Through interviews with more than 40 men and women, photos and footage from the era, the series shows how World War II impacted the lives of people from four towns: Mobile, Ala.; Sacramento, Calif.; Waterbury, Conn.; and Luverne, Minn.
I saw the first two parts last night. The descriptions of soldiers experiences in battle are powerful; so are the memories of people at home.
The series is airing in seven episodes; check your tv listings or pbs.org for broadcast schedules. You can read more, meet the witnesses; and explore photos, letters and other source material by topic on The Wars Web site.