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Re: Recommend a Documentary
« Reply #15 on: August 16, 2017, 02:57:09 AM »
Ah, the good old days, right? When History Channel was actually about history rather than Aztec demigod alien conspiracy theories and Hunting Hitler and ****.

The general lack of interest in History is frustrating. So much to learn from it, yet seems to be massively overlooked. The school I attended didn't even teach history previous to WW2.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv_vLHiWVBh_FR9vbeuiY-A

This channel is a great watch for those interested in Roman history.

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Re: Recommend a Documentary
« Reply #16 on: August 16, 2017, 02:36:22 PM »
Imma just drop in and recommend Dan Carlin and everything he does. He has plenty of well researched, interesting topics for his podcasts, some of which last for multiple episodes. IIRC Carlin, like he likes to remind, is not an historian, but he still does a great job at researching these topics with his team of, I presume, actual historians. There's plenty of subjects that he's made podcasts, but I would recommend the series on the Mongols and the Eastern Front. You can't really go wrong with any episode of Hardcore History, I would recommend every one of them if I could.
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Re: Recommend a Documentary
« Reply #17 on: August 16, 2017, 03:20:50 PM »
Interesting topic.

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Re: Recommend a Documentary
« Reply #18 on: October 29, 2017, 06:09:18 PM »
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Re: Recommend a Documentary
« Reply #19 on: November 20, 2017, 07:52:13 AM »
Great channel for Youtube style documentaries on battles/wars

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMmaBzfCCwZ2KqaBJjkj0fw/videos

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« Reply #20 on: November 20, 2017, 03:23:56 PM »
It bothers me how many documentaries are just trash. The further back they're set in history, the more they look like pulp fantasy with random conjecture as the whole point of the docu.

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Re: Recommend a Documentary
« Reply #21 on: November 20, 2017, 05:11:04 PM »
Your right, even with the old History channel,
I've noticed that the its the same problem with most
of their productions, that is set before the 1300s...

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Re: Recommend a Documentary
« Reply #22 on: November 20, 2017, 05:26:36 PM »
There are some extraordinarily awful WW2 documentaries out there too, though.

Great channel for Youtube style documentaries on battles/wars

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMmaBzfCCwZ2KqaBJjkj0fw/videos
Very nice, they have videos on some really nice subjects like the battle of Ankara which I don't see very often!
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Re: Recommend a Documentary
« Reply #23 on: November 20, 2017, 10:07:17 PM »
There's a really cheap lazy WW2 one on the history channel which is just 3D animations of tanks firing at each other under the pretense of "historical simulation", and about a paragraph of information about some armorued offensive on the Eastern front, spread out over an hour of runtime. Forgotten what it's called, but it's the pinnacle of what makes bad TV documentaries.

NHK does excellent documentaries but I'm not sure if they're all on youtube. Here's one about thousands of secret US nukes in Okinawa which were in violation of agreements with Japan itself and China during the Nixon era.

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Re: Recommend a Documentary
« Reply #24 on: November 20, 2017, 11:40:42 PM »
Those french apocalypse ww1 and ww2 are some great documentaries.
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« Reply #25 on: November 25, 2017, 11:20:41 AM »
Great channel for Youtube style documentaries on battles/wars

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMmaBzfCCwZ2KqaBJjkj0fw/videos
Very nice, they have videos on some really nice subjects like the battle of Ankara which I don't see very often!

Great isn't it, covers a lot of wars that you don't see pushed very much over this part of the world despite them being some of the most interesting.

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Re: Recommend a Documentary
« Reply #27 on: May 01, 2018, 06:21:37 PM »
This guy's channel is pretty great, he makes lots of interesting videos about the Eastern Front and other WW2 theatres. This one is DEFINITELY worth watching:
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« Reply #28 on: June 24, 2018, 04:42:23 AM »
Nice small documentary on the nagas side in the battle of kohima

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« Reply #29 on: June 25, 2018, 03:10:09 PM »
Nice small documentary on the nagas side in the battle of kohima



This actually interests me a lot. The Burma campaign is a severely unexplored theme and this doc takes an interesting approach to it.

I'll give some suggestions myself.
If you are interested in the Pacific theatre of WWII, this one ( Hell in the Pacific )is a great BBC documentary, with interviews to british, american, japanese and probably people from other nations involved as well. One of the best WWII doc I've seen. The end of the last episode was...heartbreaking to say the least.




If you have the time and the interest, you should check out Ken Burns and Lynn Novik's The Vietnam War, one the best documentaries I've EVER seen.
An almost 20 hours long documentary which goes in great depth with the war itself, what caused it (the whole first episode is about the events BEFORE it) the homefront, the politcs, the protests, the daily life. Thousands of photos and footage from the era and an excellent and compelling narration.
Last but surely not least, you'll find interviews to veterans from all branches of the US armed forces, the NVA and NLF (Vietcong) and the ARVN; interviews to civilians, americans and vietnamese alike: veterans' family, students, protesters, deserters, farmers...it's from the PBS and I've seen that Netflix (at least, it Italy) had recently bought it. The versions on youtube or other channels are pirated vietnamese copies without the subtitles for the vietnamese veterans, so it's not really the best way to watch it, but if you wish so...