The Color of War
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Face to Face

Aired on Nov 18, 200145m

Five out of every six men serving in WWII never saw combat, serving instead in the vast support services. But the men who were at the front lived through some of the greatest horrors of the human experience.

Five out of every six men serving in WWII never saw combat, serving instead in the vast support services. But the men who were at the front lived through some of the greatest horrors of the human experience.

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Air War

Aired on Nov 25, 200145m

Of all the assignments a serviceman might find himself undertaking in WWII, flying seemed to offer the greatest promise of glory. It would also become the most dangerous job of the war.

Of all the assignments a serviceman might find himself undertaking in WWII, flying seemed to offer the greatest promise of glory. It would also become the most dangerous job of the war.

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Battleground

Aired on Dec 02, 200145m

A WWII infantryman was engaged in combat for an hour each day on average, but he fought the environment around the clock, from the Arctic Circle to desert sands and fetid jungles.

A WWII infantryman was engaged in combat for an hour each day on average, but he fought the environment around the clock, from the Arctic Circle to desert sands and fetid jungles.

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At Ease

Aired on Dec 09, 200144m

WWII veterans describe their brief interludes of “everyday” life while at the front, with intimate films from archives and personal collections illustrating their treasured wartime memories.

WWII veterans describe their brief interludes of “everyday” life while at the front, with intimate films from archives and personal collections illustrating their treasured wartime memories.

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Anchors Aweigh

Aired on Dec 16, 200144m

For the sailors who fought in World War II, combat at sea differed radically from any previous conflict. The jobs they performed were more complex than ever before, and the threats they faced were much more lethal.

For the sailors who fought in World War II, combat at sea differed radically from any previous conflict. The jobs they performed were more complex than ever before, and the threats they faced were much more lethal.

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Fueling the Fire

Aired on Dec 30, 200144m

During WWII, the U.S. military challenged itself to create the most advanced supply system in the history of warfare, and the servicemen who staffed it played a critical role in achieving victory.

During WWII, the U.S. military challenged itself to create the most advanced supply system in the history of warfare, and the servicemen who staffed it played a critical role in achieving victory.

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Silent and Deep

Aired on Jan 06, 200245m

The elite submarine sailors of World War II "Silent Service" endured an unique type of battle: With little chance of escape if disaster struck, the submarine itself often became a steel coffin.

The elite submarine sailors of World War II "Silent Service" endured an unique type of battle: With little chance of escape if disaster struck, the submarine itself often became a steel coffin.

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Homefront

Aired on Jan 13, 200244m

The millions of combatants in WWII bore the brunt of the devastation, but civilian populations also bravely shouldered their duties as their homelands were embroiled in "total war."

The millions of combatants in WWII bore the brunt of the devastation, but civilian populations also bravely shouldered their duties as their homelands were embroiled in "total war."

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The Price of War

Aired on Jan 20, 200243m

The fact that so many WWII servicemen lived to tell the tale is a testament to the brave medical personnel who fought daily against death behind the front lines.

The fact that so many WWII servicemen lived to tell the tale is a testament to the brave medical personnel who fought daily against death behind the front lines.

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Victory

Aired on Jan 27, 200243m

For Allied servicemen, the last year of WWII proved the most difficult. These men desperately wanted to return to home and loved ones. If they survived, what would the peace bring?

For Allied servicemen, the last year of WWII proved the most difficult. These men desperately wanted to return to home and loved ones. If they survived, what would the peace bring?

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Aftermath

Aired on Feb 10, 200243m

In the aftermath of the war, U.S. servicemen faced daunting new responsibilities and perhaps a greater challenge than waging war - that of keeping the peace. Examine this monumental undertaking known simply as occupation.

In the aftermath of the war, U.S. servicemen faced daunting new responsibilities and perhaps a greater challenge than waging war - that of keeping the peace. Examine this monumental undertaking known simply as occupation.

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Covering War

Aired on May 13, 200345m

Explore the experiences of combat cameraman, war correspondents, combat artists, radio reporters, and others who brought WWII to life, and preserved the tale that defined this epic era.

Explore the experiences of combat cameraman, war correspondents, combat artists, radio reporters, and others who brought WWII to life, and preserved the tale that defined this epic era.