• What do you guys think the best WWII documentary was?

    My top four:

    (1) The World at War
    (2) Victory at Sea
    (3) Crusade in the Pacific
    (4) Crusade in Europe

    Im listening to all you astute Axis and Allies players and historians…


  • “The World at War”

    “The Battle of San Pietro”

    “With the Marines at Tarawa”


  • I haven’t seen any of them.


  • Little homework assignment for you Brain.


  • well Brain…there is an advertisement for the World at War on this forums page…I have the set and it is awesome!!!


  • Lol, yeah brain I hope you have alot of time on your hands it is quite extensive.  My only beef is that it is a bit more Euro theater heavy.  Although the volumes on the Pacific are very good.


  • @RogertheShrubber:

    Lol, yeah brain I hope you have alot of time on your hands it is quite extensive.  My only beef is that it is a bit more Euro theater heavy.  Although the volumes on the Pacific are very good.

    yep…it is a bit euro theater heavy…but then again…The world at war is a British production…to get a  good feel on the Pacific theater…Victory at Sea goes very well with The World at War…if you watch both at the same time…u basically get the full picture of World War II minus a few instances…

    Crusade in the Pacific is a great series that deals with a lot of the amphibious operations in the Pacific…and Crusade in Europe is a great series dealing with more US operations in Europe…

    Just to name a few good ones…



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  • I’ll look into buying the World at War dvd’s after I move.


  • It is Euro-centric, but that’s not bad considering it was made by the Brits in the 70’s. Plus, if you think of the war as a timeline; the US doesn’t enter until the Euro war is 1/3 over, and for one full year of that Britain and the Commonwealth are the only Allies in the fight.

    After watching it you’ll really feel like you went through the whole war! It’s on youtube low-res and broken into bite-sized bits if you’re interested.

    Another great series, ‘The Great War’ is still the best WW1 doc out there. It’s a must-see companion piece.


  • Frank Capra’s “Why We Fight” series is great.

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    The Big Battles was a good one


  • The World at War is a must have. The interviews alone make it one of a kind.

    Recently I have been watching a show on the Military Channel called Hitler’s Bodyguard some of those episodes are really cool. There is one episode on when Hitler flew, the types of planes and security plans and features, one about his Armored command Train and another about his Automobile’s and his driving security and protection. There is also an entire episode about the Wolf’s Lair.


  • been watching that too…pretty good…also i like battle 360 and commanders at war


  • I just watched this film and have to say that it is probably the best WW2 documentaries I have seen. It’s not a history lesson…just a real look at what people went through and how they won the war.

    worldwar2film.com

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    Some of my favourites have already been mentioned, so I’ll go a bit further afield and mention “Attack in the Pacific”.  It’s made in a very sober, serious style, without the propaganda hysterics of early war films, and it devotes a lot of time to what goes into the planning and execution of an amphibious assault.

    Note by the way that the dates cited for this film are misleading: the Internet Movie Database says it was made in 1944, and the film itself carries the date of (I think) 1950.  Both are wrong.  It’s clear from watching the film that it was made after the invasion of Okinawa (which is mentioned) but before the atom-bombing of Japan (which isn’t mentioned) or the Japanese surrender (because it’s evident from the closing narration that the war is still going on).  My guess is that the war ended before the film could be released and that it was shelved until 1950.

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    I just signed up with netflix and I see they have some that I have never seen, looking forward to watching them when I have some time.

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    @Young:

    I just signed up with netflix and I see they have some that I have never seen, looking forward to watching them when I have some time.

    Little hopper, the best series that I have ever seen was called “Battlefield”. It appeared on public television stations. I would really like to find copies of this on dvd.


  • ‘in europa’ is apperently very good, but haven’t seen it so far
    homework for me too ^^

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    GREAT DAY. My DVDs of the Battlefield documentarys came today from Amazon.com. Twelve two hour episodes on four blueray discs. (1080HD) Of course I suppose blueray will be of little value with these old WWII films. If you have never seen this series then I am telling you now that they are as good or better than any I have ever seen. And I have been watching WWII docs. ever since Victory at Sea first came out. Which dates back almost to when tv first became available in Indianapolis. I think I was in jr. high school when I first saw Victory at Sea.

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    The Big Battles ( very accurate and good facts)
    World at War
    Victory at Sea

    The last two i got the soundtracks and the narration by Lawrence Olivier is the best ever
    The narration of Victory at Sea is inspiring to be an American and should be watched every 4th of July.

    Also the BBC production of World War Two is great as well. 4th place

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    Victory at Sea was narrated by Leonard Graves.

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