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The History Channel's Great Blunders of WW II
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Great Blunders of WWII presents exactly that, the great errors of judgement that both the Allied and Axis forces made during the course of World War II. Broken down into 25-minute segments, this work covers some of the pivotal moments of the war, such as the Battle of Midway, Stalingrad, and the Battle of the Bulge, and how they contributed to the ultimate defeat of the Axis powers. History enthusiasts will already be familiar with the topics covered here, and the length of each segment hinders any in-depth exploration of the subjects, but the archival footage, some of it in color, is staggering. The DVD edition features four bonus segments. --Kristian St. Clair
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Its not without its errors though, one example during the 'Failure of the Kamikaze' episode was the mention of the abortive Mongol invasion of Japan in the 12th century, when it was actually in the 13th century.
Overall, for the novice WW II student and enthusiast its a good general collection of short episodes on the subject. But, for those with a good to excellent knowledge of history and WW II its simply summarized revision with a few gaps.
The period footage alone is worth 3 stars.
It's what the DVD set didn't include...1 missing episode was the sinking of Germany's warship (a sister ship of the Turpitz) off coast of South America by inferior forces (German Navy sank it fearing capture by British carrier which was 4 days further away than the British spies in Montevideo led on)