The BBC History Of World War II

Overview

Direct from the BBC vaults comes this definitive collection that will refine -- and perhaps re-shape -- your understanding of World War II. Through amazing archival footage and eyewitness testimony, this 12-disc set offers answers to such questions as: How could a political party as fundamentally evil and overtly racist as the Nazis come to power? Why did Japan attack Pearl Harbor? What are the little-known stories of D-Day? Dig deep and answer many of the wartime riddles that still haunt us. Programs include: ...
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Overview

Direct from the BBC vaults comes this definitive collection that will refine -- and perhaps re-shape -- your understanding of World War II. Through amazing archival footage and eyewitness testimony, this 12-disc set offers answers to such questions as: How could a political party as fundamentally evil and overtly racist as the Nazis come to power? Why did Japan attack Pearl Harbor? What are the little-known stories of D-Day? Dig deep and answer many of the wartime riddles that still haunt us. Programs include: "The Nazis: A Warning from History"; "The Road to War"; "Auschwitz: Inside the Nazi State"; "Horror in the East"; "D-Day: Reflections of Courage"; "War of the Century: When Hitler Fought Stalin"; "Dunkirk; Battle of the Atlantic"; and "Battlefields; D-Day to Berlin."
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Special Features

Three Full-Length bonus programs:; ; Merchant Seamen; The Indian Army; Burma: The Forgotten War; ; Interviews, Eyewitness Testimonies; Featurettes
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/26/2009
  • UPC: 883929073320
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  • Source: Bbc Warner
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Subtitled / Mixed Media Set / Pan & Scan
  • Time: 15:00:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 49,024

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Nazis: A Warning from History
1. Chapter 1 [8:50]
2. Chapter 2 [4:30]
3. Chapter 3 [10:56]
4. Chapter 4 [8:01]
5. Chapter 5 [6:35]
6. Chapter 6 [9:35]
1. Chapter 1 [8:50]
2. Chapter 2 [4:30]
3. Chapter 3 [10:56]
4. Chapter 4 [8:01]
5. Chapter 5 [6:35]
6. Chapter 6 [9:35]
1. Chapter 1 [8:50]
2. Chapter 2 [4:30]
3. Chapter 3 [10:56]
4. Chapter 4 [8:01]
5. Chapter 5 [6:35]
6. Chapter 6 [9:35]
Disc #2 -- The Nazis: A Warning from History
1. Chapter 1 [9:26]
2. Chapter 2 [6:53]
3. Chapter 3 [7:21]
4. Chapter 4 [7:46]
5. Chapter 5 [11:13]
6. Chapter 6 [5:28]
1. Chapter 1 [9:26]
2. Chapter 2 [6:53]
3. Chapter 3 [7:21]
5. Chapter 5 [11:13]
4. Chapter 4 [7:46]
6. Chapter 6 [5:28]
1. Chapter 1 [9:26]
2. Chapter 2 [6:53]
3. Chapter 3 [7:21]
4. Chapter 4 [7:46]
5. Chapter 5 [11:13]
6. Chapter 6 [5:28]
1. Chapter 1 [9:26]
2. Chapter 2 [6:53]
3. Chapter 3 [7:21]
4. Chapter 4 [7:46]
5. Chapter 5 [11:13]
6. Chapter 6 [5:28]
7. Chapter 7 [8:06]
8. Chapter 8 [8:38]
9. Chapter 9 [7:06]
