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The World Wars DVD

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$19.98
Adolf Hitler. Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Benito Mussolini. Winston Churchill. Charles de Gaulle. George Patton. Before they were the giants of WWII, they were infantrymen and privates in WWI, the “war to end all wars.” The World Wars™ from HISTORY® and H2® brings you the story of the devastating three decades of 20th-century world war through the eyes of the men whose characters were forged in the trenches before they commanded a world on the brink of disaster. See how, from Ypres and the Somme to the Battle of the Bulge and the invasion of Normandy, the iconic figures of WWII became synonymous with either battlefield glory or murderous fascism.
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  • Region: 1
  • Studio: A&E Home Video

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3.93.9(46 reviews)See all 46 reviews
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46 Reviews
3.9

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3.9

(based on 46 reviews)

77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Informative (11)
  • Engaging characters (8)
  • Entertaining (7)
  • Great cinematography (6)
  • High production value (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • At home (7)
  • Adult viewers (5)
  • Perfect gift (4)
  • Younger viewers (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (26), Yes (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual viewer (8), Avid moviegoer (4)

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5.0

To understand humans behind the wars

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from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Pros

  • Engaging Characters
  • Entertaining
  • Great Cinematography
  • High Production Value
  • Informative
  • Original

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adult Viewers
    • At Home
    • Perfect Gift
    • Younger Viewers

    That is very informative to understand the main characters behind both wars.

     
    1.0

    Poorly done

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    from cherokee, ia

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    Pros

      Cons

      • Disappointing
      • Not What I Expected

      Best Uses

      • None

      There was not enough time to tell the whole story or even a good part. So they just chopped very small bitts of history and put them in a DVD to make money

       
      5.0

      Love it!

      By 

      from Georgia

      About Me Movie Buff

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      Pros

      • Entertaining
      • Informative

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Adult Viewers
        • At Home

        I enjoyed watching this series.

         
        5.0

        great watch!

        By 

        from Rockledge, Florida

        About Me Casual Viewer

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        Pros

        • Engaging Characters
        • Entertaining
        • Great Cinematography
        • Informative

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • At Home
          • In The Car
          • Perfect Gift

          So good to learn history with an entertaining and realistic edge! Really loved this movie!

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great History Entertainmnet

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          from Jax. FL

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          Pros

          • Engaging Characters
          • Entertaining
          • Great Cinematography
          • High Production Value
          • Informative
          • Original

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Adult Viewers
            • Perfect Gift

            I know this DVD is good; I have it for myself when it first came out. I purchased this one for a Christmas gift.

             
            5.0

            The World Wars

            By 

            from Uniontown, OH

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            Pros

            • Engaging Characters
            • Great Cinematography
            • Informative

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • At Home
              • Younger Viewers

              Very informative, my grandkids learned alot more of what went on during those trying times.

               
              5.0

              Great Buy

              By 

              from Boston, MA

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              Pros

              • Engaging Characters
              • Entertaining
              • Informative

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Adult Viewers
                • At Home
                • Perfect Gift

                Saw this on TV and knew I had to get this for my Grandfather as a gift. Very informative without being like you are in history class.

                (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                The Single Worst History of World War II

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                from Nashville, TN

                About Me Casual Viewer

                Pros

                • Nothing Positive

                Cons

                • Not accurate
                • Poorly Researched

                Best Uses

                • Garbage Container

                I watched only the WW II volume. It was visually the least accurate film ever made. For example, it shows General Marshall in December 1941 wearing the insignia of 5-Star General; the rank wasn't created until 1944. The same remark applies to Macarthur. The DVD hardly mentions Eisenhower, yet treats a relativly minor general (Patton) as if he won the European war. It has no positive attributes. I gave it a grade of 1 star because the software will not permit a lower grade.

                (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                informative

                By 

                from clermont, florida

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                Pros

                • Engaging Characters
                • Informative

                Cons

                • Unoriginal

                Best Uses

                • At Home

                I am a history buff

                (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                na

                By 

                from ohio

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                Pros

                • Informative

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • At Home

                  filled everything I wanted to.

