Skip to comments.Has anyone been watching the "History Channel's" Mini-Series "The World Wars"?
Posted on 05/28/2014 3:13:51 PM PDT by US Navy Vet
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At least they didn't show it bombing Pearl Harbor.
I enjoy the mini marathons of W at W. One I’d like to see is WW II - GI Diary.
Any Barbra Streisand movie.
You need a copy of the March 1906 Cosmo.
Was it one of the ones that was forced down and they recycled?
I read the Germans had a bunch of US planes they “re-used”.
You are my hero.
The World at War is the standard by which all war documentaries are measured.
From a tactics perspective, nothing beats, “Battlefield.”
I miss the gulf war and world war 2 channel as history once was. I also miss when A & E was a higher brow channel.
No, they were showing a B-17 when Germany invaded Poland in 39’.
Not an He-111 or an Do-17, a 4 engine B-17...
Battlefield is a good one too, good info on the armies, leaders, and equipment as well as the history.
Would that be the famous Flying Festung?
I remember when The History Channel was called “The Hitler Channel.”
It was good and we learned a few things that surprised us. Seemed to be factual. About 1/2 way in I was starting to see a bias towards liberal commentors (that includes Powell) then I saw Rusmsfeld. The intro by El-Presidente kind of made me want to puke, but other than that....
The jap aegis missile cruiser was a big screw up as well.
Some factual errors concerning Russia. In the episode one they stated that Lenin deposed the tzar. Actually, Lenin arrived in Russia after the tzar had already abdicated due to the February revolution. Lenin and the Bolsheviks took power with a coup in October and promptly killed Nicholas II and his family.
My thought was that the creators of the mini-series didn’t have the time or desire to explain all the details, so they went with a really short version. Otherwise I am getting ready to watch episode 3 tonight.
Very interesting details on the young Hitler. I wonder how the Brit that had him in his sights and let him go felt later, if factual?
If they can’t get simple things like that right, I figure it’s not going to be worth my time.
I think I saw several reruns of the same three episodes while I was recuperating in a hospital room after gall bladder removal over a few days. Felt like I was in some of those battles being half doped up.
I agree. Added to that series is that many of the major players were still alive and were interviewed.
In the WWI scene where Patton was on the back of a tank directing the assault - does anybody know if that was supposed to be a French tank? I didn’t think we even had our own tanks at that point - but I haven’t studied WWI as much as I should.
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