Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Stock Footage

There is a dearth of film to show on World War II documentaries on the History and Military Channels. The library is stretched thin in a two-hour show.

I must have seen that pock-faced German paratrooper grinning it up after every Axis victory. Hitler is always walking the grounds at his mountain retreat. The Frazier (DD-607) apparently was present for all major Pacific campaigns.

The computer graphics on newer offerings (Battle 360, Dogfights) has helped tremendously. Depending less on filler for the narration, the right ships and planes are at the right battles. The film and graphics are blended so well that you hardly notice the transition after a few minutes. Battle 360 is not to be missed on Friday nights.

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