#9. The War
Ken Burns did not have much to add factually to our knowledge of exhaustively covered WWII. Instead, this 15-hour documentary a docu-elegy, really relied on the memories of surviving soldiers and contemporaries to bring the emotional truth of the war to life (a much harder job, after 60 years of war movies). Geopolitics and troop movements aside, WWII was about millions of young people worldwide preparing to die, and The War made their experience heart-rendingly immortal.
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