The World at War.....

Qwerty

Striker
First Workd War, a 10 part series is currently on PBS America. A good insight into different theatres of the war. I enjoyed the ones about the Austro-Hungarian Empire and the Ottamans.
 

Jap Stammer

Midfield
Olivier's voice-over was fantastic.

So many of the words have stayed with me:

The end of the episode about the fall of France (I think) :- "....Britain stood alone", (something the Americans should be forced to remember).

The one about Oradour-Sur-Glane :- "...the day the soldiers came...".

The end of the episode dedicated to Japan where he comments on their eventual fate :- "...Irresistible. Unimaginable. Mushroom-shaped.".
 

Parkmaverick

Striker
Olivier's voice-over was fantastic.

So many of the words have stayed with me:

The end of the episode about the fall of France (I think) :- "....Britain stood alone", (something the Americans should be forced to remember).

The one about Oradour-Sur-Glane :- "...the day the soldiers came...".

The end of the episode dedicated to Japan where he comments on their eventual fate :- "...Irresistible. Unimaginable. Mushroom-shaped.".
I think its the fact he doesn't really change his tone - but he adjusts his speaking speed to emphasise points and isn't the one about Oradour-Sur-Glane :- "...the day the soldiers came... at the very beginning of the first one where he sets the scene for the whole series.
 

mickb2112

Winger
Olivier's voice-over was fantastic.

So many of the words have stayed with me:

The end of the episode about the fall of France (I think) :- "....Britain stood alone", (something the Americans should be forced to remember).

The one about Oradour-Sur-Glane :- "...the day the soldiers came...".

The end of the episode dedicated to Japan where he comments on their eventual fate :- "...Irresistible. Unimaginable. Mushroom-shaped.".
Such savagery. That village remains the same today. Left as it was when the SS called. It`s on my list of places to visit. I`ve read a book on it and the photographs are truly horrific. What is equally as tragic is after what the French had been through they`d have ensured nothing like that happened again yet when they went into Indo China and Algeria, they adopted the same reprisals on the locals as had been inflicted on them during the war.
 
Olivier's voice-over was fantastic.

So many of the words have stayed with me:

The end of the episode about the fall of France (I think) :- "....Britain stood alone", (something the Americans should be forced to remember).

The one about Oradour-Sur-Glane :- "...the day the soldiers came...".

The end of the episode dedicated to Japan where he comments on their eventual fate :- "...Irresistible. Unimaginable. Mushroom-shaped.".
There are some powerful words in this documentary mate.

Although I have seen the documentaries before, because of this thread, I am now on a bit of a binge watch over the last fews day and now onto episode 7. :lol:
It is a brilliant documentary!!
 

Dreadnought

Goalkeeper
Olivier's voice-over was fantastic.

So many of the words have stayed with me:

The end of the episode about the fall of France (I think) :- "....Britain stood alone", (something the Americans should be forced to remember).

The one about Oradour-Sur-Glane :- "...the day the soldiers came...".

The end of the episode dedicated to Japan where he comments on their eventual fate :- "...Irresistible. Unimaginable. Mushroom-shaped.".
Agreed, but he irrationally really irritated me by always saying star-lean when pronouncing Stalin!
 

Jap Stammer

Midfield
Agreed, but he irrationally really irritated me by always saying star-lean when pronouncing Stalin!
Well, he is a luvvie, dah-lean.
I think its the fact he doesn't really change his tone - but he adjusts his speaking speed to emphasise points and isn't the one about Oradour-Sur-Glane :- "...the day the soldiers came... at the very beginning of the first one where he sets the scene for the whole series.
You're right - it was the first episode. And it very definitely sets the tone for the whole series.
 
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mackemquaker

Central Defender
You've seen them all before many times, but when you come across it going through the channels you end up being drawn in. Watched the Operation Barbarossa one the other day hard to believe 3million Germans attacked. Oliviers voice over just adds something
 

mickb2112

Winger
Surprised Karl Wolfe and Speer can keep straight faces when they claim they new nowt or very little about the Holocaust
There was a documentary on Speer recently about his self proclaimed reputation as "The Good Nazi" when he was appearing on chat shows and treated like a celebrity. That was well and truly debunked. He knew exactly what was going on
 

errant

Striker
started this at the beginning of work from home, finished it this morning - been kanny to have on in the background... everyone should watch it at least once in their life, and any moron questing the holocaust needs to watch the genocide episode.

don't suppose anyone can recommend something for the cold war era? kinda want to move on to the 'what happened next bit'... the iron curtain, communist take overs in eastern europe, stasi & berlin wall etc etc etc... just finished reading anne applebaums iron curtain book which i'd highly recommend.
 
You've seen them all before many times, but when you come across it going through the channels you end up being drawn in. Watched the Operation Barbarossa one the other day hard to believe 3million Germans attacked. Oliviers voice over just adds something
Iirc they were shown on a Sunday at about 7pm when I was a kid.

After the Holocaust or ‘final reckoning’ episode we just sat there quietly for a few minutes.

Edit: likely to be episode 26 “Remember”.

Episode 20 is “Genocide”.
 
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mackemquaker

Central Defender
its an entirely minor thing, but the copy i'm watching starts every episode with the thames tv ident which i love for reasons i can't not work out...


Cos it makes you think Rainbow is going to start
Iirc they were shown on a Sunday at about 7pm when I was a kid.

After the Holocaust or ‘final reckoning’ episode we just sat there quietly for a few minutes.

Edit: likely to be episode 26 “Remember”.

Episode 20 is “Genocide”.
My grandad had the book, we take it for granted now we can catch up if you miss an episode of out.
 
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