"The War" - Ken Burns Documentary

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Ken Burns' 14-hour documentary was originally shown on PBS and it's very much like "The Civil War," only there was a wealth of actual film footage for him to use. There's not much of that "slow panning shot over a pile of photos" effect here and quite a few living witnesses to the events are interviewed on camera. Burns' great insight for this movie was to focus on the experiences of four American towns (Luverne, MN; Mobile, AL; Sacramento, CA and Waterbury, CT) and how the war affected each through the storiesĀ of the men and women who served around the world during the era. It's a great piece of history and a far better use of your time than spending a weekend re-watching a season of "The Walking Dead." (2007)

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