The American homefront during the Second World War is the focus of this nostalgic, 10-episode documentary series. See how a nation still coping with the effects of the Great Depression pulled together in the wake of Pearl Harbor. Vintage newsreel footage helps bring the story to life, with narration by veteran TV journalist Eric Sevareid. 5 hrs. total on two discs. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English (SDH).
Journalist Eric Sevareid relives the war-torn years on the American home front during World War II. Initially unprepared for war, America amazed the world with the swiftness of its industrial and military mobilization. But the road to victory was long and bitter, and American resourcefulness was tested again and again. Wartime newsreels are interwoven with narrative to reveal the trials and triumphs of this remarkable era in American history. Includes 10 episodes on 2 DVDs. 2012/color-b&w/5 hrs/NR/fullscreen.