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Going to War

What is it really like to go to war? Filled with terror, pain and grief, it also brings exhilaration, and a profound sense of purpose. In Going to War, renowned authors Karl Marlantes and Sebastian Junger help us make sense of this paradox and get to the heart of what it’s like to be a soldier at war. Veterans of various conflicts reveal some universal truths of combat with unflinching candor.

Going to War

55m 11s

What is it really like to go to war? Filled with terror, pain and grief, it also brings exhilaration, and a profound sense of purpose. In Going to War, renowned authors Karl Marlantes and Sebastian Junger help us make sense of this paradox and get to the heart of what it’s like to be a soldier at war. Veterans of various conflicts reveal some universal truths of combat with unflinching candor.

Episodes

  • Going to War: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Going to War

    55m 11s

    What is it really like to go to war? Filled with terror, pain and grief, it also brings exhilaration, and a profound sense of purpose. In Going to War, renowned authors Karl Marlantes and Sebastian Junger help us make sense of this paradox and get to the heart of what it’s like to be a soldier at war. Veterans of various conflicts reveal some universal truths of combat with unflinching candor.

Extras + Features

  • Why We Need to Know About War: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Why We Need to Know About War

    2m 39s

    Why it is important to understand the soldier’s experience of combat and for veterans to tell their stories.

  • The Emotions of War: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Emotions of War

    3m 13s

    Veterans talk about the feelings of sadness that are a central part of combat.

  • Coming Home: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Coming Home

    3m 13s

    Veterans talk about how their service changed them and the challenges of coming home.

  • Going to War Trailer: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Going to War Trailer

    1m 50s

    What is it really like to go to war? Filled with terror, pain and grief, it also brings exhilaration, and a profound sense of purpose. In Going to War, renowned authors Karl Marlantes and Sebastian Junger help us make sense of this paradox and get to the heart of what it’s like to be a soldier at war. Veterans of various conflicts reveal some universal truths of combat with unflinching candor.

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