                  (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  excellent overview!

                  By 

                  from Franklin, La.

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                  Pros

                  • Engaging Characters
                  • Great Cinematography
                  • Informative

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • High Schoolers

                    used this to show to my hs srs. they loved it; generated questions and they 'got it' about the overall war. Well done. Personally, I would love for you guys to put something akin to this for the Weimar Republic. What's out there is pretty boring to the avg 16-17 yr old brain. and would make the treck into WW2 easier.

                    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great for Students

                    By 

                    from Chicago, IL

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                    Pros

                    • Engaging Characters
                    • Entertaining
                    • Great Cinematography
                    • High Production Value
                    • Informative
                    • Original

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Adult Viewers
                      • Younger Viewers

                      I purchased this to show to my students. We went through WWI, and went into details with each of the main characters. They love it because the History comes alive.

                      (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      A REHASH; CUT/PASTE OF PREVIOUS VERSIONS

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                      from AUSTIN, TEXAS

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                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Disappointing
                        • Not What I Expected
                        • Poor Plot Development
                        • Unoriginal

                        Best Uses

                          This is a cut & paste, all in one, version of DVDs previously released, old material, from the History channel. A lot of repetition also. Being a history buff, could not have been any more disappointed. If you did not know anything about the world Wars I & II, it might be okay. Not enough actual history on the individuals; where was Eisenhower, B. Montgomery, C. de Gaulle, E. Rommel?

                          (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Excellent Series

                          By 

                          from Huoston, Texas

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                                I am in no way a history buff at all. Forgot most of the things I learned in high school about the world wars, aside from it just not being my 'thing'. However, once I started watching the series, I could not stop.
                                I have a new found respect for what this country has been through, as well as a new found interest in this part of America's history. It is amazing what you didn't know you you'd actually like learning about once it is presented in a way that strikes your interest and keeps it. I cant believe I actually know all this history now. Not to mention that now Im able to talk about it with my son, who is 14 and loves the history of the world wars. And I consider myself just a typical female who enjoys makeup, shopping, and cooking. Glad to know that now I have another interest to add to that list because of this series.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

                                (1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                1.0

                                Unhappy with initial; service

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                                from Mountain View, CA 94041

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                                      This does not apply, as this was a gift for someone not in my household. It was preordered, so the recipient new the gift would be late.
                                      However it was much later than it should have been, if it had been shipped on the designated date. The CS person I eventually spoke with was very helpful in getting the item shipped to me to deliver to the recipient. Original service inexcusable.

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • Yes

                                      (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      2.0

                                      Great show, informative & entertaining

                                      By 

                                      from Asheboro, NC

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                                            Pre-order was lost never got package after a few weeks I was finally able to get a new copy shipped to me minus the shipping charge.

                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • No

                                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            3.0

                                            The World Wars

                                            By 

                                            from NYC

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                                                  I enjoyed it . I know that you used individuals that had an impact during WW1 ..... However, you can not talk about WW2 without mentioning Eisenhower, Bradley, Montgomeery, Rommel and Nimitz !!

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                                                  • No

                                                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                   
                                                  5.0

                                                  A must buy!

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                                                  from Gastonia, NC

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                                                        I played this DVD as I did my exercise for the day which is riding my stationary bike and push up's for 1 1/2 hours. Needless to say I got so deep into the DVD that my daily exercise was over before realizing it!

                                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                                        • No

                                                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                         
                                                        5.0

                                                        A lot of knowledge

                                                        By 

                                                        from warren ohio

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                                                          Cons

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                                                              I have learned new things as it relatrs to today

                                                              • Was this a gift?:
                                                              • No

                                                              (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                                               
                                                              5.0

                                                              Awesome documentary! Very entertaining.

                                                              By 

                                                              from Tennessee

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                                                              Pros

                                                                Cons

                                                                  Best Uses

                                                                    Great for high school students too.

                                                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                                                    • No

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