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WWII Battlefront
WWII Battlefront
Genres: Documentary, Military & War
2003     7hr 30min

     
     

Movie Details

Genres: Documentary, Military & War
Sub-Genres: World War II, Military & War
Studio: Madacy Entertainment
Format: DVD
DVD Release Date: 01/01/2003
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 7hr 30min
Number of Discs: 5
SwapaDVD Credits: 5
Total Copies: 2
Members Wishing: 0

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Member Movie Reviews

Danny N. (Alameda) from HAVELOCK, NC
Reviewed on 4/6/2016...
WWII Battlefront UPC #0-7786-1771-8
5-Pack in a cardboard sleeve 11-inches long x 7-1/4 inch w when folded...when unfolded it is 22-1/2 inches wide in a tri-folded nice looking DVD holder.

Holds 5-DVDs with approximately 7-1/2 hours of video...most in color, some BW, has bonus features. Also comes with 10-page booklet describing what is on each if the DVD's. Bonus Features include Medals Slide show, original Newsreels from the war years,

DVD #1 The Atlantic Campaign (part I) Running Time approx 90 min.
Dunkirk (Sept 1, 1939)
The Battle of Norway (early 1940)
The Bombing of England (Fall, 1940)
The Battle of Malta (June, 1941)

DVD #2 The Atlantic Campaign (part II) Running Time approx 90 min,
North Africa (November, 1942)
Monte Cassino (September 3, 1943)
D-Day (June 6, 1944)
Retaking France (6 weeks after D-Day)

DVD #3 The Pacific Campaign (part I) Running Time approx 90 min.
The Fall of Singapore (October 1941)
Pearl Harbor (December 7, 1941)
The Battle of Midway (June 2, 1942)
The Soloman Islands (July, 1942)

DVD #4 The Pacific Campaign (part II) Running Time approx 90 min.
The Gilbert Islands (November 1943)
Burma: The Forgotten Front (Spring 1944)
Battle of Palau (Summer, 1944)
Liberation of Philippines

DVD #5
The Atlantic Campaign:
Operation Dragon (August, 1944)
Battle of the Bulge (December, 1944)
The Pacific Campaign:
The Last Stronghold (November, 1944)
Mount Hot Rocks (February 19, 1945)

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All in all very well done. 7-1/2 hours is not enough to cover all that happened during WWII. To be honest 700 hours would not be enough to cover it all - but this gives a good snap shot all around between a two-front war that encompassed the world at large.

A very nice addition for those into history, and especially military history - and especially with all the Color action.


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Movie Reviews

Amazing detail
V. Saling | Louisville, KY | 09/11/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The earthshaking battles of WWII come to life in this fascinating collection reviewing one of the most epic and disturbing chapters in history. This is a visually stunning documentary and is a powerful testament to the titanic struggles of those who lived, fought and died in a war that shook the world. Astonishing Color footage, taken from newsreels and captured enemy film, reveals the grinding intensity of campaigns fought in the Atlantic and Pacific theaters.
WWII Battlefront covers the war in the air, or the ground, and above and below the sea in never before seen COLOR footage and captures WWII in the way it was lived and fought by soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen from both the allied and axis armies. 7 hours and 30 min long"
No Regrets
Walt Klonizchii | Fairfield, CA | 11/19/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Rating is 4-star overal (3 for engineering, 4 for content, 5 for value).

This is not the same high quality as seen with Ken Burn's The War, or the History Channel series. It is more akin to older (1943-1951) The Flag Waves On/Crusade in the Pacific and Frank Capra's Why We Fight. I like all the aforementioned. Disk navigation is faulty but with perseverence all tracks can be accessed. I've seen this on 2 different Battlefront sets, on 2 different players; it's possible that some premium players may have better error correction and may navigate flawlessly.

Given these deficiencies, Battlefront is a budget series and can be purchased new for $5-20 in the tin box. It is and interesting addition/reinforcement to your war documentary series, and is an outstanding value if you can obtain it for < $7. I am curious if the $20 versions have better quality, but I'll tolerate my set and enjoy a few more Big Macs."