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The World at War 

A groundbreaking 26-part documentary series narrated by the actor Laurence Olivier about the deadliest conflict in history, World War II.
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1974   1973  
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Laurence Olivier ...  Himself - Narrator 26 episodes, 1973-1974
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A multi-volumed documentary mini-series, "The World at War" covers the entire history of World War II from the causes of the 1920s to the aftermath of the Cold War in the 1950s. Emphasis is also placed on several inside story episodes, where events are covered which occurred inside Germany and Japan such as resistance to Hitler, life in general under a dictatorial regime, and particular emphasis is focused on the Jewish Holocaust. Written by Anthony Hughes <husnock31@hotmail.com>

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UK

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English | German | French | Japanese

Release Date:

14 September 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Welt im Krieg See more »

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(26 episodes)

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The United States had drawn up plans to bomb Japan in 1940 using military bases in China. Before the attack on Pearl Harbor the US was setting up to heavily bomb Japanese cites. Light bombers did not work so the air force switched to the B-29 heavy bombers designed (in 1943) to be based in China (see Operation Matterhorn). They did arrive in China but those bases were captured by the Japanese army, so the B-29s were moved to the Pacific in 1944. The B-29s bombed Japan very heavily as per the original 1940 plan. See more »

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Referenced in Man About the House: Of Mice and Women (1974) See more »

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This is THE WWII documentary....
9 April 2006 | by katey525See all my reviews

If you want just about everything you want to know about WWII from multiple perspectives, this DVD delivers, you WILL learn new things guaranteed, so much so that you won't need any other documentary's on the subject. Get this, watch it, learn from it. Good for school use as well. As a bonus, watch this with Tora tora tora, saving private ryan, patton, band of brothers, a bridge too far, the longest day and other WWII epics along with this to make your knowledge of WWII even more complete. Sir Laurence Oliver's voice adds to the overall atmosphere of each episode in this 26 part series. Seriously you won't find a better WWII documentary set on the subject. PERFECT 10!!!


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