The War

The story of the Second World War, told via personal accounts from four American towns.


  • The Ghost Front

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

    Victory in Europe seems imminent.
  • Pride of our Nation

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

    Americans are shocked by losses on the Pacific and Allied forces are stalled.
  • When Things Get Tough

    Americans mobilize for total war at home and overseas
  • A Necessary War

    The lives of Americans are changed forever on Dec. 7, 1941.

About The War

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.