A Necessary War
December 1941-December 1942Streaming Video - 2011
After a haunting overview of the Second World War in episode 1, A Necessary War, Ken Burns takes us to back to the moment it all began. The inhabitants of four American towns recall life in their communities on the eve of the conflict. For them others finally beginning to recover from the Great Depression, the events overseas seem impossibly far away. But suddenly, their tranquil lives are shattered by the shock of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, and an utterly unprepared America is thrust into the greatest cataclysm in history. At the end of America's first year of war, more than 35,000 U.S. troops have been killed.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, , c2007.
Branch Call Number: E-VIDEO
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (156 min.) : sd., col., digital file.