Can you recommend a good World War I & II documentary?

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  1. Dave H

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    ...on DVD, of course. [​IMG]

    I am looking for a good, LONG documentary with interviews, real footage, etc. Thanks.
     
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    The World At War.
     
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    Second The World At War on DVD for WW2...
     
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    I'll third "The World At War" on DVD.
     
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    If you want something shot during WWII, try the Frank Capra "Why We Fight" series. Get the Goodtimes DVD, the Madacy is terrible. This about half documentary and half propaganda about us good guys.
     
  6. Zane Charron

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    I fourth 'The World at War'. It's bar none the most comprehensive WWII doc out there. It ain't cheap, but what 5 disc boxset is?
     
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    There's a special anniversary edition of The World at War coming out on R2 with extra interviews, stuff about the making of the series, etc. However, it certainly isn't cheap. I don't know about a R1 release of this.

    Regarding WWI, there is a very good R2 boxed set release called 'The Great War'. This was made during the 60s (i.e. when a lot of the veterans were not only alive by relatively young) by the BBC, and follows the same format at TWAW (indeed, TWAW was based on it). This is superb and can be safely recommended to any of you that can play R2/PAL. I don't know if a R1 release is planned.
     
  8. Dennis Nicholls

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    I think that the R1 version of The World At War does have all that "extra stuff" as it were.

    That Great War series does sound interesting, but I see no evidence that it's going to be released R1 anytime soon. (The R2 set is 99GBP! Ouch.) I'd guess that there isn't a lot about WWI for several reasons. Film was in it infancy then and there weren't small cameras for journalists to carry. And WWI was basically a bunch of guys sitting around in holes in the mud for 5 years while they shelled each other. This didn't make for any dramatic film footage.
     
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    WWII - the lost color archives (from the history channel series)

     
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    Another vote for "The World at War". It is outstanding, and a value at twice the price. Make haste, and add it to your collection!
     

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