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Narrated by Jeremy Renner, this 6-part documentary series features a combination of dramatic reenactments, archival stills and footage, as well as a variety of expert interviews to help chronicle the impact of World Wars I and II. The show also profiles some of the key figures in WWII (Hitler, Mussolini, Patton, Stalin, Churchill, and Roosevelt), and offers insight regarding the years they spent as younger men during the First World War.~Tracie Cooper
Deleted scenes: over 1 hour of footage cut from the original US broadcast
Characters in depth: Churchill, Stalin, Truman, FDR, Eisenhower, Hitler
I originally wanted this because I enjoyed it when it was originally broadcast, but my two boys are watching it with me and are learning a lot from it! The way it is narrated over a reenactment, is a great way to keep students interested - they're basically learning and not even realizing it.
First of all I was a big fan of The Men Who Built America!!! So knowing this came from the same producers/creators I was already in favor!! This does not disappoint!!! If they only taught history like this in school!! Even got my fiance talking about it, and she does not like history at all
I studied the wars in school, and heard tales of the wars from my parents and grandparents, but this series really made me feel like I lived through those times. It really fleshes out the heroes and the villains and provides perspective on why the world is the way it is today!
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Best World War mini-series ever!!
Saw it when it originally aired on the history channel and couldn't stop re-watching it. It's like if the history channel and HBO got together and made the coolest origins story of each leader during both World Wars. Just buy it!! You won't regret it!!!
Very good production value, only nitpick using military equipment that was not relevant for specific scenes. Such as a WW1 portrayal of Patton with a M5A1 Stuart of WW2 vintage. Or showing US troops marching into captivity in place of Russian troops for a German invasion of the Soviet Union scene.
Very cool that you can get this type of series to add to your Blu Ray collection. Yes, it can be boring if you are not interested in the history behind war, through the eyes of certain leaders. Just a different insight. History buffs will enjoy!
This is a very made documentary that ties the most famous leaders from WW2 to how they had their foundings during WW1. It was made by the History Channel. If you like history documentaries I would recommend this.