Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Guns of the Wehrmacht 1933-1945|
Genres: Educational, Documentary
The effectiveness of its artillery arm was one of the dominating features of the German Army on the battlefields of the Western Front in the First World War. Indeed a specific requirement of the Treaty of Versailles was th... more »
R. Meyer | USA | 11/06/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Guns of the Wehrmacht is basically a profile of German Artillery. This DVD begins with a look at some of the early WWI guns, then quickly moves along to the pre-WWII period during the weapons build-up, glossing over tidbits such as showcasing the Krupp iron works, and discussing things like deciding on a standardized caliber size for the Panzer Corps. The way I describe it sounds convoluted and inconsistent, but it's really interesting.
The footage is once again amazing, you get to see how these big cannons are made, and some up close footage of a worker patiently grinding away to make an artillery shell a thing of perfection. Of course, the meat of the film consists of tons of great looks at these 'guns' in action on the battlefield. One instance that sticks out to me is some artillerymen destroying a tall, thin smoke stack thats probably 2-3 miles away, just dead nuts perfect shot right in the middle and the stack crumbles. Quite impressive accuracy, in my view anyway, back in a day without any computer tracking to do everything for you.
Highly informative and filled with rarely seen footage. Actually I've never seen any of this footage in any other documentary before. The people behind War: Archive Collection really have done a good job."
Great DVD with some really good footage
J. Monty | Colorado, USA | 09/05/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I found this DVD to be very informative and it had some excellent footage of the North Africa campaign which I had never seen before (many videos replay the same war clips). If you are interested in WWII specifically German weapons I would highly recommend this DVD. For the price you just can't beat it."