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Deucey Supporting Member of TMP16 Nov 2021 3:14 p.m. PST

Not best.
Not most accurate.

The one you like to watch. (Though the reason might include the first two!)

For me it's :

The White Queen
The Last Kingdom

Big Red Supporting Member of TMP16 Nov 2021 4:12 p.m. PST

Band of Brothers

Personal logo ArmymenRGreat Supporting Member of TMP16 Nov 2021 4:39 p.m. PST

Rat Patrol

14Bore16 Nov 2021 5:00 p.m. PST

If suggesting poll need to come up with the series, practically started out my military history on a couple.
World at War
Victory at Sea

rustymusket Supporting Member of TMP16 Nov 2021 5:04 p.m. PST

Hogan's Heros (I know, I know, I know…but it is funny. I am a badddddddd boy.)

Eumelus Supporting Member of TMP16 Nov 2021 5:05 p.m. PST

I, Claudius

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP16 Nov 2021 5:16 p.m. PST

The World at War for me too.

Col Durnford16 Nov 2021 5:22 p.m. PST

In the documentary category, World at War closely followed by Victory at Sea. Both because of great scores.

Band of Brothers for historical series.

Perris070716 Nov 2021 5:53 p.m. PST

The Pacific.

khanscom16 Nov 2021 6:51 p.m. PST

"The Big Picture" (really "old school"), but the fictional series most watched was "Combat".

Personal logo Cardinal Ximenez Supporting Member of TMP16 Nov 2021 7:18 p.m. PST

World at War

myxemail16 Nov 2021 7:30 p.m. PST

Over the years, I have enjoyed quite a few:

Band of Brothers
Piece of Cake
12 O'clock High

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP16 Nov 2021 8:23 p.m. PST

Combat, Tour of Duty, 12 O'clock High, The Sharpe series, Black Sheep Squadron, and yes I like Hogan's Heroes also.

smithsco16 Nov 2021 8:56 p.m. PST

Band of Brothers
Generation War

Personal logo Old Contemptible Supporting Member of TMP16 Nov 2021 9:06 p.m. PST

Network TV:

China Beech
Richard Sharpe series

Mini Series :

John Adams
Band of Brothers
The Pacific

Documentary Series:

The Lost Evidence
Greatest Tank Battles
WWII in Color
The Color of War
The Pacific War in Color
Apocalypse WWI
The Last Days of WWII
All the documentary films by Ken Burns.

enfant perdus16 Nov 2021 9:14 p.m. PST

The Duchess of Duke Street

HMS Exeter16 Nov 2021 9:46 p.m. PST

Let's throw some luv at

Danger: UXB
Once an Eagle
Rough Riders

Bunkermeister Supporting Member of TMP16 Nov 2021 11:45 p.m. PST

"The Big Picture" (really "old school"), but the fictional series most watched was "Combat".
Khanscom for the win.

Mike Bunkermeister Creek
Bunker Talk blog

14Bore17 Nov 2021 3:26 a.m. PST

Remembered Danger UXB when I was in England in late 70s, maybe beginning of year watched them all on YouTube. Well worth it.

Dagwood17 Nov 2021 4:33 a.m. PST


redbanner414517 Nov 2021 5:38 a.m. PST

Rome, Deadwood both on HBO

Personal logo Florida Tory Supporting Member of TMP17 Nov 2021 6:16 a.m. PST


Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP17 Nov 2021 7:08 a.m. PST

Hogan's Heroes, Rat Patrol, MASH. It's called "entertainment," for a reason: they all entertained me, regardless of historical fallacies. I was able to stream Hogan's Heroes, in order, every single episode, on one of my subscription channels. I watched the re-run's as a child, never seeing them in order, nor every episode. It was quite entertaining to watch them properly. Wish I could find the other two on streaming, in proper order, every episode, start to finish…

Watched Star Trek: TOS, in order, via streaming. It made a difference seeing it the way it was presented. It was also nice to know that I had seen every episode, to know that I had not missed a single one. Did the same with Star Trek: Next Generation, Voyager, and Deep Space Nine. Could never watch them that way, when broadcast, too busy, lost track. I do love my streaming. Just wish more classics were made available, in full. Cheers!

Cerdic17 Nov 2021 7:54 a.m. PST


Personal logo Silurian Supporting Member of TMP17 Nov 2021 8:18 a.m. PST

Dad's Army
It Ain't Half Hot Mum

(Hey, Cerdic started it!)

Huscarle17 Nov 2021 10:00 a.m. PST

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.
Reilly, Ace of Spies
Das Boot,
The Water Margin
The Flashing Blade
Private Schulz
Robin of Sherwood
Secret Army

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP17 Nov 2021 10:24 a.m. PST

More votes for "Band of Brothers" and "Rome." These are about the only "war stuff" my wife will watch. My intro as a kid was "Victory at Sea." You might note all of these have great music.

Tortorella Supporting Member of TMP17 Nov 2021 1:18 p.m. PST

Band of Brothers and Pacific – these moved me like no other series.

Hornblower and Sharpe for good storytelling.

Reilly Ace of Spies for atmosphere.

John Adams for history.

Victory at Sea for music, several others a close second.

Hell on Wheels – best western because of the railroads, but Deadwood and Lonesome Dove close.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP17 Nov 2021 2:20 p.m. PST

The Last Kingdom for me followed by Hell on Wheels and then Vikings

JimSelzer18 Nov 2021 12:25 a.m. PST

Band of Brothers

enfant perdus18 Nov 2021 7:38 a.m. PST

This thread reminds me I still need to finish Hell on Wheels.

lloydthegamer Supporting Member of TMP18 Nov 2021 9:22 a.m. PST

Foyle's War, Last Kingdom, Rome

Cavcmdr18 Nov 2021 9:25 a.m. PST

I rather like the Spartacus series.
Works for me from more than one angle ;-)

Loved Rome.

Much good stuff already mentioned.


35thOVI Supporting Member of TMP18 Nov 2021 10:55 a.m. PST

Band of Brothers

I used to talk to WW2 Army Air Force bomber group members. I asked which movie they felt was best as far as their experiences went. Hand's down 12 o'clock High.

Many others I enjoy, but will stay with Band of Brothers.

14Bore18 Nov 2021 2:03 p.m. PST

Combat and 12 O'clock High are another series watched all on YouTube

Personal logo David Manley Supporting Member of TMP19 Nov 2021 11:40 p.m. PST

Sea Patrol
Bluestone 42

Deucey Supporting Member of TMP15 Jan 2022 11:36 a.m. PST


Deucey Supporting Member of TMP21 Jan 2022 9:04 a.m. PST

I'm going to withdraw my Knightfall nomination. I had to stop watching after ep. 8.

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