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.
In the fourth segment of documentary, witness four War World II veterans recount their own stories from June 1944 to August 1944. On June 6, 1944 — D-Day — a million and a half Allied troops embark on one of the greatest invasions in history: the invasion of France. In late July, Allied forces break out of the hedgerows in Normandy, and by mid-August, the Germans are in full retreat out of France. On August 25, after four years of Nazi occupation, Paris is liberated — and the end of the war in Europe seems only a few weeks away.
- TV: Pride of our Nation – Sunday, 8/05 at 8 pm
- TV: FUBAR – Monday, 8/06 at 8 pm
- TV: The Ghost Front – Tuesday, 8/07 at 8 pm
- TV: A World Without War – Wednesday, 8/08 at 8 pm