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Archives of War, Vols. 1-3
Archives of War Vols 1-3
Actor: Marty Callaghan
Genres: Educational, Documentary
NR     2002     11hr 15min

A comprehensive visual record of major conflicts in the 20th century. Uses contemporary footage and newsreels. Genre: War Documentaries Rating: NR Release Date: 26-MAR-2002 Media Type: DVD


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Actor: Marty Callaghan
Genres: Educational, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Educational, World War II, World War I, Vietnam War
Format: DVD - Black and White,Color
DVD Release Date: 03/26/2002
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 11hr 15min
Screens: Black and White,Color
Number of Discs: 3
SwapaDVD Credits: 3
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
Edition: Box set
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

Movie Reviews

Outstanding collection of British news reel material
Student of History | La Grange, IL United States | 02/05/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

This DVD collection, which includes all six volumes of the original VHS release from MPI Media Group, includes a comprehensive selection of British-source news reels and other material. The producer obviously knows his military history and it shows in the diversity of subject matter: everything from World War One veterans suffering from "shell shock", to rare footage (at least to US audiences) of French military operations in Vietnam.
As I mentioned in my other review on "Archives of War," this material is not interpreted via narration and is not a conventional documentary. Rather, it provides teachers and students alike an excellent opportunity to interpret original news reel coverage of warfare in the 20th century. So if you're looking for a program that offers heavy interpretation, then look elsewhere. However, "Archives of War" is valuable as a rich visual supplement for anyone with an interest in military history."