World War II Stories As Ken Burns' documentary series The War debuts, NPR explores a series of World War II stories that haven't been widely told. From the "ski troops" of the 10th Mountain Division to the Army nurse who still feels the effects of combat-related stress, they're stories about people who experienced the war in unique ways.

Battle on the Slopes: World War II's Ski Troops

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Latino War Vets Changed World at Home, Abroad

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Mother, Son Share Experiences of War

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Artists of Battlefield Deception: Soldiers of the 23rd

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For Ken Burns, a 'War' Not as Advertised

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