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Days That Shook The World: Series 1 - 3 Box Set [DVD]

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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
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  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 11
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: 2 Entertain Video
  • DVD Release Date: 6 Aug 2007
  • Run Time: 1860 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000R211C2
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 19,354 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

Through dramatic reconstructions, eye-witness accounts and archive footage, each episode in the Days That Shook the World TV series pieces together the thrilling stories of the landmarks of our time; the moments in history - human tragedies, scientific breakthroughs and calamitous events – that have profoundly affected the way the world thinks and acts.

Series 1 – 3 are all included in this superb DVD boxset.

Product Description

A gripping anatomy of some of the most important days in history, hour-by-hour as they unfold. As the clock ticks, the events of the day climax, and we learn just what happened and how the day affected the course of history.

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41 of 43 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best documentary series ever. 28 July 2007
There were three seasons of this series on the BBC and every episode was absolutely riviting and facinating. The stories were told as they unfolded on the day that shook the world in beautifully realised drama reconstruction. Because the whole film is drama the spell is never broken and you really feel you are there in the moment. A must buy DVD.
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5.0 out of 5 stars 'Days that shook the world' 26 Mar 2012
By lam
I believe Days That Shook The World is one of the best tv programmes made and is unrated as a teacher training item i only wish we had this as a reference when doing our GCSE'S. I enjoy history so this series is definately for me but i would advise this series to anyone of any age its fantastic viewing from the start. I have ordered many items off amazon but never writen a review about a product before so i hope this proves what a great item this is.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars superb 13 July 2008
The great thing about this series is that there are no "talking heads" - that's right none of the boring sit-down interviews you usually get. Instead each episode is made up entirely of real archive footage and dramatic reconstruction. It makes for compelling viewing.

The episodes are so rich in detail and dramatic tenson that the result is quite mesmerising.

The level of historical accuracy is also amazingly high. Many of my friends are historians and we all agree that level of research undertaken must have been painstaking to get such a vast range of stories from so many historical eras so spot on.

This is documentary film-making of the very highest calibre.
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent resource for history teaching 17 Mar 2008
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A fantastic series. In particular, the episodes on the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in 1914, the murder of the Romanovs in 1918 and the suicide of Hitler in 1945 are staples for GCSE history teaching. The series is punchy and really keeps the attention of the students without being superficial. At 25 minutes or so each, they are just the right length for a single lesson.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good value 20 July 2013
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This is excellent value and the research done to produce these informative gems of modern history is is very much appreciated, it added information that was not taught in school or history books I have read on the various subjects. Well done, most enjoyable
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent historical tool 2 Feb 2013
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Step by step through history.

Genuine footage interwoven with dramatisations but nevertheless providing a great insight in to moments that define us.

Very good delivery, none of the American hype !
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A very good educational product 15 Oct 2008
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I found the entire series very good from an educational point of view and the length of each episode is good regarding the attention span (normally about 29 minutes, with six double length episodes). It must be remembered that these are reconstructions of the various events, and there are 56 of them, with added archive footage to enhance the stories. I was amused to see on the assassination attempt on Charles De Gaulle reconstruction that a witness in a nearby car fastened her seat belt before driving off - the incident occurred on 22 August 1962. Whoops!

Overall though the plusses far outweigh the negatives and I highly recommend the series as being good value for money.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic teaching resource 9 Aug 2013
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This is fantastic for use in the classroom as well as anyone with an interest in historical documentaries. Realistic and easy to understand documentaries which even interest younger viewers.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 14 days ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting and Important
I think this is a fascinating set of videos about important events, mostly in the modern era. Each episode consists, usually, of two topics, such as the Hindenburg disaster and the... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Dr. K. E. Patrick
3.0 out of 5 stars Box crushed and broken
Haven't had a chance to watch these DVDs yet, just hope I can, 'cause the box had been jammed into too small a packet for delivery. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Lynnjj
5.0 out of 5 stars packaged history
old and modern great collection just to bring back what some people had to do and endure to make it a better place , good product , play it and then watch good tv when you want to... Read more
Published 19 months ago by D. Lloyd
3.0 out of 5 stars Bought as a present
I am unable to write a meaningful review as it was bought as a present for someone and thus whilst they were pleased to receive it they have yet to read it.
Published 20 months ago by Roger
5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific series
This series is one I remember seeing a number of times on 'Yesterday' or 'UKTV History' and is truly remarkable. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Mr. Chris Crawford
5.0 out of 5 stars Days that shook the world
These DVDs reveal long-forgotten events that really did shake the world at the time. We have enjoyed re-living these memories, learning background information unknown at the time. Read more
Published on 17 Jun 2012 by Patricia Buckley
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Series
Interesting and informative series. Would recommend to anyone with an interest in History or
would also be ideal for use as a teaching tool in schools.
Published on 6 Jun 2012 by Niki
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