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I used to watch it with my dad when I was a youngster. We used to also watch a series called (iirc) The World at War. It had a haunting intro and overall somber feel.



Narrated by Laurence Olivier. It has a dark taste to it.


I just found it on Youtube. The intro to the first episode is indeed dark and apparently sets the tone for the rest of the series.


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I've started watching since seeing this post. Remember reruns of the original as a kid. It was first made only seven years after the war ended - still SO many secrets. In the episode with the Battle of Midway, the narrator stated Nimitz determined (had a hunch) the IJN would try to take Midway. No mention of MAGIC.


It’s possible that MAGIC wasn’t mentioned as signals intelligence from WW2 would still be classified at that time, so the “hunch” was a logical cover explanation. As some else mentioned the “World At War” series, the “Battle of the Atlantic” episodes never mentioned ULTRA and the Enigma machine, as those didn’t become generally known until the 1990s.

You don’t want to give away too much information too soon as the intelligence gained could still have actionable data concerning erstwhile allies.


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I use to watch these in UK on Sunday evenings when I was a Wee Laddie.


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I got through episodes 17-20 on Prime, but 21-26 are nowhere to stream.


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