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    Re: WWII in HD

    Quote Originally Posted by niftydrifty View Post
    "Some stuff?" I thought nearly every bit of it was graphic. it's about a war.

    when bullets fly, those are intended to kill. We've been conditioned when seeing something like a mushroom cloud above an occupied city, to not consider it worse than an image of, say, someone's face blown off. But it is much worse than that.

    I can understand why they chose to use actor's voices. When that happens in documentaries, typically you don't see the real people. I liked it when they switched over to the real people telling their own stories.
    Yeah, the switching between actual person and actor's voice was an amazing addition to the realism. I felt like I was sitting there listening to them tell their story and then BAM I was right there on the Battlefield.

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    Re: WWII in HD

    Its nice to see something other than the same old footage.

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    Re: WWII in HD

    Even rarer are color pictures of WW1:

    World War One Color Photos - Color Photos from World War I

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    Re: WWII in HD

    They have indeed been running this new series throughout this last week and I was lucky enough to catch it with my DVR. Spectacular show!

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    Re: WWII in HD

    I loved the series it was a greet insight in to the war, and the people who fought in the war. I also liked how they did the letters home to peoples family to get more information about how life was like during the wars. It was an awesome series to sit in front of the tv to watch and learn the information about the war I had not even known about.

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    I haven't watched it yet but probably will next time I see it on and I'm bored. I generally don't like the History channel for historical stuff because of the fact that it's generally told from a very American perspective, sometimes to the point of outright lies. I can't tell you how many times I've been watching something on WWII that gives the Americans most/all of the credit and the Russians little/none (to the point where they might not even mention Russia!), when the reality is that the Russians bore the brunt of the war.

    It would be interesting to see a version of the story from the Russian perspective on WWII (particularly the build-up to the war and the attempts by Britain/France/USA (to a lesser extent) to "aim" the Nazi's east, but I'm not holding my breath.
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    Re: WWII in HD

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    I haven't watched it yet but probably will next time I see it on and I'm bored. I generally don't like the History channel for historical stuff because of the fact that it's generally told from a very American perspective, sometimes to the point of outright lies.
    Outright lies like... what?
    Can you cite something specific?

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    Outright lies like... what?
    Can you cite something specific?
    No, I don't remember as I haven't really watched any historical stuff on that channel in some time.
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    Re: WWII in HD

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    No, I don't remember as I haven't really watched any historical stuff on that channel in some time.
    I'd like to hear the Russian's take on WWII now and what the KGB and "The Party" put out after the war...Oh and on a side note, look who's still here. The USA and most Allied Nations...who's not? The Soviet Union. So we must have done something right...

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    Re: WWII in HD

    Quote Originally Posted by niftydrifty View Post
    "Some stuff?" I thought nearly every bit of it was graphic. it's about a war.

    when bullets fly, those are intended to kill. We've been conditioned when seeing something like a mushroom cloud above an occupied city, to not consider it worse than an image of, say, someone's face blown off. But it is much worse than that.

    I can understand why they chose to use actor's voices. When that happens in documentaries, typically you don't see the real people. I liked it when they switched over to the real people telling their own stories.
    Well there was like 5 minutes of stuff about the homefront
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