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The War by Ken Burns September 17, 2007

Posted by sneaks in adult, display topics, Fall, nonfiction.
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“Peleliu Island…Marines move through the trenches on the beach during the battle.” September 15, 1944. Fitzgerald. 127-N-9527. Photo from the National Archives collection Pictures of African Americans in WWII.

Premiering on September 23, it’s The War, a seven-part documentary series that tells the story of World War II through the stories of the war’s veterans. Letters are read, grainy footage is aired, hearts are broken.

Expect increased demand for WWII histories and historical fiction. Satisfy your patrons with lots of books, and with supplementary information from such online sources as the Library of Congress’s Veterans History Project and the National Archives center for Veterans and their families. In addition, each of the U.S. Armed Services have extensive archive sites for unearthing the history of individuals, companies, battalions, ships, etc.

Army

Naval Historical Center

Coast Guard

Marine Corps Research Center

National Museum of the US Air Force

The War display at Howard County's Miller branch

“The War” display at Howard County’s Miller branch.

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