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The Great War (PBS)

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#1 tdogchristy90

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Posted 12 April 2017 - 06:45 AM

Is anyone watching this? It's been airing this week for Americas 100 anniversary of ww1. Three part series, part one was Monday, part two was Tuesday, and tonight (Wednesday) is the finale?

I for one have enjoyed it, thoughts?

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Posted 12 April 2017 - 06:48 AM

I was really looking forward to this, but alas, life got in the way. I am really hoping for a rerun. 



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Posted 12 April 2017 - 06:54 AM

I was really looking forward to this, but alas, life got in the way. I am really hoping for a rerun. 

I was looking for a great quote by a soldier that was featured in episode 2 from last night. You can actually catch the show online if you wish.

http://www.pbs.org/w...eat-war/#part01

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Posted 12 April 2017 - 07:07 AM

I watched the first part, but I haven't seen part two yet. I was very impressed with the high level research and how it was presented. I learned quite a bit of new information and learned more about the events I'd already know about (and this was just part one). I certainly recommend watching it.

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Posted 12 April 2017 - 07:46 AM

I have a friend DVR'ing it for me.  Tonight one my my friends will be on, Rob Laplander who wrote the book on the Lost Battalion and was instrumental in creating the monument in France where they were left to hold their own. I have a bunch of artifacts from him that he found over there. Can't wait to see it!



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Posted 12 April 2017 - 07:53 AM

I was looking for a great quote by a soldier that was featured in episode 2 from last night. You can actually catch the show online if you wish.

http://www.pbs.org/w...eat-war/#part01

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Awesome! Much appreciated! 



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Posted 12 April 2017 - 08:06 AM

Thanks for posting the link... We don't have TV anymore (just netflix... ain't paying $1200+ a year for what they usually offer!) so I figured I'd just have to buy it at some point.  Still will, figure I need this for class.



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Posted 12 April 2017 - 08:10 AM

Yeah, I'll be buying this... 3:00 in and I think it's absolutely essential (supposing they don't switch my subjects next year!).



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Posted 12 April 2017 - 08:27 AM

PBS documentaries are always well made, worth buying for your library / history collection

 

plus no commercials, I'll be adding this one to my collection.



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Posted 12 April 2017 - 08:31 AM

Very well-done historical project. Good insight into how the war started. At the end of Part 2 the US is in combat. The DVD can be purchased for $34.95 from PBR. Bobgee



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Posted 12 April 2017 - 08:34 AM

It's on dvd already, or is it preorder?

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Posted 12 April 2017 - 11:36 AM

I watched part 1. Haven't had time to watch part 2 yet. But I was very impressed so far and will definitely purchase the DVD.

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Posted 12 April 2017 - 11:44 AM

Thanks for posting the link... We don't have TV anymore (just netflix... ain't paying $1200+ a year for what they usually offer!) so I figured I'd just have to buy it at some point.  Still will, figure I need this for class.

Same here, Netflix and Hulu, and you tube for old movies. The garbage on TV nowadays isn't worth the cable bill. It will be on Netflix within 6 months I can wait.

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Posted 12 April 2017 - 03:29 PM

I've watched 1 & 2, will try to do #3 tonight, very well done and learned some new facts..



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Posted 12 April 2017 - 07:27 PM

I've just finished watching part three and I am even more impressed then before, and will be watching it again in the near future. There are so many good things about it.

 

This is an excellent series, I highly recommend adding it to your "must watch" list.



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Posted 13 April 2017 - 12:13 AM

Very well done. I was only able to catch parts. I was hoping, as a 32nd I D fan, that units would be identified more often but didn't see that. Still enjoyed what I saw. Always impressed by the quote ending "...do you want to live forever."



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Posted 16 April 2017 - 12:27 PM

It was a very good series. Saw some good shots of equipment and uniforms.
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Posted 21 April 2017 - 10:58 AM

It's on dvd already, or is it preorder?

 You can stream it online here. I've only seen EP 1 so far, but I really liked it. Especially liked that they got Dan Carlin in on it.



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 03:53 PM

His series on WWI was amazing.


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