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 Post subject: The Civil War: The Untold Story
PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 5:50 pm 
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I was flipping through the TV channels and happened upon a PBS Civil War documentary that I was impressed with, The Civil War: The Untold Story. It focuses on the Western Theater in 5 one hour long episodes. High production values, Large accurate reenactment scenes, good maps, etc. Unfortunately I didnt find it until mid way through the 4th episode, so I only have a snippet on DVR, but it was very good. Has anyone seen this? Look it up if you haven't.

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 Post subject: Re: The Civil War: The Untold Story
PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 12:20 am 
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This shows some of it, The Battle of Atlanta:
http://www.nps.gov/liho/historyculture/ ... -story.htm

To order:
http://www.shoppbs.org/product/index.js ... d=32476566

To find channel in YOUR area:
http://www.aptonline.org/catalog.nsf/vL ... TOLD+STORY

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 Post subject: Re: The Civil War: The Untold Story
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I'd like to see that. It's always about Gettysburg and the only thing that's been produced in my lifetime about the western theatre were "Gone with the Wind" and a very bad movie about Shiloh about 50 years ago. I've been waiting all my life for a decent movie on Shiloh and one on Chickamauga and/or Franklin.

The documentaries produced by Ken Burns and others like them are alright, but they don't capture the heart and emotion.

One more that would make a good Hollywood production is the Battle of Belmont, Mo. Very early war and if you read up on it, it's fascinating. Nobody knew what they were doing.

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 Post subject: Re: The Civil War: The Untold Story
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I set my DVR to catch it this time around and have watched the first two (taking us through Shiloh). Really well done, lots of reenactments, just good throughout. I may wind up buying it just to encourage them to do more of the same...

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