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The War

A Necessary War: December 1941 - December 1942 (Season 1, Episode 1)
TV-14
TV Episode | 143 min | Documentary, History, War

This series profiles World War II as seen primarily through the eyes of people living in just four U.S. Cities. This episode details an antebellum period before the attack on Pearl Harbor, that attack, the fall of the Phillipines, the ...See moreThis series profiles World War II as seen primarily through the eyes of people living in just four U.S. Cities. This episode details an antebellum period before the attack on Pearl Harbor, that attack, the fall of the Phillipines, the Bataan Death March and the fighting at Guadalcanal. Written by Havan Ironoak See less
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Composer
Wynton Marsalis (original music by)
Cinematographer
Status
Edit Released
Updated Sep 23, 2007

Release date
Sep 23, 2007 (United States)

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Keith David
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Glenn D. Frazier
Self - Infantry Self - Infantry   See fewer
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Sam Hynes
Self - Marine Pilot Self - Marine Pilot   See fewer
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Jim Sherman
Self - Resident of Luverne, Minnesota Self - Resident of Luverne, Minnesota   See fewer
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Quentin Aanenson
Self - Resident of Luverne, Minnesota Self - Resident of Luverne, Minnesota   See fewer
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Earl Burke
Self - Resident of Sacramento, California Self - Resident of Sacramento, California   See fewer
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Burnett Miller
Self - Resident of Sacramento, California Self - Resident of Sacramento, California   See fewer
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Susumu Satow
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Ray Leopold
Self - Resident of Waterbury, Connecticut Self - Resident of Waterbury, Connecticut   See fewer
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Olga Ciarlo
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John Gray
Self - Resident of Mobile, Alabama Self - Resident of Mobile, Alabama   See fewer
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Katharine Phillips
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Daniel Inouye
Self - Resident of Hawaii Self - Resident of Hawaii   See fewer
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Sidney Phillips
Self - Resident of Mobile, Alabama Self - Resident of Mobile, Alabama   See fewer
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Barbara Covington
Self - Resident of Sacramento, California Self - Resident of Sacramento, California   See fewer
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Asako Tokuno
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Emma Belle Pelcher
Self - Resident of Mobile, Alabama Self - Resident of Mobile, Alabama   See fewer
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Sascha Weinzheimer
Self - Resident of Sacramento Valley, California Self - Resident of Sacramento Valley, California   See fewer
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William Perkins
Self - Resident of Sacramento, California Self - Resident of Sacramento, California   See fewer
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Walter Thompson
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Willie Rushton
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Burt Wilson
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William Douglas Lansford
Self - Resident of California (as Bill Lansford) Self - Resident of California (as Bill Lansford)   See fewer
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Pete Arias
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Tom Hanks
Al Mcintosh (voice) Al Mcintosh (voice)   See fewer
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Kevin Conway
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Rebecca Holtz
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Adolf Hitler
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Benito Mussolini
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Franklin D. Roosevelt
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Hideki Tojo
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8.6 / 10 | 188 votes