War Letters

War Letters on American Experience. You can click on the link and watch the program online. We recorded it and I’m watching it as I create this posting. It’s really amazing and sometimes heartbreaking to hear these letters which span so many wars, decades, and generations.

In every American war from the Revolutionary War to the Persian Gulf War, American military men and women have captured the horror, pathos and intensity of warfare by writing letters home. Tens of thousands of these letters have been handed down from generation to generation. Using the most compelling and enlightening of these missives, War Letters tells the story of American wars from the viewpoint of the men and women in the front lines.”

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