How honestly did the series treat France’s war record?
The two that I own (the only two ever released on DVD, I think) are They Filmed the War in Color: The Pacific War and They Filmed the War in Color: Victory in Europe. The English title of the second one is a bit misleading because it was originally the “France is Free” episode of the TV series; it does give an overview of the war in Europe, but spends a lot of time on France from before the war up to the 1944 liberation. I haven’t watched it in a long while, so I don’t remember its details – but I don’t recall the film making any outrageous mistakes or being dishonest about France’s wartime role. In fact, the only scene which I do recall in some detail is a part near the beginning that shows amateur film footage of some sort of public gathering in a small town back in peacetime, and the narration is hardly flattering; it notes that the prewar hierarchical social structure of the town is in full view: the clergy, the magistrates and the peasants. I remember the Pacific one a lot better, and its narration didn’t pull any punches: in one of the first lines of the movie, the narrator says that on such-and-such a date, President Roosevelt lifted the wartime censorship restrictions against showing the corpses of American servicemen in newsreel films.