what are the best history documentaries?

what are the best history documentaries? Anything is fine but I'm really missing that comfy feeling of watching 80s-2000s documentaries about ancient history.

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    For war Ken Burns is pretty good. His last Vietnam war doc is worth watching.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      John Laurence’s The cat From Hue is a decent read from one of the contributors to this one.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This. Curious if the civil war doc was any good? I heard decent things about it

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I love the whole idea of an exhaustive TV documentary covering a particular war. I know that Ken Burns did
      >WWII
      >Civil War
      >Vietnam
      I also know outside of Ken Burns there's "Once Upon a Time in Iraq."
      Is there anything for the Revolutionary War or Korean War?

      ken burns is making a rev war docu. the 1983 pbs vietnam docu is better than kens, you can it on internet archive on vhs because when pbs put it on dvd they cut a few episodes. tbh his vietnam is one of his weakest, it's fine as you watch it but it doesn't nearly match the breadth and scope a history of the vietnam war demands.

      This. Curious if the civil war doc was any good? I heard decent things about it

      the civil war documentary is legitimately one of the best documentaries ever made. personally the one on prohibition is my favorite ken burns doc though.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        This. Curious if the civil war doc was any good? I heard decent things about it

        yeah, the civil war is a top-tier documentary. it's theme song, "Ashoken Farewell" is essentially kino in audio form. every scene with Shelby Foote is fantastic. you basically want the whole thing with just him, but luckily he's the majority. it's 10 hours of kino. buckle up.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      if a documentary includes music it's shit by definition
      it's just slop for plebs

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Fog of War

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The firebombings of Dresden and Tokyo were war crimes, as were the two nukings. "Justifications" are entirely irrelevant.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        not to get all /misc/ here but the definition of 'holocaust' is a the burning a sacrifice
        which is a pretty apt description of what happened to dresden and in japan, but not to the event the word is currently tied to

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          You wouldn't be such a gay ass anime fan today if America invaded and killed everyone in Japan instead of dropping the nukes.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I don't think a lot of what comes out of Japan would exist if not for the nukes.
            All they had to do was wait. Couldn't risk muh unlikely USSR invasion, though (and also gotta flex)

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Don't throw punches if you can't take em, simple as

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The History of Rome is a great podcast if you're into that audio format
    ~30min episodes that cover about a thousand years of roman history from the founding of the city to the fall of the western empire in great detail

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I watched The Death of Yugoslavia, Traumazone and The Cold War last year, all really good

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The world at war
    Harlan County USA
    The West Ken burns

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >is greatest documentary of all time
    also:
    Granada's Spanish Civil War
    Kenneth Clark's Civilisation
    The Century of Self

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >The Act of Killing / The Look of Silence
    >They Shall Not Grow Old
    >The Vietnam War
    >Olympia Part One & Two
    >Night and Fog
    >Five Came Back
    >The Civil War
    >Listen to Britain
    >Night Will Fall
    >The War
    mostly WWII focused because apparently those are the only history documentaries I watch

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Ken burns the civil war

    The ww2 one is okay but already globohomosexual nonsense is sprinkle in

    The BBC world at war done in 1975 is fantastic. It has first hand interviews with high up members of all the various powers in their Middle Ages. It’s great

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >BBC world

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I really like the YouTube channel Imperium Romanum and the series Secrets of the Castle with Ruth, Peter and Tom because they have the tools, the clothes, and the backdrops for the stuff that they are talking about.
    Those documentaries really gave me a glimpse into that time period while WW2 documentaries that I have seen just give you the information like a book but with stock footage and pictures of maps for a little bit of added flavor.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Sure it's not technically historical since it's primarily a Bob Dylan documentary but seeing 60's Britain like what's portrayed feels like a time capsule.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >historical
      This the one where he comes up with the song by just piecing words off advertisements/signs? Was pretty cool

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Star Spangled Banner starts playing

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I love the whole idea of an exhaustive TV documentary covering a particular war. I know that Ken Burns did
    >WWII
    >Civil War
    >Vietnam
    I also know outside of Ken Burns there's "Once Upon a Time in Iraq."
    Is there anything for the Revolutionary War or Korean War?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I really enjoyed these war documentaries from ITN or some brit network from the 90s. They're pretty neutral coverage, and there is a lot of unique combat footage from the wars they cover.

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      This one on the Iran Iraq war was quite good.

      Not Ken Burns but these guys did a Korean war documentary that's quite good, full of great footage.

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    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Are there any good Eastern Front documentaries? The Soviet side of the war, especially Stalingrad is interesting to me

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        OP, check out In Search of the Dark Ages

        Blood Upon the Snow is kino

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          all of Michael Woods stuff

          there are also art history documentaries in a similar vein, like Andrew-Graham Dixon's stuff and Robert Hughes American Visions

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        OP, check out In Search of the Dark Ages

        Blood Upon the Snow is kino

        forgot link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtSSJMNqG8I

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          OP, check out In Search of the Dark Ages

          Blood Upon the Snow is kino

          I'll check it out, thanks

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Powerful
      Literally shaking right now

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        homosexual

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      These are the same people protesting fire Palestinians

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Mossad agent spotted

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      you need fresher bait

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >he hasnt realized yet that these documentaries are made by hacks that rather tell a compelling story for fools than dry boring truth

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Kenneth Clark's Civilisation

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The Greatest Story Never Told

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

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