World War II in Color
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More information: What I, and a few others posting here are seeking, consists of a three disc set, released in 2009, narrated by Robert Powell. Disc One has four parts: "The Gathering Storm", "Lightening War", "Britain at Bay" and "Hitler Strikes East". Disc 2 has parts labeled: "Red Sun Rampant", "The Mediterranean & North Africa", "Turning the Tide", and "The Soviet Steamroller", and Disc Three, “Overlord”, “Closing the Ring”, “The Island War”, “Victory in Europe”, and “Victory in the Pacific.” I cannot find another copy of this wonderful series ANYWHERE I’ve looked. The reason I assume this series was released in the U.S. (and not just in the U.K.) is that I was fortunate to find a copy in the discount bin of a Best Buy store!
A truly first-rate production, consisting of excellent narration and script writing, and a wonderful selection of colorized film segments, the 3 disc boxed Brit production series covers both the European and Pacific theaters. The series here, (with Hellcats flying in formation and a burning carrier displayed on the jewel case), to which most of the postings here rightfully comment on, focuses on the air war, contemporaneous period news, Hollywood-released movie segments, and other widely available color film clips we've all seen in many other series.Read more ›
Among those included that really stand out:
The Memphis Belle (Famous B-17 Bomber, European Theater)
The Fighting Lady (aircraft carrier footage, pacific theater)
Eyewitness to war (color footage, from a war correspondent, European theater)
The other included films are also good. The three above alone are worth the price of this set.
You should note that this is not a "definitive collection" of color video from WWII. Nor does it cover the entire war. Still, it offers a color glimpse into a history so often portrayed in Black and White. In color, the images are more real, the violence and destruction more real...something that should not be trivialized.
You won't regret this purchase.
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Color vs Colour. The title says it all. Just another Eagle bloated film. One should know far better by now.Published 7 months ago by Bobh
Very sorry rendition. Mostly same clips repeated over and over. The one that is good is Workd War II In Colour (note the spelling). This is trashPublished 10 months ago by Robert S. Cooper
If you're looking for the WW2 in Color series that ran on the Military Channel (Now AHC Channel)... the name of the production company that did them is World Media Rights. Read morePublished 11 months ago by DPD1