As a companion piece, the Library of Congress Veterans History Project has produced a Web site for "The War." The site guides viewers through each episode of the documentary, detailing historic events through the individual perspective of hundreds of veterans who experienced World War II and contributed their recollections to the Veterans History Project archives within the American Folklife Center. Visitors can select stories according to theme, follow the film episodes or browse the entire Veterans History Project database. The site showcases interviews, photographs, memoirs, diaries and letters dating from Pearl Harbor to V-E and V-J Day—all culled from the more than 50,000 stories in its collections.
The site is part of an agreement and massive national effort by the Library of Congress, PBS and Burns to capture the hundreds of thousands of stories of men and women who experienced war firsthand. While the film series "The War" provides an intimate view of a few individuals, the Veterans History Project serves as the repository for the tens of thousands of oral histories that together document the full scope of America's wartime experience.