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Posted: 4/2/2006 8:18:15 AM EDT
I own the WORLD AT WAR box set which was produced in the 1970's I believe. Although it's a little dated it's a very comprehensive look at the war. Contains a lot of interesting interviews and some footage I have yet to see elsewhere. All WW2 fanatics should own it. But I want MORE Now we've seen a plethora of WW2 DVDs flood the market but I suspect that most of these are of low or average quality. I'm interested in only the best. Anyone here have any suggestions?

Thanks in advance
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 8:23:34 AM EDT
The World at War is the standard that all others are compared to regarding the war as a whole. The only other thing to look for would be something that focuses on a specific event like Bataan or D-Day. Even then it would be difficult to pick.
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 8:25:45 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/2/2006 8:28:03 AM EDT by warlord]
I always like the documentary WWII Victory at Sea, I forget how many DVDs are in the set, something like 5.
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 8:28:32 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/2/2006 8:30:48 AM EDT by SteyrAUG]
Frank Capra's "Why We Fight" series is next after "The World At War."

You will want the John Ford films "December 7th" and "The Battle of Midway", they are both part of a boxed set of documentaries "World War II: Greatest Battles."

Also strongly recommend PBS "The Battle of Britain."

"Victory At Sea" is also pretty good.
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 8:33:30 AM EDT
"The Color Of War" from the History Channel is also a good choice
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 8:34:53 AM EDT

Originally Posted By dpmmn:
"The Color Of War" from the History Channel is also a good choice



Excellent. Almost any History Channel DVD has good production values.
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 8:38:15 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 6:59:56 AM EDT
Thanks for the feedback. Appreciate it.
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 7:17:15 AM EDT
I've got a set called WWll: The Complete History. 9 DVDs/30 hours of those 5-10 minute newsreel type films that were so popular at the time. It's produced by Madacy Home Video. I think I found it in WalMart's $5.50 bin. I also have Victory at Sea around here somewhere. Forgot I had it.

The World At War is at the top of my "must buy" list. Just have to scrape together the dough for it.
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 8:50:17 AM EDT
While we are at it "The Century of Warfare" is a damn good box set.
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 9:33:19 AM EDT
How's the movie "The Great Raid"? I saw it on the shelf.
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 3:07:09 PM EDT
The Great Raid is very average. Moves prettly slowly and it's not particularly engaging. I'd give it 2 out of 5 stars.
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 8:46:32 AM EDT
I like the Battlefield Europe which i think was originally a BBC series. Lots of computer re-creations.
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