Forenote; Moddies, excuse this one being put here. I don't feel it fits under " What WW2 Films ". That thread smacks too much of 'entertainment value'. Weighing up between the " Book 'n Film " board and here? I just feel this belongs here. Don't you? Anyway ...... Feeling a bit hollow, as I start trying to type this. I've just watched the last of this three disc set. Produced by 'The War File' people the DVD's cover #1: The liberation of Auschwitz. #2: Dachau and Sachsenhausen. #3: Ravensbruck and Buchenwald. Watched the first two, back to back, the other night. Just watched the third one. Stone cold sober and in the middle of a relatively bright and normal afternoon. F**k. I haven't turned my music back on yet. I don't think I want music. By way of a brief 'review'? The Auschwitz one consists of footage taken by a Russian cameraman, 'As the Red Army liberated the place'. Or so says the blurb. Well, it doesn't. Not really. It's more a reconstruction, made around and after the event. And, as such, it actually comes perilously close to being a god send for Denialists. Shown just out of context, one could be forgiven for thinking how the inmates shown, being 'liberated', look as if they've never missed a hearty meal in their lives. Smiling, rather better fed than me looking people. Great columns of them shoving carts full of possessions before them as they trundle off home in their civilian clothes. Then the staged, blatantly reconstructed 'Opening of the gates'. I could have been an 'extra' in that scene. I eat once a day. I look about as 'bad' as the, by now fed and watered, former prisoners chosen to star in that scene. I'm sure there were the customary shots of piles of once living skeletons. It's just not the over all impression I came away with. No. Russia blew it. And the damn commentary throughout? That narrator could do with a few volts up his jacksy. Get some Life into him! His monotonous droning was just vile! Second disc? Better. British narration and this guy at least employed some cadence in his speech. Being a more 'Produced' effort too, it made better viewing. It had some feeling of story line to it and made an effort to educate and illustrate. Good then ~ or Better. But still, the viewing left me just sombre and thoughtful. Most of that thought even was discontent at the completely off mark Russian effort. And today I watched the last one. And, by god; Did they save the best till last! Good narration, again. Some very 'nice' impressionistic work ~ plenty of photographs of women, obviously taken before they'd ever heard of Ravensbruck. These bitterly underlying the horror of what these normal girls were to suffer there. Quite unremitting in it's message of 'Look what the b*stards did!'. Ravensbruck was 'Good'. It hit the mark. And then, Buchenwald. Jesus f***ing christ. Powerful! And, as it ended, with the local, German populace being marched out there and Made to LOOK ..... Illse Kochs' Lampshades ..... The Yanks sorted that one out. And, hell yes; They did the job alright! See the faces of those people, Forced to come and see. That's how it should've been done. Left me in tears.