Battlefield: WWII Invasion
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Battlefield - WWII Invasion! 3 DVD Set! After the staggering speed with which Nazi Germany occupied Europe, it took the Allies some time to regroup and mount an offensive to take back the continent. These three key battlefields turned the tide for the Allies, and hastened the end of the Third Reich's reign of terror; The Battle for North Africa, The Battle for Italy and the Battle of Normandy. Now for the first time, TMG and NBC Universal bring you these detailed accounts of the pivotal battles of World War II. Each episode covers one great battle, featuring portraits of the leaders and commanders, explanations of weapons and tactics, a review of the political and military situation leading up to the battle, troop deployment, and the story of the battle itself. Narrated by Tim Pigot-Smith (V for Vendetta, Quantum of Solace). Watch rare archival footage from vaults around the world!
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I'm very happy and have already watched this 3 or 4 times.
This is one of the most comprehensive series for fans of military history and it presents these great battles at both a strategic and tactical level. It is one of the few programs, especially when it was originally produced 15 years ago, that provided simple, yet clear graphics to explain troop levels and deployments to a great level of detail. Each episode is self contained providing significant coverage of the events preceding the specific battle and if you watch several episodes you will therefore have a fair amount of overlap.
I appreciate the style of the program which uses only narration, music, archive footage (often edited at a quick pace) and graphics. I especially enjoy the episodes which Tim-Piggot Smith narrated. Unlike other programs there are no interviews or sound bites of either renowned figures (like The World at War) or of average soldiers who participated. The approach can be summed up in a word as "academic", a word that would often make me shy away from a program but in this case I think is very true.
I only hope the episodes from later parts of the series will also be converted and available for purchase.