Synopsis by Rob Ferrier
Directed by Ken Burns, this video takes a penetrating look at the role played by Chicago during World War II. Besides the rail, road, and water networks that made the city an important nexus of national trade, the city was, and is, the major site for Naval basic training. This video offers a broad overview of the changes wrought as the "City With Broad Shoulders" girded itself for war.
big-city, POW (Prisoner of War), survivor, testimony, tribute, veteran [military], world-war