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British prodution at its best!,
This review is from: The Falklands War - A Military History [DVD] (DVD)This DVD covers the events that led to the war, how the war started, how diplomacy failed to stop it and finally how the war was conducted. I really like this documentary and of all war documentaries that I have this is one of few which I have watched several times which great amusement. The telling of the story is made by interviewing veterans, and others which adds a lot to the dry facts. The subjects chosen for interview are correct British officers and soldiers which can speak (as only British can) with near absence of emotions and exaggerations which gives a very human touch to the story. Also a few Argentine veterans are interviewed with translation from Spanish.
Good combat footage, as well as reconstructions are shown. Unfortunately most fighting took place in darkness.
Slow pace of telling the story, no rush at all. If you consider that many war documentraies cover the entire WWII in less than 93 minutes you realise that all aspects of this conflict are covered in depth. Not one stone is left unturned. For instance, the subjects tell us about their send off, with people gathered around the harbor cheering for them, and how importaint that was for morale - before going far away to fight.
Surley you cannot expect completely impartial information from a British documentary about a war between Britain and Argentine. However, I do think this is a fair presentation of the war, with a little tillt toward the British side.
I recommend this DVD to anyone interested or curious about the Falklands War. Feel free to check my other reviews, I do not just give away the highest grade, right and left.