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The Civil War
 
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THE CIVIL WAR (The American Civil War)
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US Documentary series 9 episodes - various duration

Premise:
Ken Burns' critically acclaimed epic documentary series about
the US Civil War - the bloodiest war ever fought in America.

With the voices of:
Sam Waterston, Jason Robards, Garrison Keillor, Julie Harris,
Derek Jacobi
and Jeremy Irons.

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[01] The Civil War: THE CAUSE (95min)
The fist episode looks at the divisive issues of slavery and states'
rights, the jubilant rush to arm, and the bloody Battle of Bull Run,
during which the first of 620,000 men were killed by their fellow Americans.

[02] The Civil War: A VERY BLOODY AFFAIR (65min)
When the war began in earnest, a new Union hero nicknamed Unconditional
Surrender Grant was proving himself in Tennessee and aristocrat Robert
E Lee was about to take over the Confederate forces in Virginia.
Bloody battles were fought near a wooden Methodist church at Shiloh
and at a tiny creek near Sharpville

[03] The Civil War: FOREVER FREE (75min)
This edition looks at the battle of Antietam

[04] The Civil War: SIMPLY MURDER (60 min)
1863 brought some of the bloodiest victories and greatest political
decisions of the war. The Confederacy managed to win some brilliant
military victories. Yet General Lee's greatest success had its downside,
and President Lincoln gave what he thought was a poor speech.

[05] The Civil War: THE UNIVERSE BATTLE (90min)
The battle of Gettysburg was to prove the turning point in the war.
The year 1863 also saw the first use of black troops, the fall of Vicksburg,
and the bloody battles of Chickamauga and Chattanooga.

[06] The Civil War: VALLEY OF THE SHADOW OF DEATH (65min)
Stalemated by Lee in Virginia in a series of useless and bloody battles,
Ulysses S Grant ordered William Tecumseh Sherman to strike for Atlanta.
The 1864 election looked like bringing defeat for President Lincoln, yet
the tide had turned.

[07] The Civil War: MOST HALLOWED GROUND (70min)
This programme follows the 1864 election which pitted Lincoln against his
former general, George McClellan

[08] The Civil War: WAR IS ALL HELL (65min)
In 1865 Sherman, who had declared that all war is hell, marched through
Georgia, engulfing the heart of the doomed Confederacy in destruction
and fire.

[09] The Civil War: THE BETTER ANGELS OF OUR NATURE (65min) (final episode)
By 1865, Lee had surrendered but only five days later, President Lincoln
was assassinated. Five years of bloody civil war had ended in the
foundation of the modern United States.

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