R. Land | 09/14/1999
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This is not the movie "The Battle of the Bulge" with Henry Fonda. Apparently the movie is not available on DVD at this time..bummer!"
Peter Roderick | APO, AE United States | 08/20/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As an U.S. Army officer currently serving in Europe and an avid WWII history buff, this video brings to life the horrors of what really happened here 56 years ago. Having travelled extensively through the Ardennes researching the battle, todays serenity of these picturesque little towns and villages belies the utter savagery that took place there. As the previous reviewer stated, this is not the Henry Fonda movie. However, this is the best documentary on the Battle of the Bulge I have seen to date! I highly recommend it."
Interesting, but . . .
R. Land | Columbia, SC | 05/23/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The footage and stills presented are very interesting, as are the interviews, but it leaves out important events that comprise the Battle of the Bulge. It begins well, reporting the debacle of the 106th Infantry on the Schnee Eifel east of St. Vith (although they do not tell you that is where it happened). In fact, there are few maps to put the events into perspective (except for one interviewee pointing out things on a country map - not very helpful). It then focuses on Bastogne, Patton's relief, the weather, and the reduction of the Bulge. Only one line of the narrative reports SS atrocities, identifying Belgium civilians killed at Stavelot but not American soldiers massacred at Malmedy (remember, this is the American experience). Nothing is said of Kampfgruppe Pieper and the Northern thrust, nor the heroic stand made by American support personnel at the Elsenborn Ridge against Dietrich's Sixth Panzer Army. I gave it four stars for the footage and interviews, but if you really want to learn about the Battle of the Bulge, buy MacDonald's "A Time for Trumpets" (available at Amazon.com)."
A Must Get
R. Land | 02/03/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Very well done documentary on the Battle of the Bulge. DVD quality is excellent for this type of thing. Has some unique footage and some very good interviews with actual participants in the battle as well as noted historians. The video does a good job of relating the actions of the battle as well as the mood and feeling of the troops. A must get for Bulge and history buffs."