The War

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  • Season 1
    • 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.moreless
    • A World Without War
      10/2/07
      9.4
      With the Nazis on the verge of surrendering, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt warns the American citizens that the war with Japan could take several years to resolve.
    • Americans are shocked by Hitler's massive counterattack in the Ardennes Forest--but by mid March, 1945, they are across the Rhine, while the Russians are 50 miles from Berlin. In the Pacific, after weeks of desperate fighting, Iwo Jima is secured, and American bombers begin a full-fledged air assault on Japan.
    • The Ghost Front
      The Ghost Front
      Episode 6
      10/1/07
      9.6
      After nearly three years of fighting, bad news from the War Department does not stop; Adolf Hitler begins launching his counterattack in the Ardennes forest of Luxembourg and Belgium.
    • FUBAR
      Episode 5
      9/30/07
      9.3
      The Allied troops run out of fuel on the border of Germany; Commanders drop troops in Netherlands and behind enemy lines; General MacArthur prepares to land forces on the islan of Leyte.
    • 9/26/07
      9.5
      A million and a half Allied troops embark on the invasion of France on D-Day; the Marines fight a battle on the island of Saipan in the Western Pacific.
    • A Deadly Calling
      Episode 3
      9/25/07
      9.3
      The American public see their first glimpse of the troops killed in action, in large part due to newsreel footage; Japanese-American men enlist into the U.S. 442nd Regimental Combat Team.
    • 9/24/07
      9.3
      The Germans still occupy most of Western Europe; most of the manufacturing cities in the United States are converted to help out with the war effort.
    • A Necessary War
      Episode 1
      9/23/07
      9.1
      The attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese forces the United States into World War II; thousands of Japanese immigrants, and Japanese born Americans are put into internment camps.