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Framed by former President Abraham Lincoln's famous Gettysburg address, this documentary takes a hard look at the battle of Gettysburg from the perspective of the soldiers on either side of the Civil War. The no-nonsense approach to the material emphasizes the sacrifices made by both the Union and Confederate armies who made up the 50,000 people who died during the 3-day battle that forever changed the course of the United States.


Sam Rockwell
as Narrator

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  • Mar 12, 2016
    The Battle of Gettysburg told from the points of view of some of the participants. Ultimately inconclusive (there's too much to squeeze into a mere two hour overview) while still rendering an inkling of what went on and why it was the bloodiest battle fought on U.S. soil.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • Sep 13, 2013
    I have to say this at the beginning: The only thing which still resonates in my mind after watching this documentary are the words: "President Abraham Lincoln speaks barely for two minutes at his dedication..." (one of the heroes of the battle) ! [img][/img] This American Civil War television documentary film directed by Adrian Moat, narrated by actor Sam Rockwell, commenced a week of programming by the History channel honouring and commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the American Civil War. Gettysburg showcases the real horror of the important 1863 Battle of Gettysburg by following the stories of eight men as they put their lives on the line to fight for what they believed in. The Civil War Trust and the National Park Foundation for GIVE 150, a massive educational and fund-raising initiative to enhance Civil War education nationwide were involved in this documentary making. It is decently made documentary with the warning at the beginning regarding the images we are going to see and their effects they could have on us - and the director was right... some people will remember them, but I've seen too many things like that to be bothered. It went smoothly, but because it was initially made to be shown over few days the parts where the cuts were made were edited clumsily - repeating the sentences over! I will recommend if you are interested in facts about the battle... of course, the facts made available by the winners.
    Panta O Super Reviewer

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