10. Chapter 10 [7:59]
11. Chapter 11 [8:07]
12. Chapter 12 [8:58]
13. Chapter 13 [9:06]
14. Chapter 14 [8:57]
15. Chapter 15 [6:45]
16. Chapter 16 [8:09]
17. Chapter 17 [6:59]
18. Chapter 18 [8:29]
19. Chapter 19 [:00]
Disc #3 -- The Road To War
1. Great Britain [7:34]
1. Italy [7:25]
1. Japan [10:19]
1. USA [9:30]
1. Chapter 1 [7:34]
2. Chapter 2 [7:25]
3. Chapter 3 [10:19]
4. Chapter 4 [9:30]
5. Chapter 5 [8:16]
6. Chapter 6 [6:16]
1. Chapter 1 [7:47]
2. Chapter 2 [9:07]
3. Chapter 3 [6:40]
4. Chapter 4 [6:42]
5. Chapter 5 [10:15]
6. Chapter 6 [8:12]
1. Chapter 1 [9:05]
2. Chapter 2 [7:40]
3. Chapter 3 [9:00]
4. Chapter 4 [8:39]
5. Chapter 5 [5:07]
6. Chapter 6 [9:25]
1. Chapter 1 [6:40]
2. Chapter 2 [9:52]
3. Chapter 3 [6:17]
4. Chapter 4 [10:08]
5. Chapter 5 [6:55]
6. Chapter 6 [9:23]
7. Chapter 7 [:00]
Disc #4 -- Dunkirk
1. Chapter 1 [10:42]
2. Chapter 2 [8:39]
3. Chapter 3 [11:16]
4. Chapter 4 [7:55]
5. Chapter 5 [10:10]
6. Chapter 6 [10:31]
1. Chapter 1 [9:09]
2. Chapter 2 [9:54]
3. Chapter 3 [10:22]
4. Chapter 4 [10:58]
5. Chapter 5 [11:34]
6. Chapter 6 [7:20]
1. Chapter 1 [9:02]
2. Chapter 2 [10:12]
3. Chapter 3 [10:10]
4. Chapter 4 [3:46]
5. Chapter 5 [7:39]
6. Chapter 6 [11:27]
Disc #5 -- War of the Century: When Hitler Fought Stalin
1. Chapter 1 [8:11]
2. Chapter 2 [8:14]
3. Chapter 3 [6:58]
4. Chapter 4 [8:32]
5. Chapter 5 [7:10]
6. Chapter 6 [8:25]
1. Chapter 1 [9:00]
2. Chapter 2 [5:35]
3. Chapter 3 [9:34]
4. Chapter 4 [8:44]
5. Chapter 5 [7:58]
6. Chapter 6 [6:25]
1. Chapter 1 [7:16]
2. Chapter 2 [7:09]
3. Chapter 3 [10:30]
4. Chapter 4 [7:41]
5. Chapter 5 [7:44]
6. Chapter 6 [8:34]
1. Chapter 1 [9:07]
2. Chapter 2 [6:26]
3. Chapter 3 [9:30]
4. Chapter 4 [6:55]
5. Chapter 5 [10:54]
6. Chapter 6 [4:56]
Disc #6 -- Battle of the Atlantic
1. Chapter 1 [8:14]
2. Chapter 2 [7:54]
3. Chapter 3 [7:44]
4. Chapter 4 [7:56]
5. Chapter 5 [7:31]
6. Chapter 6 [9:12]
7. Chapter 7 [8:06]
8. Chapter 8 [7:42]
9. Chapter 9 [8:43]
10. Chapter 10 [6:56]
11. Chapter 11 [7:19]
12. Chapter 12 [10:11]
13. Chapter 13 [8:28]
14. Chapter 14 [7:35]
15. Chapter 15 [7:16]
16. Chapter 16 [9:19]
17. Chapter 17 [7:06]
18. Chapter 18 [8:54]
19. Chapter 19 [:00]
Disc #7 -- Horror In the East
1. Chapter 1 [8:14]
2. Chapter 2 [7:54]
3. Chapter 3 [7:44]
4. Chapter 4 [7:56]
5. Chapter 5 [7:31]
6. Chapter 6 [9:12]
1. Chapter 1 [8:06]
2. Chapter 2 [7:42]
3. Chapter 3 [8:43]
4. Chapter 4 [6:56]
5. Chapter 5 [7:19]
6. Chapter 6 [10:11]
1. Chapter 1 [8:28]
2. Chapter 2 [7:35]
3. Chapter 3 [7:16]
4. Chapter 4 [9:19]
5. Chapter 5 [7:06]
6. Chapter 6 [8:54]
Disc #8 -- Battlefields
1. Chapter 1 [7:50]
2. Chapter 2 [8:43]
3. Chapter 3 [7:49]
4. Chapter 4 [6:35]
5. Chapter 5 [9:52]
6. Chapter 6 [6:04]
1. Chapter 1 [9:13]
2. Chapter 2 [6:09]
3. Chapter 3 [9:20]
4. Chapter 4 [9:08]
5. Chapter 5 [6:16]
6. Chapter 6 [7:57]
Disc #9 -- D-Day Reflections of Courage
1. 1944 [2:02]
2. Operation Overlord [6:08]
3. Exercise Tiger [7:26]
4. Merville Battery [4:04]
