American Experience: War Letters - Stories of Courage, Longing and Sacrifice

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One commonality that seems to link every modern war is that soldiers almost invariably write their families and loved ones on a regular basis and their correspondence covers a broad range of human emotions -- funny camp stories, reassurances to worried folks at home, confessions of fear, anxieties about the dangers of the battlefield, and prescient goodbyes from fighting men and women who know they may never return. American Experience: War Letters -- Stories of Courage, Longing and Sacrifice is a documentary ...
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One commonality that seems to link every modern war is that soldiers almost invariably write their families and loved ones on a regular basis and their correspondence covers a broad range of human emotions -- funny camp stories, reassurances to worried folks at home, confessions of fear, anxieties about the dangers of the battlefield, and prescient goodbyes from fighting men and women who know they may never return. American Experience: War Letters -- Stories of Courage, Longing and Sacrifice is a documentary produced for PBS which follows America's history in armed conflict through the letters written home by men and women in uniform. American Experience: War Letters features readings from a cast of distinguished performers, including Joan Allen, Edward Norton, Bill Paxton, Giovanni Ribisi, David Hyde Pierce, and many more.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/17/2005
  • UPC: 841887050364
  • Original Release: 2002
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  • Source: Pbs (Direct)
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 60:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Joan Allen Voice Only
Jordan Bridges Voice Only
Mike Hagiwara Voice Only
Gerald McRaney Voice Only
Esai Morales Voice Only
Edward Norton Voice Only
Bill Paxton Voice Only
David Hyde Pierce Voice Only
Giovanni Ribisi Voice Only
Kyra Sedgwick Voice Only
Kevin Spacey Voice Only
Eric Stoltz Voice Only
Lawrence Turner Voice Only
Courtney Vance Voice Only
Christopher Gehrman Voice Only
Technical Credits
Robert Kenner Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Melissa Adelson Co-producer
Mark Adler Score Composer, Songwriter
Margaret Drain Executive Producer
Leonard Feinstein Editor
Neil Reichline Cinematographer
Paul Taylor Screenwriter
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Introduction [1:58]
2. Learning to Kill [4:44]
3. Can't Explain Combat [9:51]
4. I Miss You So Much [7:55]
5. Compared to Hell [8:36]
6. I Ask Myself These Questions [7:57]
7. I'm Coming Home [4:02]
8. There Was a War [6:41]
9. Credits [1:53]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play War Letters
   Scene Selections
   PBS Online
   About the Legacy Project
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