This series is essential for anyone interested in the Second World War. It gives expert witness interviews and analysis of all major events, ranging from Europe, to North Africa, to the Pacific. It describes the reasons behind the start of war and why various countries became embroilled in the most devastating loss of life ever seen on Earth.
The subject matter is so vast that the collection itself must be incredibly long to fully cover all aspects and this does so wonderfully. Do not let the length put you off as it keeps the viewers attention at all times.
Laurence Olivier brings an authoritative narration to the work and at all times this series shows respect to the subject matter, never glorifying, but highlights the terrible tradgedy that befell the entire world during the period.
I cannot recommend this collection enough and in the blu ray edition, you are going to get as detailed a restoration of the original WWII records as there is ever likely to be.
With the play price currently under 21 pounds, it is an absolute bargain. Buy it.