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Your Stories: St. Louis Remembers World War II DVD Sets Available As Thank You Gifts for Becoming a Member of KETC/Channel 9

In 2007, KETC/Channel 9 embarked on the most extensive community outreach endeavor in its history—to collect and preserve the memories of World War II as told by the veterans, their families and those who served on the home front. Channel 9 invited the public to share their stories and images of the war; and the response was overwhelming. With the help of community volunteers, Channel 9 conducted hundreds of interviews and assembled images, letters and documents to tell the St. Louis stories of World War II as they have never been told before. The stories, images and tributes compiled in these DVD sets provide insight to the many contributions of St. Louis area residents during the war and will be of particular interest to anyone who experienced the war as well as to historians, war buffs and educators. Channel 9 is pleased to make Your Stories: St. Louis Remembers World War II available to the public in honor of those who served and sacrificed in the war.

  • Pledge Your Support to KETC/Channel 9 and Receive These DVDs as a Thank You Gift
  • Your Stories: St. Louis Remembers World War II — Volume I 4-DVD Set

    Your Stories: St. Louis Remembers World War II - Volume I 4-DVD SetThis four-DVD set tells the St. Louis story of World War II through the people, places and battles that reside in memories of the people who were closest to the war – the veterans, their families, and those who served on the home front. The set also includes a Behind the Scenes DVD featuring an interview with Ken Burns when he was in St. Louis to talk about his documentary on the war with additional footage on the making of Your Stories: St. Louis Remembers World War II.

    The People — Whether in battle or on the home front St. Louisans made a significant contribution to the war effort. This DVD profiles some of the people whose memories help tell the story of St. Louis in World War II and includes features on Omar Bradley, the Montford Point Marines, the Tuskegee Airmen, prisoners of war, resistance fighters, and military doctors.

    The Places — When America went to war, St. Louis went to work to meet the demand for airplanes, tanks, boots, ammunition and countless other military products. This DVD takes you to some of the St. Louis sites where war materials were produced as well as to places, such as the Court of Honor, where St. Louis continues to honor its veterans of foreign wars.

    The Battles — Soldiers from St. Louis in World War II served on many battlefronts in a war that spanned much of the globe. This DVD includes interviews with veterans who remember combat in arenas from Europe to the Pacific, from the Battle of the Bulge to the Battle of Iwo Jima.

    Behind the Scenes — This DVD features an interview with Ken Burns when he was in St. Louis to talk about his documentary on World War II as well as behind-the-scenes footage with Channel 9 producers, staff and volunteers showing the making of Your Stories: St. Louis Remembers World War II. This was the most extensive community outreach initiative in the history of Channel 9 and one of most expansive efforts made by any public television station in conjunction with Ken Burns’ The War.

    Your Stories: St. Louis Remembers World War II — Volume II 4-DVD Set

    Your Stories: St. Louis Remembers World War II - Volume II 4-DVD SetThis This four-DVD set pays tribute to St. Louisans who lost their lives in World War II and remembers the service and sacrifice of those who served in battle or on the home front. The DVD set includes a feature on the life of Butch O’Hare, one of the nation’s most noted heroes of World War II and explores life on the home front in St. Louis during the war. The set also includes a DVD featuring some rare archival footage of the war and, for the first time in history, presents the names of all of the soldiers from St. Louis who lost their lives in World War II. Channel 9 staffed researched and assembled nearly 5,000 names to be presented for the first time in this production: In Honor of St. Louis’ Fallen.

    Butch O’Hare — This Channel 9 production pays tribute to St. Louisan Butch O’Hare, namesake of O’Hare International Airport, who was the first U.S. Navy ace, a Medal of Honor Recipient, a Wildcat fighter pilot, the first Hellcat Night-Fighter, and the person attributed with saving the USS Lexington.

    Home Front — This Channel 9 production features men, women and children of World War II as they share their home front memories of rationing, scrap drives, the night life, blackouts, and the long, anxious wait to see who would make it home.

    Historic World War II Footage — This stunning collection of archival footage and photographs brings to life some of the most monumental events in our history.

    In Honor of St. Louis’ Fallen — This Channel 9 production is the first public presentation of the names of the nearly 5,000 men and women from the St. Louis area who lost their lives in World War II. The names of St. Louis’s fallen are shown with glimpses of archival footage as well as sounds and music of the time.