History Channels' WW2 in HD

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  1. Amsel

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    Interesting, I'll see it when it comes up!
     
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    I set my DVR about 3 hours ago to record this. Looks great.
     
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    Very cool! Thanks for the heads up.
     
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    I'll be watching for this one.
    Thanks for the heads up. :thumbright:


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    I'm waiting impatiently for this to kick off tonight!
     
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    Anyone watch it yet? I have the first two recorded but haven't watched yet and the 3rd will record tonight. I believe it's a 5 part series.
     
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    Tonight is the second part of five.

    It is really well done. You are going to enjoy this series. To see the film in HD color really changes the whole feeling of those war films.

    So far the perspective has been purely from American veterans, but I hope to see this branch out into the other allies and axis stories. I really hope they spend some time on the eastern front films.
     
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    S*** I missed it

    What time tonight. ET that is :oops:
     
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    9/8 Central
     
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    OK. I'm glad I got DVR. Recording all episodes and will watch. :D

    Many thanks!
     
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    I'm sure you can still see ep. 1. They are going to replay it
     
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    Yea It's on from 11 to noon tomorrow then I'll watch em after #1 is done recording :D
     
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    #14 vikingBerserker, Nov 16, 2009
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    I'm really liking it so far! Very well done.

    Reveiwing the future episodes however, it looks like its more from the Allied side.
     
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    Can't watch the video. :( Seems like an awesome series.

    Wonder if the History Channel here will air it next month...

    -Arlo
     
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    An awesome series. On the second episode of tonight they had a bunch of 8th AF footage.

    The Tarawa footage was sobering.
     
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    IIRC that was the first time the American public was shown US war dead on film or in the newspapers.
    Up to that point it had been censored.


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    That could be true.

    I found the film of the Higgins boats stuck on the reef, and the Marines pinned behind the seawall to be highly dramatic. The narrator was talking about how American men are too soft for that type of war, but changed his mind after seeing hundreds of Marines killed in a matter of minutes and the force kept advancing. I have always thought the Tarawa footage was very intense with the Devildogs fighting through the sand dunes; but in color HD the film is definantly enhanced.
     
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    When is the DVD coming out? This series is a must have!

    TO
     
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