Sunday, November 10, 2013

Ken Burns..The War

I just finished watching "The War" a seven episode documentary by Ken Burns. It's a very in-depth coverage of World War Two. Available on demand on Netflix.

By watching each episode, it gets you ready to appreciate the last part #7. In it, you see the utter devastation discovered in Germany when it was liberated. And you get a feel as to why dropping the bomb was a reasonable decision.

The Burns documentaries are always so well done (I recently watched the one on Prohibition) They make history come alive and give you an appreciation for what you've got, whether it's the right to drink, the relief from economic and physical ruin or the simple freedoms we enjoy.