THIRD REICH: THE RISE & FALL tells the story of Hitler's Germany through rarely seen films of the people who were there. Immersive and evocative, it takes viewers inside the Germany of the ... See full summary »
Apocalypse: The Second World War(2009) is a six-part French documentary about the Second World War. The documentary is composed exclusively of actual footage of the war as filmed by war ... See full summary »
Vintage footage from the Vietnam war is presented in High Definition video format along with narration from both war veterans and Hollywood voice talent. The documentary follows key events ... See full summary »
The World Wars tells the story of three decades of war told through the eyes of various men who were its key players: Roosevelt, Hitler, Patton, Mussolini, Churchill, Tojo, DeGaulle and ... See full summary »
James William Barker,
David Mitchum Brown
Three journalists, Charles Bean, Ellis Ashmead Bartlett and Phillip Schuler, arrive at Gallipoli with the invading British and Allied troops in 1915. They will report the war but are ... See full summary »
David Hoffman made this film with the editor John Vincent Barrett to tell young people the most meaningful things about World War I. The result, historically accurate, became a strong ... See full summary »
Produced by CBS News in honor of the 50th anniversary of the First World War, this is one of the finest documentary series to ever be presented on broadcast television. That a major network would put its resources into such a superb program is unheard of now but it was not that unusual all those years ago. I was indeed fortunate to have witnessed the original Sunday night broadcasts as a young boy fascinated by history. To say it was a moving and memorable experience is to dramatically understate the impact it had upon me. The writing is excellent, the history accurate and poetically presented with a tremendously effective score by Morton Gould and the CBS Orchestra. The narration by Robert Ryan is fantastic and absolutely perfect. This is television at its finest, proving that it is possible for it to actually educate and enlighten, to illuminate and inspire. With this series it fulfills the potential that many saw in television but which faded from view quite quickly. Hope was renewed when cable originally offered The Learning Channel, Discovery, Bravo, The History Channel, Arts and Entertainment, etc., which eventually, sickeningly collapsed into repulsive cesspools fermenting with reality trash of absolutely no value and despicable baseness. Even The History Channel was corrupted into an Ice Road Truckers and Pawn Brokers marathon of brainless flickering lights. So, let this magnificent historical series serve as a monument to what television is truly capable of, with its incredible use of imagery and the power of the spoken word always resonating with the generations who know nothing of the heroic sacrifice and resounding tragedy of World War I.
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