I recently finished watching this documentary. What can I say? How can one sum up the civil war in a way that adequately tells the entire story from both sides while still conveying the emotion and tragedy that came with it? Ken Burns found a way in this incredible film. Well done, Mr. Burns. More than 40 awards? If this film had earned 400 awards, it would not have sufficed. Thank you for this wonderful film.
“The first impulse of many officers in such a situation is to turn away from danger, and at the same time to reverse the engines with full power. This course is much more likely to cause collisions than prevent them. It may be right for 'the ship' to turn away...but if she does this, so far from reversing the engines, she should, if possible, increase her speed…TO TURN AWAY AND SLOW IS THE SUREST POSSIBLE WAY OF BRINGING ABOUT COLLISION" -- Knight’s Modern Seamanship, 1910