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Bikewer
09-24-2007, 09:17 PM
The new Ken Burns documentary on WWII is airing on PBS at this time. Great stuff.

The first segment last night had some great stuff on the battle for Guadalcanal, and the Bataan death march. Chilling.

Tonight, a really good segment on the early part of the B-17 bombing campaign, featuring the disastrous raids on the Schwienfurt ball-bearing factories.
Some 15 hours in total, I understand.

TgD Thunderbolt56
09-25-2007, 06:43 AM
Yup and already available on DVD for $129.00

http://www.shoppbs.org/family/index.jsp?categoryId=1412587
http://www.pbs.org/

A great series thus far and at least on par with his famous Civil War documentary of a few years ago.

crucislancer
09-25-2007, 09:49 AM
I watched the first episode, I really enjoyed it. I may have to rent it at some point since I don't think I'll get the chance to watch the rest of it as it airs.

triad773
09-25-2007, 10:01 AM
Yeah I have watched some, but I am taping all of it. Can't be tied down to watch a 2.5 hr episode sometimes. From what I've seen its pretty good; presents some more human angles of the war.

There are times when the storyline jumps around too much and its hard to tell which vet is sharing his memories. I figure I'll have to watch it a couple of times.

Otherwise generally good stuff- I recommend it to anyone interested in WWII.