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4.6 out of 5 stars
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on 1 December 2012
This is another of thoes series that the History Channel just seem to put out there,without bothering to tell anyone,seemingly happy to leave its discovery by someone,in this case me,down to pure chance.This 3 disc set contains 6 episodes,each one dealing with a particular type of ship,Aircraft Carriers,Battleships,Cruisers,Destroyers,Dreadnoughts and Frigates.You learn about their development and evolution,from the original concept,to the present day design.How and why they were modified to suit the needs of the time,and what roles they played in history.

The claims of sophisticated 3D simulations and incredible archive footage are a bit much if Im honest,but there are plenty of facts and figures on offer.For instance I never knew that it was the British who played a pivitol role in the design of the Aircraft Carrier.The presentation is solid,if a little bland at time,and like most American programmes of this ilk,its very patriotic when the chance,any chance,arises.But on the whole it has much more going for it than against it,and you get more than seven hours of viewing for your money,which isnt bad.
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on 12 December 2013
This series should be titled the Great American Ships.

Within that limitation it is a good into how ship types evolved in the United States Navy, with occasional references to other countries ships, normally to show how they copied the USA.
It does occasionally, when it has to, mention other Navies and how they influenced the USA designs, this is most obvious in the Aircraft Carriers section, where most of the innovation was done by the Royal Navy.

However I am not convinced by their idea that the Second World War started on the 7th of December 1941.
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on 7 September 2014
Dvd first class for it's history and facts, brilliant watching documentary about the great ships, l recommend this dvd to anyone.
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on 25 October 2015
Great dvd,s great value for the money.....
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on 25 June 2015
Great for ship enthusiasts
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on 8 June 2013
wanted to buy a gift for a retired sea man. Looked for inspiration and found these, very pleased with them, as was he, and the supplier was very prompt with dispatch
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on 19 April 2013
I like ships especially big aircraft carriers. I like all the aircraft on them. When they takeoff and land I like that. I would recomment to all who like ships.
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on 27 July 2013
This was quite interesting and reminded me of things I already knew but informed me of a few things I didn't
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