Have you heard yet? A new documentary by famous historian Ken Burns is coming to PBS starting Sept 23. Called “The War,” this seven-part series is mostly about the experiences of the men and women who were in the middle of World War II. Burns says that “our WWII veterans are dying and younger generations don’t know enough about the war,” hence he was inspired to make this film to capture some very personal and historical experiences to teach and remind us of what war is really like—not the stuff you see briefly on the news or read about in textbooks. This is the real thing and how it affected real people…not something to ever forget.
Local PBS affiliate stations are looking for stories from WWII veterans as well as the thoughts and experiences of those remaining on the homefront. Go online to your affiliate’s website to read stories or submit your own. Very interesting reading. Hope you can catch the documentary on TV this September.
Co-author of Cherry Blossoms in Twilight, a WWII Japan memoir of her mother's childhood; author of Poems That Come to Mind, for caregivers of dementia patients; Co-author/Editor of Battlefield Doc, a medic's memoir of combat duty during the Korean War; life writing enthusiast; loves history and culture (especially Japan), poetry, and cats