Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Battle Stations Radar|
Genres: Television, Documentary
The dramatic story of how one man was asked to develop a death ray, but discovered radar. This electronic wizardry not only helped win the Battle of Britain, but also brought Allied women for the first time into the front ... more »
Kind of disappointed
I. Chiang | Silicon Valley, CA, USA | 01/25/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I think the title of this DVD should be something like "Radar in the Early Time", or "Radar in World War II". Yes, its coverage is only about the development, operation and contribution of radars in World War II. Later progress or modern radars are never mentioned in this DVD. More ironically, it doesn't even explain the elementary radar principle well as it is supposed to.
As we all know, radars play an important role for the British to defeat the German and win the war. This film does a great job on this. I enjoy this part very much for about twenty minutes.
Even though, owning the radar technique is not good enough for the British to win. They have to rely on the industrial production power of the US. So they share this top secret with the US and produce more radars. The story now turns to how the Americans use radars to win the Pacific War. This part also occupies about half of the program and it's more lengthy than it is required, in my opinion.
Nothing about radar is mentioned after the end of World War II. That's it! The technical part is very dry and so don't expect this. If they can reduce the US-vs-Japan part and put something in, I believe it will be greatly improved.
I should rate this DVD two and a half stars. Since this is the first DVD attempting for this topic, I round it up to three stars. Hope next one by some one else can be better."