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Great Supplemental Stories From WWII
on November 9, 2004
I am a fan of most WWII documentaries. I had not seen most of the segments in this set with the late Walter Cronkite. It has some great seldom told stories from an American Newsman's Perspective who served in World War II. It contains stories about Leningrad, Stalingrad, Finland, Malta, North Africa, The Air War over Germany, the north atlantic convoys, The German V1, V2, rocket program, War Crimes trials and many others. I find it to be an excellent supplement to the World at War box set. A true enthusiast will not find this set disappointing. It is over 14 hours in length. Most volumes consist of stories that are about 20-30 minutes in length. They are pieced together well and add some depth to the picture of WWII that is portrayed so often on the History channel. It is a five star set in its content and quality but does not have the international perspectives or comprehensive view of the war that the World at War has. It also does not have the detailed military analysis that the Battlefield Series has. Still, this set is good and a history buff will enjoy the numerous first hand accounts of events that are recorded in the series. For the Price, it is well worth it. May we learn from history and not repeat it.