This is not the most-complete WWII video set but it does provide a huge amount of information (30 hours worth) in 5-10 minute watchable vingnettes about the War. I haven't counted but there has to be almost 400 chapter stops in this set, making it easy to find what you want to find. However, there is very little information about the chapters listed anywhere (not even on the internet), I might add though, that when each chapter begins, it has a title and a subtitle, so you can "chapter search" (the hard way) and probably find what you want.
The video quality is great (I was really surprised by this!). The sound quality is good too but on disc two the music is at times mixed so loudly, the narrator can hardly be heard.
There's very little new information here and no interviews, which is kind of disappointing. But there's a lot of new video here quelled from Russian sources, much of it I have never seen before (and I have about 75 hours of WWII DVD documentaries in my home.)
The video tries to be chronological but fails; it's probably impossible to remain in order in such an undertaking that lasted 6 years.
Some snippets of video are used over and over (for instance, I saw poor Rommel literally scratch his head about twenty times in the Africa campaign segments and I saw Mussonlini fold his arms and shake his head in a cocky way almost everytime his name was mentioned!) Still, that's a small price to pay - there's a -lot- to watch here.
Not a sterling presentation but it's not boring either; it's a cheap way to learn a lot about the war. It would make a fine addition to any DVD documentary collection and a fascinating gift, I would think, for any high school or college student.
I would also recommend THE WORLD AT WAR and BBC's HISTORY OF WORLD WAR TWO.