posted on Sep, 26 2007 @ 09:37 PM
I don't know how many of you are watching ken Burns new film on PBS on World War Two. If you are not however, you are missing a powerful piece of film
making. It is at once both deeply moving and deeply disturbing.
By focusing on the memories of the citizens of four different towns... Newberry Ct. Sacramento Ca. Mobile Ab. and Laverne Mn. he brings the events of
the war home in ways other films on the subject haven't. He uses both non combatants and veterans and their recollections as a focal point and in
doing so he highlights the psychological and spiritual toll it had on all. Many of the men interviewed comment that they had never really talked
about their experiences of 60 years before. My father was that way.
For all of you who are so gung ho for war, either in Iraq or Iran, I highly recommend this film. Its not pacifist or sentimental nor it it hyper
patriotic. It tries in its own way to just relate the events as they were and allow the viewer to draw their own conclusions.
World War Two may have very well been the only war that we fought that really needed fighting but it does not change the fact that war, in the words
of general Sherman, is hell.
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