WWII was the defining event of the 20th Century. Sixteen million served in the United States armed forces and over four hundred thousand died. Heroes of WWII, hosted by esteemed journalist Walter Cronkite, is a remarkable account of the men who fought with spirit, great sacrifice and commitment to America and to the broader causes of peace and freedom from tyranny throughout the world. This two disc Collector's Edition contains four complete programs with hours of footage that document the amazing first-hand accounts of the soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen who served in WWII over sixty years ago. They will bring you back to the infamous day when Pearl Harbor was attacked, to the battles in the Pacific on land and sea, to the invasion of Europe, the new combat strategy of the time, the "Air War," as seen through the eyes of fighter pilots, gunners and navigators. It is the voices of the Heroes of WWII that will live forever to inspire future generations of Americans, deepening their appreciation for the accomplishments of the WWII generation in securing the freedom and democracy that we have today.