The War, a seven-part documentary series directed and produced by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, explores the history and horror of the Second World War from an American perspective by following the fortunes of so-called ordinary men and women who become caught up in one of the greatest cataclysms in human history.
During the last installment of this documentary, it is the end of World War II, starting in March 1945 and ending in September 1945. Since D-Day the number of dead or wounded soldiers continues to rise. President Roosevelt dies and Harry Truman steps into office. Then, on August 6, 1945, under orders from President Truman, an American plane drops an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, instantly killing 40,000 people. Two hundred thousand more will die in the next few years and months of burns, radiation, and radiation poisoning.
- TV: A World Without War – Wednesday, 8/08 at 8 pm