By Dr. Ted Baehr, Publisher
WWII IN HD is an excellent 10-hour series narrated by Gary Sinise of FORREST GUMP and CSI: NEW YORK, appearing on the History Channel starting tonight, Sunday, Nov. 15.
The series shows the war through the eyes of 12 Americans who fought in the war or contributed to it in some way. Using diaries, journals, and new interviews, it follows these Americans as their personal journeys intersect with one another throughout the war effort. Hollywood actors, including LL Cool J of NCIS LOS ANGELES, Rob Lowe, Amy Smart, Jason Ritter, and Steve Zahn, portray the young voices of the Americans. The original Americans include a war reporter, an Army nurse, a young African American from Toledo who became a member of the Tuskegee Airmen, a second-generation Japanese American, and a Jewish immigrant from Austria who wound up in the Pacific Theater.
The series draws on more than 3,000 hours of World War II footage culled from archives and private collections around the world. Restored and enhanced through HD technology, the footage brings to light some riveting stories on America’s fight for freedom against the National Socialist armies of Germany, Japan, and Italy.
Some of the war scenes warrant caution for older children, however, because of the violence depicted, some light foul language and rear documentary shots of naked soldiers.
WWII IN HD is extremely compelling viewing. This patriotic series has a very strong Christian, moral worldview, with heroic everyday people making great sacrifices as they join the battle against horrific evil.