Why is my comment about WWII in Color: Road to Victory is deleted?
My second comment is also deleted. 19 January 2022 #220119-235106-228204
I have checked community guidelines. My comment do not include any links or urls to facebook or twitter. It does not have spoilers (how can it have spoilers in a docoumentary), it does not contain my personal opinion on historical matters and this is not a movie, it is a documentary. Someone please tell me which part of my comment is a personal opinion about historical events? IMDB should be cutting the documentaries score because of inaccuracy yet it does not even let me to point it out. My review is below:::
I will not talk about the bad narration or how WW2 starts suddenly in 1940. I could not watch all episodes because of the amount of historical inaccuracy in the first couple of minutes. My first comment was deleted by IMDB so I will give links to the fact below for any interested parties. In my personal opinion; any documentation with provable false information shall automatically have its score curtailed.
1- Documentation: 8'10" - "The architect of the plan, General Heinz Guderian..."
Reality: Plan was made by General Eric Von Manstein. He himself convinced Hitler about the plan on February 17th. Although General Heinz Guderian gave the idea to move the main thrust directly to the English channel, it was never implemented in Fall Gelb (Actual name of the plan) and panzer generals made the move by disobeying orders.
2- Documentation: 8'15" - "... General Heinz Guderian, leads the German panzer divisions through the Ardennes.".
Reality: General Heinz Guderian was XIX Corps commander with 3 Panzer divisions. There was also Georg-Hans Reinhardt (XXXXI Corps) with 2 panzer divisions which all were a part of Paul Ludwig Ewald Kleist, the commander of Panzer Group Kleist. Also, general Erwin Rommel (7th Panzer Division), played a major role.
3- Documentation: 8'30" - Guderians motto according to Raffael Scheck "Use the big guns. Don't do anything piecemeal."
Reality: General Hasso von Manteuffel who commanded the 5th Panzer Army at some point quotes General Guderian in The World At War documentary (1973) 22"20': "Strike hard and quickly. And don't disperse your forces"
4- Documentation: 12'20" - It shows as if BEF was becoming encircled alone. During later minutes it always describe as if BEF is there alone or the main force defending. In reality, they were getting encircled with a large group of French troops. French troops even had casualty rates 16 times higher than the English and protected them during the evacuation.
After this point, I do not see a reason to continue watching.