World War II Experience: Season 1

World War II Experience: Season 1

This series tells the story of the World War II experience from the veteran point of view. Subjects include the European front, the shame of American internment camps amidst the heroics of the Nisei Soldiers, the experience of concentration camp liberator, and a daughter's memory of a Dad that, to her, embodied the Greatest Generation.

World War II Experience: Season 1
  • David Gan: The Front Lines

    Directed by David Washburn

    A young David Gan joins the WWII effort, eager to serve his country. Feelings of exclusion as a Chinese-American disappear in the Army. After experiencing the loss of so many fallen comrades, David dedicates his life to those who never came home.

  • Richard Hank Sciaroni: Shot Down

    Directed by Robert Barbarino

    Through the perils of air combat, and an emergency landing behind enemy lines in Italy, Hank utilized his capability to speak Italian to help get him and his men to safety as the Germans closed in.

  • Nisei Soldiers: Japanese American G.I. Joes

    Directed by Alexander Zane Irwin

    Leaving internment camps to defend their county in Europe, Japanese-American Nisei soldiers of WWII became the most decorated unit in American history.

  • Ralph Rush: Concentration Camp Liberator

    Directed by Daniel Leonard Bernardi

    Ralph Rush, a Scout in General George S. Patton's World War II Intelligence & Reconnaissance Platoons went from digging up German mines to being the first American to enter the Ohrdruf Concentration Camp; the first concentration camp liberated by the Allies.

  • Black Woman & WWII: The 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion

    Directed by Gina Gelphman

    In the midst of World War II, the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion, an all-female African-American unit, undertook the monumental task of sorting and delivering a massive backlog of mail for the U.S. military. Despite facing deplorable working conditions and th...

  • Decoding Jean: Secrets of WWII

    Directed by Hannah Anderson

    In the midst of World War II's turmoil, the quaint British town of Bury St. Edmonds becomes a focal point where lives intersect and secrets unravel. An 18-year-old woman, finds herself caught in the throes of a great wartime secret – the breaking of the German Enigma ...

  • Vincent Faulls: A Collection of My Father

    Directed by Jesse Collier Sutterley

    When our loved ones pass they live on through our memories, the stories that bring us together, keep us warm when we feel cold and cheer us up in the darkest times. A Collection of My Father tells the story of Vincent Faulls, a soldier, husband and father, thr...