Bringing the Past to Life: WWII in Color review


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A Japanese Mitsubishi A6M3 Zero (“T2-157”) abandoned at Munda Airfield (Central Solomon Islands), after the Allied Invasion, September 1943.

Eric Sadang, Staff Writer

Have you ever watched a WW two documentary or show? There is a WWII documentary called “The Greatest Events of WW two in Color.” It was released in 2019. There are multiple interviews about what  happened during the war and how many soldiers felt about certain events World War II.  Among those interviewed is German historian Sönke Neitzel.

“After Germany’s defeat in World War I, the Germans were humiliated,” he said. 

I like the fact that they added color to scenes of WWII that didn’t have color in them before because it makes it feel better to watch, making you sometimes feel like you’re actually there.

Sönke Neitzel added, “The Germans could have done much better in the war and that it added more shame to Germany.”

While watching it, you can see how the other soldiers were fighting in the war. It made me feel happy to feel like I was there fighting alongside them and also sad because most of the people in the war died. When they have the interviews with the other people I like that they give their real opinion about certain things that happened in World War II.

Max Hastings said. “We could have taken control of Russia but Germany made bad decisions for them not to get Russia.”

This documentary has great realistic graphics. It is really intriguing how they made it so vivid with color compared to the black and white style. Really I think that it is a must-see for modern day historians. I must point out that even with all these new and great features they did miss the fact that Australia was a major factor in the war because of how they were fighting Germany, Italy, and Japan from the flank, basically making those countries fight on two fronts making them weaker to fight. 

It is also great because it summarizes the whole war in a matter of around 12 episodes. But, I also have to point out that it dedicated two episodes to the Pacific Front. That was a small aspect of World War II. If they did that they could have definitely dedicated 10 or more episodes to the Eastern Front and the German atrocities.

After all, it is a documentary on World War II. Also, they could have added more about the U.S.S.R. I think if they did that it would be more intriguing for more people. After all, I think it is a great World War II documentary. I also think it is very accurate and is worth watching.