sands of war

Sands of War  tells the forgotten story of the Desert Training Center — 18,000 square miles of rugged terrain in the Mojave Desert where a million soldiers came to train for battle in WWII. Founded by General George S. Patton in 1942, the DTC tested men and machines in a setting as close to real combat as could be devised.  Using both current and rare archival footage, and told through the personal experiences of WWII veterans, the program provides a compelling account of the young men and women thrust onto the stage of world conflict.

Produced, written & directed by David Donnenfield and Kevin White

Narrated by Peter Coyote

Edited by Susan Utell

Filmed by Steve Davy, Don Starnes, David Donnenfield and Kevin White

Sound mix by Sirius Sound