Ken Burns and The War
Veteran's Day grants an opportunity to talk a bit about the great and underrated Ken Burns documentary series The War, a chronicle of the involvement of the American people in World War II. Some of the actual people in fact, primarily from 4 American towns. Civilians back home and enlisted men from Waterbury in Connecticut, Luverne in Minnesota, Mobile in Alabama, and Sacramento in California tell their first person stories of the war in a 7 part epic that will take you through Hell and back. People who lived through that time are famously reticent to talk about the War. This series will give you an insight into the human experience that is absolutely unequaled.
The best online resource regarding the thing is at the PBS website. You could buy it, but more than likely you can check out the entire set at your local library.
Posted by Rocko Jerome at 11/11/2011