Great Battles of Wwii
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The earthshaking battles of WWII come to life in this fascinating collection reviewing one of the most epic and disturbing chapters in history. This visually stunning documentary is a powerful testament to the titanic struggles of those who lived, fought and died in a war that shook the world. Astonishing color footage, taken from newsreels and captured enemy film, reveals the grinding intensity of campaigns fought in the Atlantic and Pacific theatres. Great Battles of WWII covers the war in the air, on the ground, and above and below the sea in never-before-seen color footage and captures WWII the way it was – lived and fought by soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen from both the Allied and Axis armies.
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pros: Film footage is of good quality, material is presented very well in chronological order and does not jump around from battle to battle like some others I have seen, the interviewed veterens tell the stories the best and you can really get a feel of what being in their shoes must have been like.
cons: The narrator speaks in a slow and dronning voice that is muffled and might make you drowsy. The sound quality of the interviewees is muffled and not equalized - some speakers you can barely hear and some are blarring loud so must continuously adjust he volume. The old fashion 50's style background music adds to the dullness of the narrator.
All in all I recommend this to anyone interested in learning of the Pacific battles we have fought and won and want to in a small way pay tribute to those brave sailors and marines we have lost.
The set naturally begins with Pearl Harbor and follows the trail of war along the major islands in the Island Hopping campaign. So much of this set is actual footage from wartime cameramen that its almost staggering. The commentary was informative and entertaining and the comments and insights from men actually stationed on the various islands the film is discussing at that time adds a feeling of the true vastness of this campaign, triumph at victory and the sadness at the loss of human life.
Like another reviewer, I managed to pick it up for half the Amazon asking price and it was a steal. For people interested in the subject it's worth the full forty bucks. A great addition to any War film collection.
teaching the subject of the actions in the Europe Theater, although
one part deals with the Battle of Manila in the Pacific, most is about
the war in Europe.
Generals speak of their actions and tell of the Why,When and Were.
I taught history before I retired and would have loved to have had
this DVD from TIMELESS MEDIA GROUP to show the students.
For anyone wanting to broaden their knowledge of the South Pacific beyond the Marines and the Navy, a good book to start with is the "25th Infantry Division: WWII" originally published in 1946 and reprinted by the Battery Press Inc. in 1996. If it's not available on Amazon, it can definitely be found elsewhere on the internet. I also HIGHLY recommend "Across the Dark Islands: The War in the Pacific" by Floyd W. Radike. It is an excellent first person account of what the Army infantry contributed and experienced in the South Pacific. It is available on Amazon and elsewhere.
Despite being disappointed by the tunnel vision of this set, I would still recommend it as a "must have" in any WWII video collection. The first section, focusing on Pearl Harbor, is excellent and very informative. The interviews with Pearl Harbor survivors are truthful, engaging and heartbreaking. The black and white and color footage throughout the series is great and the entire set includes interviews with Marine and Navy veterans from every battle mentioned.
this buy. I bought them in the used category and they came
new. The quality is of the 1940s time frame and are not real sharp
but considering that time and the camera work I deem it good.
You will not go wrong if you buy this series from the used
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