5. The French Resistance [7:19]
6. The Time Is Now [7:38]
7. Commando [5:53]
8. Postponed [6:37]
9. Dice on the Carpet [6:41]
10. Taking Merville [4:12]
11. Omaha Beach [6:52]
12. Liberating Caen [7:29]
13. Capa's Retreat [3:42]
14. Panzer Attack [7:25]
15. Reliable Sources [4:27]
16. Credits [1:26]
Disc #10 -- D-Day To Berlin
1. Auschwitz [3:23]
2. Origins [7:59]
3. Transformation [8:44]
4. Stratetic Planning [10:53]
5. Adult Euthanasia Program [9:38]
6. Zyklon B [7:04]
1. A Radical Initiative [8:39]
2. Deportation [7:06]
3. Hitler Calls for Extermination [7:12]
4. The Lodz Ghetto [5:24]
5. Auschwitz, 1942 [10:56]
6. The Little Red House [9:07]
1. Deporting French Jews [7:24]
2. The Children [10:42]
3. British Deportees [4:51]
4. Heinrich Himmler [6:44]
5. Treblinka [7:50]
6. Righteous Among the Nations [10:55]
Disc #11 -- Auschwitz: Inside the Nazis State
1. Auschwitz [5:38]
2. Origins [7:02]
3. Transformation [6:47]
4. Strategic Planning [10:48]
5. Adult Euthanasia Program [11:03]
6. Zyklon B [6:13]
1. A Radical Initiative [8:39]
2. Deportation [7:06]
3. Hitler Calls for Extermination [7:12]
4. The Lodz Ghetto [5:24]
5. Auschwitz, 1942 [10:56]
6. The Little Red House [9:07]
1. Deporting French Jews [7:24]
2. The Children [10:42]
3. British Deportees [4:51]
4. Heinrich Himmler [6:44]
5. Treblinka [7:50]
6. Righteous Among the Nations [10:55]
Disc #12 -- Auschwitz: Inside the Nazi State
1. Self-Contained Universe [5:38]
2. Canada [7:02]
3. A Small Town [6:47]
4. Josef Mengele [10:48]
5. Fighting Back [11:03]
6. A Brothel [6:13]
1. Frenzied Killing [8:29]
2. Deporting Hungarian Jews [6:58]
3. Negotiating To Save Lives [7:45]
4. The Sonderkommando [8:54]
5. Gypsies [6:47]
6. Eliminating Evidence [9:01]
1. Liberation [3:56]
2. Suicide and Flight [9:55]
3. A New Terror [7:18]
4. No Regrets [7:10]
5. Escape And Pursuit [11:08]
6. A Dark Legacy [8:00]
1. Debórah Dwork, John Roth [5:58]
1. Gayle Smith, Jerry Fowler [5:38]
1. Students [10:37]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Nazis: A Warning from History
   Play All
   Helped Into Power
   Chaos And Consent
   The Wrong War
   Introduction By Laurence Reese
   Subtitles: On/Off
Disc #2 -- The Nazis: A Warning from History
   Play All
   The Wild East
   The Road To Treblinka
   Fighting To The End
   Subtitles: On/Off
   Menu Group #1 with 19 chapter(s) covering 02:25:36
Disc #3 -- The Road To War
   Play All
   Episode Selection
   Scene Selection
      Great Britain
      Italy
      Japan
      USA
   Subtitles: On/Off
Disc #4 -- Dunkirk
   Play
   Episode Selection
      Retreat
      Evacuation
      Deliverance
   Scene Selection
      Dunkirk
      Evacuation
      Deliverance
   Subtitles: On/Off
Disc #5 -- War of the Century: When Hitler Fought Stalin
   Play
   Episode Selection
      High Hopes
      Spiral Of Terror
      Learning To Win
      Vengeance
   Scene Selection
      High Hopes
      Spiral Of Terror
      Learning To Win
      Vengeance
   Subtitles: On/Off
