World at War

The World at War

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Director: Michael Darlow, Hugh Raggett

Cast: Jeremy Isaacs, Laurence Olivier, Michael Darlow, Hugh Raggett

     
 

This historical release offers an extensive look at the second World War, including multitudes of rare newsreel, propaganda, and even home-movie footage from the period, drawing on the public and private collections of 18 different nations, in order to give the most well rounded view of the epic period.  See more details below

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This historical release offers an extensive look at the second World War, including multitudes of rare newsreel, propaganda, and even home-movie footage from the period, drawing on the public and private collections of 18 different nations, in order to give the most well rounded view of the epic period.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - R.J. Wafer
Sir Jeremy Isaacs' 1973 documentary The World at War remains the definitive World War II masterpiece, an in-depth look at the 20th century's defining conflict in 26 hour-long episodes. The series' scale is almost as grand as the war itself, and the narration provided by Laurence Olivier serves as the perfect background to a period of history that requires no overdramatization. The series gives time to various segments of the war, offering multiple perspectives and utilizing aerial footage shot by both sides as well as eyewitness combat footage. Among the participants interviewed are Adolph Hitler's secretary, Traudl Junge; the leader of the Pearl Harbor attack, Mitsuo Fuchida; U.S. State Department official Alger Hiss; and many more. It's all here: Hitler's rise to power in Germany in the '30s, his first big victory in Poland, the atrocities of the Holocaust, the Normandy invasion, the war in the Pacific, the Manhattan Project, and the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The World at War makes for the perfect visual reference to the war that shaped the second half of the century, and while the collection is never less than thorough, one is left with the feeling of wanting to know even more.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/16/2010
UPC:
0733961231595
Rating:
NR
Source:
A&E Home Video
Presentation:
[B&W]
Sound:
[stereo]
Time:
36:00:00
Sales rank:
30,414

Special Features

Documentaries: The Making of the Series, Secretary to Hitler, The Two Deaths of Adolf Hitler, Warrior, Hitler's Germany: The People's Community 1933-1939, Hitler's Germany: Total War 1939-1945, The Final Solution: Parts 1 and 2, and From War To Peace; Making the Series-A 30th Anniversary Feature-Length Retrospective; Restoring The World At War- a brand-new feature detailing the meticulous restoration process; The Making Of The World At War; Biographies; Gallery Of Photos from the Imperial War Museum Collection; Historical Footage; Famous Songs, Speeches, Quotes and Maps

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