Jack LeVien’s masterful 26-episode documentary of Churchill in World War II, “The Valiant Years,” has been remastered in a 7-disk DVD. It is available for $44.49 from MediaOutlet.com and can be ordered from this website.
Although hagiographic and lacking criticism, LeVien’s epic is widely admired. The film footage is simply fantastic, providing a real insight into Churchill and the major war of the last century. The narrator is Richard Burton, who despised Churchill politically, but a job’s a job, and Burton’s dislike is not apparent in his narrative—nor was it in his later role as WSC in the original “Gathering Storm” production.
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