- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: September 10, 2001
World War II comes to life through the personal stories and reflections of dozens of participants in the conflict.
The pivotal battles and turning points of World War II have long been identified and analyzed. But for the people who were there, the historic encounters were not always the most memorable.
Hosted by Harry Smith and featuring commentary by the noted historian and author Stephen Ambrose, MOMENTS OF TRUTH features dozens of intimate, personal stories from World War II that show the epic conflict in a new light. Whether combatants or parents, nurses or correspondents, privates or commanders, their tales are filled with sacrifice and honor, heroism and danger. Very often, the experiences they share involve little-known encounters, adding new layers to our understanding of the day-to-day realities of the war that literally circled the globe. But most importantly, they show the contrast between the war as it is presented in history books and as it was experienced by those who were there.