Season 1, Episode 7 A World Without War: March 1945 - September 1945
First Aired: October 2, 2007
The final months of World War II are chronicled, including the death of President Roosevelt; the discovery of Nazi concentration camps by U.S. and British troops; and the Germans' surrender on May 8, 1945. In the Pacific, however, the war drags on, with a fierce fight for the Japanese island of Okinawa; and the prospect of a years-long struggle for Japan itself. Everything changes in August, however, when the U.S. drops atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
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- Premiered: September 23, 2007
- Rating: None
- Premise: A 14-hour documentary that chronicles World War II through the experiences of everyday Americans from Luverne, Minn.; Mobile, Ala.; Sacramento; and Waterbury, Conn. (more)