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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. 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.

Joe Medicine Crow, the last war chief of the Crow Tribe of Montana is profiled in The War.
Germany and the Japanese surrender too and millions try to learn to live without war.
By mid March, 1945, they are across the Rhine, while Russians are 50 miles from Berlin.
Corporate funding is provided by General Motors, Anheuser-Busch, and Bank of America. Major funding is provided by Lilly Endowment, Inc.;PBS; National Endowment for the Humanities; CPB; The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations; The Pew Charitable Trusts; The Longaberger Foundation; and Park Foundation, Inc.
The lives of Americans are changed forever on Dec. 7, 1941.
Americans mobilize for total war at home and overseas
Americans are shocked by losses on the Pacific and Allied forces are stalled.
On D-Day, 1.5 million Allied troops take part in the greatest invasion in history.
Victory in Europe seems imminent.
On Tuesday morning, May 25, 1943, tensions explode at the Alabama Dry Dock shipyard.
Al McIntosh writes of personal losses the war brought to those in Luverne.
Babe Ciarlo never revealed his experiences in his letters home.
Young soldier Daniel Inouye comes face-to-face with the enemy.
FDR speaks to the country following the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Watch the first few minutes of The War.
Burnett Miller, Ray Leopold and Sam Hynes talk about why they fought.
Ray Leopold discusses the mixture of food available at meal times.
Burnett Miller, Ray Leopold and Sam Hynes talk about joining up during the war.
Sam Hines talks about growing up in Minneapolis in 1941and the excitement of the service.