Deftly mixing archival film and photographs with moving interviews, the 2007 production covers both iconic events (Pearl Harbor, D-Day, Guadalcanal, the liberation of concentration camps) and the daily lives of a range of people on the homefront—defense workers, schoolchildren, Japanese American internees, and families split apart by the war. Note: contains strong language and violence. (The companion 480-page hardback, written by Burns and historian Geoffrey Ward, expands upon the documentary’s stories and augments them with over 400 photos and maps.) Directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick.
This title is part of the series: THE WAR
9 and up
Color and black-and-white
Total time: 14 hours