Disc #6 -- Battle of the Atlantic
   Menu Group #1 with 19 chapter(s) covering 02:26:14
Disc #7 -- Horror In the East
   The Grey Wolves
   Keeping Secrets
   The Hunted
   Forgotten Heroes: Merchant Seamen
   Play All
   Subtitles: On/Off
Disc #8 -- Battlefields
   Turning Against The West
   Death Before Surrender
   The Forgotten Volunteers
   Burma: The Forgotten War
   Play All
   Subtitles: On/Off
Disc #9 -- D-Day Reflections of Courage
   Play
   Scene Selection
   Special Features
      Eyewitness Accounts
         Bernard Duvall - The French Resistance
         Franz Gockel - The German Perspective
         Charles Hostler - D-Day Spy Mission
         Fanny Hughill - The Key To D-Day
         Alan Jefferson - From Swan Lake to D-Day
         Bob Littlar - Training
         Eddie McCann - Exercise Tiger and Omaha Beach
         Ginger Thomas - Portrait of Lt. General Morgan
         Play All
      The Making of D-Day
         Remembering D-Day
         Telling the Story
         Boot Camp
         Photographing Tragedies: Robert Capa
      Photo Gallery
      Fact Files
         The Cain Twins
         Robert Capa
         Robert Douin
         Dwight Eisenhower ('Ike')
         Phylis 'Ginger' Thomas
         Andre Heintz
         Franz Gockel
         George Lane
         Bill Farmer & Bob Littlar
         Eddie McCann
         Frederick Morgan
         Terence Otway
         Erwin Rommel
         Hans Speidel
         Raimund Steiner
         Kathleen Summersby
      Original Score
         Play All
            D-Day Theme
            Capa - What Happened
            Approaching Tragedy
            Planning Merville
            Get Him Ready To Go
            French Underground & Prison
            Into Battle - Merville
            After The Battle
            All Good Men
            Desperate Plans
            Somewhere Offshore
            Battle Approaches
            At The Hospital
            Rommel
            All Those Good Men
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Disc #10 -- D-Day To Berlin
   Play All
   Surprise Beginnings
      Play Episode
   Orders And Initiatives
      Play All
   Factories Of Death
      Play Episode
   Subtitles: On/Off
Disc #11 -- Auschwitz: Inside the Nazis State
   Play All
   Surprise Beginnings
      Play Episode
   Orders And Initiatives
      Play Episode
   Factories Of Death
      Play All
   Subtitles: On/Off
Disc #12 -- Auschwitz: Inside the Nazi State
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   Corruption
      Play Episode
   Murder And Intrigue
      Play Episode
   Liberation And Revenge
      Play Episode
   Bonus Features
      Interview With Laurence Rees
      Follow-Up Discussions Hosted by Linda Ellerbee
         Michael Berenbaum, Melvin Jules Bukiet
         Claudia Koonz, Edward Kissi
         David Marwell, Doris Bergen, Deborah Lipstadt
         Play All
   Subtitles: On/Off
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