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Military History on Film Newsreel and documentary film on the Second World War and other military conflicts. This is also the request and discussion forum for skoblin's website.

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Burned myself out on it as a kid. Excellent series, but outdated for me.
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The footage was and still is superb. And it was nice to hear the smooth tones of Lawrence Olivier, the greatest dramtist and thespian of his day....

I do have a weakness for British made documentaries
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The narrator in "World War II in Color" gets on my remaining nerve.
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This series made quite an impact upon me as a young man...I really liked the interviews.
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I World at War series had a profound impact on me as I watched it as a child. True, lots of people in this series that are now long-gone, and to hear and see them is quite the thing. As far as being "dated", that is bound to happen to any documentary/film. In my opinion, I feel the documentary did more to set the standard for future film making and documentation and changed the way things either presently or historically are presented to us.

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It merely needs updating, especially concerning The Eastern Front, not a major overhaul, or even a major re write
I must disagree here. Much of the information known then has since been revised, expanded, and perhaps even proven erroneous. I do feel it would require much more of a review/re-write if we were to produce a remake or equivalent today.
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I first saw the World at War back in 1995 on the History Channel back when the had shows about history and not crappy restoration shows. It was a great show and I'm glad it's on ABC. I wish AHC could air Weapons at War aka Brute Force.
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