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AP: Burns debuts new documentary, "The War"

By Indiewire | Indiewire November 25, 2006 at 3:34AM

Two troubling statistics fueled the creation of "The War," the 14-hour documentary about World War II from acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns. Burns thought he was done with war movies after his series, "The Civil War." But he changed his mind after realizing that America was losing its grip on the facts of World War II. Burns said he was astonished at the number of high school graduates who believe the United States fought with the Germans in World War II. AP reports.
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Two troubling statistics fueled the creation of "The War," the 14-hour documentary about World War II from acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns. Burns thought he was done with war movies after his series, "The Civil War." But he changed his mind after realizing that America was losing its grip on the facts of World War II. Burns said he was astonished at the number of high school graduates who believe the United States fought with the Germans in World War II. AP reports.

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