Monday, February 13, 2012

Military Monday: The War by Ken Burns

   This past weekend's activities included finally doing something that had been on my to-do list for awhile: watching Ken Burns's The War. A documentary on World War II, The War compares the experiences of individuals from four different American cities. One of those cities was Waterbury, Connecticut.
   While I'm only through the 1941 to 1942 episode, I'd recommend the series to anyone interested in World War II genealogy in Connecticut. There are some great scenes describing life in the "Brass City." The first discuss the experiences of the individuals interviewed. Their local interviewee was Italian. Her description and corresponding photos provides insight into the local Italian population. Later scenes cover the early war experiences, including the sale of war bonds. I'm looking forward to episode two.

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