Episode 6 marks a high point for me in the series, especially the discussion of Iwo Jima. All the color footage was amazing to see, mixed in with sound to boot, and that certainly heightened the drama of the descriptions. Amazing stuff.
This is been the surprise of the series for me…the sound of it all. Most of the footage I’ve seen from the period is without sound. Certainly the capability was there, but the process too cumbersome, I think. But Burns’ crew has mixed it all together to create “an experience” (machine gun fire, shelling, etc), all cued up to match the images on the scene. Docu-movie magic, I’d say.