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Summary of Season 1 (2004) - 4 discs

As William Tecumseh Sherman memorably said, "War is hell" -- no matter what the era. George Kennedy hosts this comprehensive study of U.S. wars that moves chronologically from the 1700s to the 21st century. Using a variety of illustrative techniques -- including animated maps, film clips, costumed reenactments and period paintings -- together with straightforward narration, the program examines the origins and outcomes of each conflict.

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