And what a set it is. 26 50-minute episodes chronicling the rise of German and Japanese power through the aftermath of WWII. And if that wasn't enough, there are 2 long interviews with Hitler's secretary Traudl Junge (who died just last year at 81) and a young (but still haggard looking) historian Stephen Ambrose, 4 'extended' episodes dealing with specific topics of the war running 1.5 hours each (the two-part 'Final Solution' is the best chronicle of the Holocaust I've seen), and LASTLY there is a 45-minute 'making of' with producer Jeremy Isaccs, which is interesting but mostly a talking head interview. Plus timelines and biographies of the major players in WWII. So we're talking about 30 hours or so of material to go through here. I'd seen bits and pieces of these docs when I was young, but seeing it all the way through over about 3 weeks was amazing. Truly a gem in any WWII or history buff's collection. Anyone else have this great boxset?