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Old September 13th, 2008, 12:06 PM   #11

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I well remember The Civil War multi-part documentary by Ken Burns, which first ran on PBS in the fall of 1990. This was during Operation Desert Shield & proved to be quite timely & a huge hit in the ratings.

in his autobiography, General Schwartzkopf mentioned it somewhat derisively for encouraging armchair quarterbackism, in that people watching it were falsely comparing him with McClellan.
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I well remember The Civil War multi-part documentary by Ken Burns, which first ran on PBS in the fall of 1990. This was during Operation Desert Shield & proved to be quite timely & a huge hit in the ratings.

in his autobiography, General Schwartzkopf mentioned it somewhat derisively for encouraging armchair quarterbackism, in that people watching it were falsely comparing him with McClellan.
One of the links that I provided has the Ken Burns civil war documentary.
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I usually try here for documentaries. It's quite good for choice.
Very nice link!
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Old December 15th, 2008, 03:25 AM   #14

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One of my favoutite documentaries is the History channel's The crusades: The Crescent and the Cross and Richard Starkey's The Six Wives of Henry VIII. Loved them for their detail.
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The World at War and the Battlefield series are also very good.
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Is there a documentary anywhere featuring the Hundred Years War?
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Old May 21st, 2009, 12:23 PM   #17
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Just found lots of streaming history documentaries! Try: http://www.documentary-log.com/free-...ry/16/history/
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Gonna have to go with The Civil War by Ken Burns. ACW purists don't like it, but I loved it. It was the beginning for me on the ACW. Also liked Battlefield, but it was a little dry.
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There's a great Doco with Romeo Dallaire about Rwanda called Shake Hands with the Devil, it's great when watched in conjunction with the movie staring Roy Dupuis of the same name. Both are fantastic.
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Andrew Marr's History of Modern Britian was very good
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