PBS doc: Secrets of the Dead: Stalingrad, the Deadliest Battle

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  1. mudpuppy

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    I did a quick search and didn't see where this had been posted before, so....

    I liked the review from the History.net and am thinking this will certainly be worth watching tomorrow night:
    Secrets of the Dead: Stalingrad, the Deadliest Battle HistoryNet

    When i looked on the PBS website to verify it may be playing on my local station, I must admit my enthusiasm dropped a little. They barely mentioned David Glantz contribution in the PBS sites write-up. I'd bet good money these paragraphs were written by an ad agency;
    Deadliest Battle: Preview This Episode | Secrets of the Dead | PBS

    Check local listings but it should be 05/19/10; 2100 EST...but if you're outside the US is there a means to view PBS shows? If this show is as good as I'm hoping it may be, I hope it is widely available.
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    Derek
     
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    Thank you for the heads up Derek. I'd like to see this also.:thumbright:
     
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    Correction; this appears to be showing at 8 PM on my local PBS station tonight.
    Derek
     
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    Thanks for the heads up. We actually do get PBS, up here anyway.
     
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    Very cool, thanks for letting us know!
     
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    That was interesting. What they never mentioned though was that Stalin had been in the process of moving all of his production facilities farther west to keep them from being over run by the Germans and was buying time to get them up and running. I don't agree with how he did it by not making a controlled retreat and instead just sacrificing hundreds of thousands of live even millions. I did see a show a couple of years ago on the History channel about this. I won't pretend to know a lot about it and am just recounting what I remember from that show.
     
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    I watch 'Secrets of the Dead' all the time. They have some great shows. Will be watching out for this one.
     
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    I missed that one, I'll have to look for it again. I did see one a few days ago about The Royal Navy attacking the French Fleet. Very interesting story. The episodes seem well researched and put together.
     
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    I did think it was a good show, but I've not seen previous episodes of "Secrets Of The Dead" so I'll be looking out for some repeats of other eisodes. I think for brevity's sake they did leave out some items related to the battle for Stalingrad...Did you hear the historian David Glantz say his book on Stalingrad had gone from a planned single book to a trilogy of 900 pages each?
    Derek
     
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    Messy, saw that episode as well. Very interesting. There was a previous episode on Hitler's atomic program that was good.
     
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    It was very interesting to hear points of view from French and British sailors who were there.
     
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    Yes I did Derek. I think a lot of folks had there eyes opened after the fall of the Wall. Thank you for the link RA.:thumbright:
     
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    Thanks for the link RA!
     
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    Thanks for the link RA. :thumbup:


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    No worries! Gonna have to bookmark it...most of those looked REALLY interesting!
     
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    So far I've watched two of the shows.:) The I-400 and the Dogfight over Guadalcanal.:cool:
     
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    Saw a little book years ago, Letters From Stalingrad. Some very moving letters home from there.
     
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    I just saw the episode about the I-400 last week. Wild stuff!
     
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