Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|World War I The Great War|
Actors: Charlie Maday, Carl Lindahl, Marc Etkind, Susan Werbe, Joe LaPolla
Director: History Channel
Genres: Educational, Documentary, Military & War
History® is proud to present the definitive collection of documentary programs on World War One. Experience the world-changing events from the birth of what became known as The Great War to the tragic, final day where over... more »
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Not a documentary series, but nonetheless interesting
Evan Zitrick | Saint Clair Shores, Michigan, United States | 04/18/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Since it's not mentioned in any of the info, I felt it might be useful to mention that this DVD set is not a documentary "series" like most of the other Great War DVD sets out there, but rather a broad collection of different A&E and History Channel shows about The Great War from the past 15 years. As one would expect from two American television channels, much of the content is fully or mostly America-centric, but this isn't necessarily a problem if you have other Great War sets to "even" out the presented information. If one considers the price of this set on Amazon (which one shouldn't, because it is available at many other retailers for drastically less), it would probably lose another star. All things considered, it's a good addition to any Great War buff's collection."
Great for the History Channel fan
S. Lambert | United States | 10/27/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"For those who truly enjoy watching videos concerning the First World War and who as well avidly watch the History Channel, then this is the perfect set. Each disc contains a variety of previously played programs from both A&E and the History Channel (the main source). Some is rather old programing, being from the 1990's but there are the gems in the collection. Most of the programs are produced after 2003. All but one is 50 minutes in length; the other, 90 minutes.
On the second disc are such programs as "The First Dogfighters" (from the series "Dogfights") and "Red Baron and The Wings Of Death," which comes from, "Man, Moment, Machine." On the third disc, there is the shows, "WWI: Jutland" and "WWI:The Somme," both of which I believe are from the "Battlefield Detectives" series.
Overall, when one buys such a collection, it must be assumed that all the shows are those that have been played on television before. The reason to buy is because one wants to have it in their collection minus commercials or because it is unavailable elsewhere. This is by far one of the better collections on World War One and would be a prize for any fan of military history to have in their collection."
K. Melton | New Orleans, LA | 03/20/2010
(1 out of 5 stars)
"A hodge podge of World War I shows from the History Channel. This is not a series, but, rather just a bunch of random specials about the War, and has no organization or structure to it. Don't waste your money. After having watched World At War (the pinnacle of World War II documentaries), as well as The First World War: The Complete Series, this was a HUGE let down."
A bit disappointing for me.
Robert J. Lucieer | Rochester, NY 14606 | 05/22/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I purchased this set in Bust Buy right after watching two episodes of THE FIRST WORLD WAR on the Military Channel. I did realize they were different programs, but this group of programs, although some are quite interesting, are not of the same quality of the other program set.
These are episodes from various History Channel programs, such as Modern Marvels, which have been thrown together to make a box set. They do not cover the war start to finish, in a chronological fashion, as other sets do. For instance there is a program on the American Dough Boys and on on the German Ace, the Red Baron. It's very disjointed.
I would recommend the "World War One" set narrated by Robert Ryan and "The First World War - The Complete Series". They are outstanding! Those sets provide an historical, chronological overview of the War in battles and effects on the Home Fronts."