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.
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.
Victory in Europe seems imminent.
On D-Day, 1.5 million Allied troops take part in the greatest invasion in history.
Americans are shocked by losses on the Pacific and Allied forces are stalled.
Americans mobilize for total war at home and overseas
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.
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