WSIU TV - The War

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Resources to become involved and learn more.

Honor & Sacrifice
Honor & Sacrifice: WSIU Remembers World War II homepage.

THE WAR Viewer's Guide
THE WAR program page at PBS

Veteran's History Project
Visit the Ken Burns' THE WAR portion of the Veteran's History Project.

Local Veteran Profiles
We've profiled the best stories of local veterans which include photos, as well as sound and video clips.

Video Segments
Vdeo segments profile local WWII veterans as well as WWII manufacturing.

WSIU War Letters Project
Read War Letters from veterans from the Civil War as well as WWII.

Do you have a WWII story you'd like to share with others? Contribute it online. Click here to find out how!
Find out more about area veterans through oral histories, photo albums and transcripts. Click for more.
The Second World War was so massive, catastrophic and complex, it is almost beyond the minds and the hearts capacity to process everything that happened and, more important, what it meant on a human level, says acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns.
    Directed and produced by Burns and Lynn Novick for WETA Washington D.C. and Florentine Films, THE WAR explores the Second World War from an American perspective, following the experiences of a handful of men and women on the home front and on the battlefront whose lives were transformed during devastating years of war from 1941 to 1945. Six years in the making, the seven-part film relates the story of the war both in the United States and around the globe, focusing on the lives and experiences of Americans from four geographically distributed communities transformed by the war: Waterbury, Connecticut; Mobile, Alabama; Sacramento, California; and the small farming town of Luverne, Minnesota. These often harrowing personal journeys and testimonies create a vivid portrait of the war that profoundly affected American lives, communities, and society.

Created to complement the Ken Burns series THE WAR, the WSIU outreach campaign Honor and Sacrifice: WSIU Remembers World War II includes television and radio programs, as well as companion web pages. WSIU's production and outreach staff captured the stories of area veterans across the region. These stories of local interest will be broadcast immediately following select dates of THE WAR.

SIU Carbondale is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans that strives to enhance its ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff to increase its potential to serve a diverse student population.
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