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Partial but good documentary about some kinds of ships
5 February 2017 | by (Buenos Aires, Argentina) – See all my reviews

I like this documentary series; it's very interesting because both the variety of ships selected and the level of details; but except when the topic predating U.S. Revolution that may generalize the spirit of show by renaming it "U.S. Great Ships (and some British participation)". For example in episode "The Destroyers" did mention neither one single foreign destroyer name nor any battle between German or British ships at WWII and post war sequences refer exclusively to U.S. Destroyer ignoring totally that ships damaged or sunk in other conflicts. "The Aircraft Carriers" just counting Japanese vessels at two battles but no one single of those ships is named and ignores totally the carriers of UK following H.M.S. Argus (the first one). Ghostly ROW's participation marries with a very subjective valuation of certain events. No doubt the Narrator's work outclasses the narration itself. Probably the better point is the accuracy of computer design graphics especially comparing with dozens of others later naval topic series which almost always make use of wrong representations for illustrating each particular ship. "The Great Ships" by contrast is very realistic utilizing the H.M.S. Dreadnought lay out for the H.M.S. Dreadnought, Iowa class 2 view for Iowa class, Arleigh Burke class side view for Arleigh Burke class, etc. I think that is an important goal for general public and also for naval enthusiasts and it enhances twenty years later.


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