Greater Resource of Modern History Research:The BBC Gives: "Cold War"
An in-depth documentary series in 24 parts
In 24 episodes, each about an hour long, we will go through every little inch of the Cold War; how it started, how it developed and how it finally came to an end.
This BBC production is above outstanding in many aspects. It is without bias, and it doesn't take any sides. It clearly sticks to facts and does not venture in to speculations or even gray areas. Narrator is Kenneth Branagh, a well-known voice that speaks clearly and with great empathy. The over all tempo of the series is well balanced and it never gets boring, slow or too fast. This is the way school should have been like! Kenneth for president!
It’s like the most thrilling and exciting reality-action-thriller-drama ever to have been created!After have seen all 24 parts, I must say I have a much clearer picture on how our world have come to be the way it is today. Many question marks have been straightened out and I have ridden myself of many mis- and preconceptions on the USA, the Soviet Union, the Communist system, the Vietnam War and many, many other hallmark events during our eventful 20th century.
What I fancy the most in this production is the vast material of interviews. We get to hear opinions, testimonials and tales from presidents and statesmen, ex-presidents, peasants, guerrilla warriors, soldiers, writers and poets, politicians, victims, victors, freedom fighters and all in between. I can’t figure out how they found some of the people. Sometimes, it is just a faint face in the corner of some old photograph. Still, they went through great lengths to find them and hear them out.
So please, sit down comfortably, have some snacks (be warned thought, there is some extremely explicit material at times) and suck in this massive load of class A documentary material like the information absorbing sponges that you are!
Have a nice trip through time!