A unique film starring two legendary actors.
“Ideals are peaceful. History is violent.” – Brad Pitt as Don “Wardaddy” Collier
“You remember it. Remember every bit of it, ’cause we are on the eve of a day that people are going to talk about long after we are dead and gone.” – Rod Steiger as a Destroyer Commander
“We will all die… without hope…” – Joop van Hulzen as Captain Hartmann
When Ken Burns puts his name on something it means that tireless research was involved. This effort was put into The War in a way never before seen in documentary film-making. It’s an unimaginable task to summarize the events of World War II but Burns took up the task and produced the definitive series on the effects of the war on the people of the United States.