A World Without War

A few weeks after the death of President Roosevelt shocks the country, Germany surrenders. Meanwhile, American sailors, soldiers and Marines endure the worst battle of the Pacific - Okinawa. In August, American planes drop atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the Japanese, too, surrender. Millions return home - to try to learn how to live in a world without war.

Thursday, 8:00PM

The War is the story of the Second World War through the personal accounts of a handful of men and women from four American towns, including Sacramento. The war touched the lives of every family on every street in every town in America and demonstrated that in extraordinary times, there are no ordinary lives. The War was directed and produced by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick.

The War Episodes

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A World Without War

S1 Ep7 | 2h 7m 27s

Germany and the Japanese surrender too and millions try to learn to live without war.

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The Ghost Front

S1 Ep6 | 1h 59m 26s

By mid March, 1945, they are across the Rhine, while Russians are 50 miles from Berlin.

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S1 Ep5 | 2h 6m 58s

Victory in Europe seems imminent.

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Pride of our Nation

S1 Ep4 | 2h 19m 15s

On D-Day, 1.5 million Allied troops take part in the greatest invasion in history.

The War Extras

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Joseph Medicine Crow

8m 41s

Joe Medicine Crow, the last war chief of the Crow Tribe of Montana is profiled in The War.

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Why We Fight

4m 39s

Burnett Miller, Ray Leopold and Sam Hynes talk about why they fought.

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5m 35s

Watch the first few minutes of The War.

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American Anthem

5m 12s

Norah Jones sings 'American Anthem.'

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