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We have seen much British war footage covering the Allied contribution in both black and white and colour, so it makes a refreshing change to see the war from an American perspective. An excellent series which, even though it is marked Region A/1, plays well on UK players.
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The opportunity that has been missed with much of this archive footage is the lack of digital restoration. With only a few exceptions, there has generally been no obvious attempt to stabilise, or clean up the dust and scratches on the footage they used (and I don't include 'colorisation' which here is mostly worse than the black and white footage). This is more true of the early days of the war - the first 2-3 episodes. The picture quality situation (probably due to the volume of colour archival footage increasing as we progress chronologically through the war) does appear to improve with later programmes in the series.
I've seen comparisons on the US site to 'the World at War'. With the greatest respect, such a comparison is not sensible to make.Read more ›
The first disc starts with the attack on Pearl Harbour and I was sure there had been some earlier battles - in the skies over Britain, on land in North Africa and, oh yes, a skirmish or two in Russia. There was also the odd problem in the North Atlantic as I recall.
Does anyone else have this problem of the missing first disc? It has bothered me so much I can't watch any more of what I thought might be a nice history lesson.
The whole series was seen through the eyes of twelve US participants with occasion flashes to the present day where they reminisced about their experiences. I did not find this at all odd. A similar technique was used in `Band of Brothers' where all the battle footage was recreated by actors. In this series the battle scenes were genuine archive footage.Read more ›
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