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  • #16
    This is a tough one,so many to choose from and my memory is shot.

    I really like Dogfights.

    The World at War is excellent.

    Gun Camera on the Military Channel is pretty good.

    There was a documentary on the Battle of Ia Drang that was pretty moving.It was on the Military Channel,I can't remember the name.There were interviews with Lt. Gen.Hal Moore,Joe Galloway,and many other officers and soldiers.

    Enterprise 360 was pretty good.
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    • #17
      1. The World At War.

      2. The Civil War by Ken Burns

      3. The War by Ken Burns
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      • #18
        Originally posted by olivenstein View Post
        !. War (1983) Gwynne Dyer
        I remember that one. It is notable for having been proven completely and utterly wrong. Gwynne Dyer's premise was that we were all going to die very soon (in the '80s) in an inevitable nuclear war. Since we are all still here 25+ years later, he was wrong.

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        • #19
          I liked the British series Connections, and Sagan's Cosmos. I also like Engineering an Empire.

          Most of the current History and Military Channel documentaries seem poorly put together, often with numerous errors or omissions.
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          • #20
            Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post
            I liked the British series Connections, and Sagan's Cosmos. I also like Engineering an Empire.

            Most of the current History and Military Channel documentaries seem poorly put together, often with numerous errors or omissions.
            Your point about recent History Channel offerings is very true, but there was one major exception, Battle 360 - USS Enterprise, now that one was a keeper.
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            • #21
              A History of Britain (Simon Schama)

              The Fog of War (Errol Morris)

              The National Parks (Ken Burns) ((for a more recent choice))

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              • #22
                Originally posted by The Doctor View Post
                1. Connections... James Burke is so cool!

                2. Cosmos... Billions and billions of Saganisms.

                3. The Universe... Just because of Al Filippenko's Hawai'ian shirts...

                Is it just me or is his smiling annoyingly unnatural looking?
                Every time I watch him it bothers me.
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                • #23
                  1-In Search of the Trojan War, Michael Wood

                  2-The Civil War, Ken Burns

                  3-What the Victorians Did for Us, Adam Hart-Davis
                  (although his trying to finesse a Britain as inventing manned flight
                  was rather contrived, the point of the Wright Brothers was
                  controlled, sustained) powered flight (flying in a figure
                  eight).

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                  • #24
                    I really like a documentary called "Human Remains" that is on one of the cable channels from time to time, I don't remember which one. It shows pictures of and reads from the writings of/quotes the statements of five fine fellows:
                    Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Mussolini and Franco.

                    I like the World War I series that runs quite a bit, I love seeing the films.

                    I like "The Warlords" series about Roosevelt, Churchill, Hitler, and Stalin.
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                    • #25
                      The Day the Universe Changed - James Burke; It was good history but it was also about how we think about history and science and how those views have changed.

                      The Civil War - I don't think I've ever been as moved by as documentary as that I was by that. If you can sit through the reading of the Sullivan Ballou letter with dry eyes, you have my sympathy.

                      The Seven Wonders of the World - John Romer; Avoiding the usual babble about the stones themselves, he talked about why each of the builders thought them important and about how the view of man's place in the universe changed from the earliest [the Pyramids] to the later creations of the Greeks.
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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by les Brains View Post
                        Is it just me or is his smiling annoyingly unnatural looking?
                        Every time I watch him it bothers me.
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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Captain General View Post
                          1. The World At War.

                          2. The Civil War by Ken Burns

                          3. The War by Ken Burns
                          Hard to argue with this list.

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                          • #28
                            Civil War....... Burns

                            Baseball.. When it Was a Game... HBO

                            World at War.... BBC
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