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CRUSADE IN EUROPE

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CRUSADE IN EUROPE (1993, New Line, six tapes, $19.95 each, $119.70 for boxed set) Yet another World War II series that combines wartime newsreel footage with a Jim Dial-like narrator. This time it’s the war as seen through the eyes of one of its heroes, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, whose personal reflections are intoned by a folksy sound-alike. Based on Ike’s 1948 memoirs, the 81 2- hour Crusade tracks the war chronologically, from Americans’ reluctance to get involved to the fighting’s immediate aftermath. By the end, those who aren’t war buffs might feel battle-weary. B- -SC