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it is very good and while the idea of concentrating on a few ...
on October 31, 2014
This is possibly the most disappointing documentary I have watched and I have seen quite a few that misrepresented historical facts.Visually, it is very good and while the idea of concentrating on a few key figures and how their WW I experiences formed their outlooks is a reasonable approach it suffers from the impression that these figures are the whole story. For example, the series seems to suggest that only people like Patton and Macarthur were responsible for the Allied victory. Additionally, the factual mistakes are too numerous to mention such as Patton conquering Italy in 6 weeks when he was relieved of command and did not set foot in Italy at all. In fact, German forces in Northern Italy did not surrender until May 1945. Also, the USSR entering the war with Japan in 1945 is shown as Stalin's grab for control of the Far East. This is only partially correct as he had agreed to enter the war against Japan within 3 months of Germany's surrender. I was going to give this DVD away as it is so full of errors but I did not want to pollute the minds of those who have not studied the period in detail. So, I have kept it to show others an example of misrepresenting history.