The World at War.....

It is very good but a lot of the Ken Burns stuff ( the war, civil war, Vietnam) is at least equally as good .
PBS are also running " the great war " at 9.40 most nights. Fantastic for those interested in that conflict .

Sorry to SEB . Ww1 doc is fantastic , lots of rare footage . Verdun last night had some stuff I had never seen from the battlefield
I'll have to watch this stuff by him.

This is a fantastic watch, narrated by the journalist who shot the footage. A must see, if you have not seen it mate.

 

errant

Striker
ive had the world at war on in the background on & off whilst working from home these last few weeks. half listening to it in the background rather than intently watching it (having seen many times). on episode 12 this afternoon about bomber command - listening away thinking this yank talking about close bomber formation flying sounds like george bailey from 'its a wonderful life'...
 

mickb2112

Winger
Haunting theme music....
I always loved that music. So dramatic along with the burning black and white pictures.
PBS are currently showing WW1 series and are about to start showing Vietnam series from next Monday onwards. Not sure if it's the Ken Burns one.
That is brilliant too. Also if you can the chance to watch the Apocalypse series by National Geographic (World War 1, World War 2, Verdun and The Cold War) they are excellent
 
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Wolfey1964

Reserve Squad
In my opinion the best ever. Laurence Olivier's voice over is superb. There were still enough people around who were present and so could comment. WW1 documentary that is on PBS at the moment is good. I am trying to watch some of the Ken Burns documentaries at the moment.
 

GuestServices

Goalkeeper
In my opinion the best ever. Laurence Olivier's voice over is superb. There were still enough people around who were present and so could comment. WW1 documentary that is on PBS at the moment is good. I am trying to watch some of the Ken Burns documentaries at the moment.
Olivier is amazing tbf, incredible what just a voice with authority and clarity can do.
 

PhilY

Full Back
ive had the world at war on in the background on & off whilst working from home these last few weeks. half listening to it in the background rather than intently watching it (having seen many times). on episode 12 this afternoon about bomber command - listening away thinking this yank talking about close bomber formation flying sounds like george bailey from 'its a wonderful life'...
It IS Jimmy Stewart, isn’t it?
 

GuestServices

Goalkeeper
yeah... you forget that the war touched almost everyone, and that some (like stewart) had extraordinary lives beyond what they're mainly known for...

yep he certainly played his part, bit like Richard Todd. He landed on D-Day and was part of the force that took pegasus bridge, then played Major John Howard's role (taking the same bridge) for the Longest Day and was in Dambusters. Total legend, who is think also appears in TWAW.

 
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Big Jeff

Full Back
I’m watching now about the fall of France episode 3 - the Ardennes and maginot line. As others have said Dear Larry is a fantastic narrator. It can be a hard watch if you watch a number of episodes - the holocaust one is horrific as is the one about the village in France that was slaughtered - Oradour Sur Glane
 
I’m watching now about the fall of France episode 3 - the Ardennes and maginot line. As others have said Dear Larry is a fantastic narrator. It can be a hard watch if you watch a number of episodes - the holocaust one is horrific as is the one about the village in France that was slaughtered - Oradour Sur Glane
Was in OSD about 3 years ago.
My parents were crazy about big band swing. They took me with them to concerts when I was little, but you couldn’t dance, which was a shame. I’ve always loved it ever since though.
Yeah my dad was an older bloke would have been 100 now, I always liked the stuff he liked the swing , the crooners , the cafe Paris stuff ,
 
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Fascinating to hear first hand from the reporters who listened to Gerring telking them about the night of the long knives and those caught up in the aftermath of the Hitler assassination attempt. One of them (Herr Raymond I think) sounded a right ruthless bastard in his interview so god knows what he was like at the time
 

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