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The greatest conflict of the Twentieth Century. "World War 2: The Complete History" offers a broad scoped, yet in-depth and neutral perspective of the Second World War. From it's beginning with the Versaille Treaty and the invasion of Manchuria, to it's conclusion at the Nuremburg Trials and the beginning of the Cold War, we see the oft overlooked details of the people and events that shaped the second half of the Twentieth Century and beyond. Written by
I believe the previous reviewer who gave it a low rating has only seen the American version of this, Which i agree; is different. However if you watch the British version of this it has a completely different narrator and tone and is a very effective documentary.
I would consider myself an amateur historian and I have watched/owned several documentaries in my time, such as World at War etc but in my opinion 'World War 2 the complete history' is much under appreciated by many WW2 buffs.
I have seen both versions of this documentary, one with an American narrator and the other with a British narrator; i agree with the other review that the American narrator was rather drab and plain and also the tone of the documentary was disappointing; However in the edition shown in the UK which for whatever reason is different to the American version with a different narrator; It can be seen on discovery civilization, yesterday channel etc It is significantly better; The music incorporated into the documentary is rather mysterious and enlightening as well as some of the quotes and issues discussed in the documentary itself; It isn't the usual 'placcid' documentary about ww2 it actually raises ethical questions and also puts a historical spin on it when comparing to the present day etc; Its honestly brilliant and it really makes you think in depth and at times it can even be quite philosophical.
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