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WWII: The Essential Collection
     

WWII: The Essential Collection

Director: Jeremy Isaacs, Leonard Graves, Laurence Olivier, Eric Porter

Cast: Jeremy Isaacs, Leonard Graves, Laurence Olivier, Eric Porter

 
This box set brings into a single package several of the most influential and historically vital World War II-themed documentaries ever created. Included are: The World at War (1971), a 22-hour miniseries narrated by Sir Laurence Olivier that approaches the war from virtually every angle, including politics, skirmishes, occupations and crimes against humanity;

Overview

This box set brings into a single package several of the most influential and historically vital World War II-themed documentaries ever created. Included are: The World at War (1971), a 22-hour miniseries narrated by Sir Laurence Olivier that approaches the war from virtually every angle, including politics, skirmishes, occupations and crimes against humanity; Victory at Sea (1952), a miniseries hosted by Peter Graves that hones in on the naval fronts of World War II, with subtopics including Okinawa, Iwo Jima, and German u-boat attacks; and The Century of Warfare (1994), a sweeping chronicle of virtually every national armed conflict during the 20th Century, that puts the Second World War into a historical framework.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/16/2010
UPC:
0733961231571
Rating:
NR
Source:
A&E Home Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[B&W]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
56:37:00

Special Features

The world at war documentaries; Making the series - a 30th anniversary feature-length retrospective; Experiences of war - unseen interviews form the film archives of Imperial War Museum; The making of the world at war; Biographies; Gallery of photos form the Imperial War Museum Collection; Victory at Sea episode introductions with Peter Graves

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- WWII: The Essential Collection
   1. Introduction (00:01:03)
   2. Wars Around the World (00:04:18)
   3. European Conflicts (00:06:03)
   4. World Wars (00:08:35)
   5. Civil Wars (00:06:11)
   6. Mechanized Warfare (00:14:31)
   7. Air Power (00:08:00)
   8. Awesome Weapons (00:03:13)
   1. Introduction (00:01:03)
   2. Death of a Queen (00:04:09)
   3. The Boers (00:07:36)
   4. Russia's Defeat (00:04:51)
   5. Trouble in the Balkans (00:08:31)
   6. Germany's March (00:13:45)
   7. Russia Attacks (00:08:22)
   8. Clashes With the Germans (00:03:35)
   1. Introduction (00:01:03)
   2. Race to the Sea (00:04:26)
   3. Trench Warfare (00:07:09)
   4. Casualties Mount (00:06:35)
   5. No Man's Land (00:06:56)
   6. New Commands (00:08:22)
   7. Muddy Battles (00:07:34)
   8. Germany's Thrust (00:09:48)
   1. Introduction (00:01:03)
   2. The Eastern Front (00:05:24)
   3. Germany's Superiority (00:05:14)
   4. Theaters of War (00:06:44)
   5. Germans Enter Warsaw (00:07:45)
   6. Austrian Collapse (00:13:14)
   7. Anarchy in Russia (00:06:51)
   8. Russia's Retreat (00:05:38)
Disc #2 -- WWII: The Essential Collection
   1. Introduction (00:01:03)
   2. Ships of the Fleet (00:05:24)
   3. Outbreak of War (00:05:14)
   4. A New Tactic (00:06:44)
   5. The Battle of Jutland (00:07:45)
   6. The Submarine (00:13:14)
   7. An Unrestricted Campaign (00:06:51)
   8. Battling the U-Boat (00:05:38)
   1. Introduction (00:01:03)
   2. Early Air Warfare (00:05:24)
   3. Air Superiority (00:05:14)
   4. The Main Objectives (00:06:44)
   5. Planes at Sea (00:07:45)
   6. Anti-Submarine Planes (00:13:14)
   7. The Aircraft Carrier (00:06:51)
   8. Air Raids (00:05:38)
   1. Introduction (00:01:03)
   2. American Contribution (00:05:24)
   3. Ill-Prepared American Troops (00:05:14)
   4. Turning Point (00:06:44)
   5. American Enthusiasm (00:07:45)
   6. Germany Surrenders (00:13:14)
   7. Allies' Instabilities (00:06:51)
   8. Paris Peace Conference (00:05:38)
   1. Introduction (00:01:03)
   2. Russia (00:05:24)
   3. Germany (00:05:14)
   4. Italy and Japan (00:06:44)
   5. Britain and France (00:07:45)
   6. Road to Disarmament (00:13:14)
   7. Weapons Development (00:06:51)
   8. The Raf (00:05:38)
Disc #3 -- WWII: The Essential Collection
   1. Introduction (00:01:03)
   2. Mussolini's Rise (00:05:24)
   3. Upheaval in Spain (00:05:14)
   4. Spain's Civil War Ends (00:06:44)
   5. Conflict in the Far East (00:07:45)
   6. Hitler (00:13:14)
   7. Germany Gains Territories (00:06:51)
   8. Europe is Engulfed in War (00:05:38)
   1. Introduction (00:01:03)
   2. German Invasion (00:05:24)
   3. Poland Hangs On (00:05:14)
   4. Battle at Sea (00:06:44)
   5. Norway is Invaded (00:07:45)
   6. Allied Weaknesses (00:13:14)
   7. Germany's Tank Attack (00:06:51)
   8. France Surrenders (00:05:38)
   1. Introduction (00:01:03)
   2. Britain Prepares (00:05:24)
   3. Battle of Britain (00:05:14)
   4. Air Battles (00:06:44)
   5. Britain's Hardships (00:07:45)
   6. U.S. Prepares (00:13:14)
   7. Atlantic Charter (00:06:51)
   8. The British Strike Back (00:05:38)
   1. Introduction (00:01:03)
   2. Italy Attacks (00:05:24)
   3. Britain Pushes Back (00:05:14)
   4. Loss of Crete (00:06:44)
   5. Rommel Vs. Montgomery (00:07:45)
   6. Allied Advances (00:13:14)
   7. Allies Storm Italy (00:06:51)
   8. Moving to Northern Italy (00:05:38)
Disc #4 -- WWII: The Essential Collection
   1. Introduction (00:01:03)
   2. Eastern Front (00:05:24)
   3. Germany Invades Russia (00:05:14)
   4. Hitler's Personal Control (00:06:44)
   5. Harsh German Rule (00:07:45)
   6. Russian Resilience (00:13:14)
   7. Battle of Stalingrad (00:06:51)
   8. Russian Offensives (00:05:38)
   1. Introduction (00:01:03)
   2. Attack on Eastern Front (00:05:24)
   3. Liberation of Leningrad (00:05:14)
   4. Army Group Center (00:06:44)
   5. Romania and Poland (00:07:45)
   6. Western and Russian Resistance (00:13:14)
   7. War Atrocities (00:06:51)
   8. Hungarian Oil Fields (00:05:38)
   1. Introduction (00:01:03)
   2. Attacking Fortress Europe (00:05:24)
   3. North Africa and Italy (00:05:14)
   4. Preparing For Invasion (00:06:44)
   5. Setting a Date (00:07:45)
   6. D-Day (00:13:14)
   7. Liberating France (00:06:51)
   8. German Counter-Offensive (00:05:38)
   1. Introduction (00:01:03)
   2. Miracle Weapons (00:05:24)
   3. Crossing the Rhine (00:05:14)
   4. Bitter Battles (00:06:44)
   5. Dramatic Events (00:07:45)
   6. Battle For Berlin (00:13:14)
   7. Unconditional Surrender (00:06:51)
   8. Post War Europe (00:05:38)
Disc #5 -- WWII: The Essential Collection
   1. Introduction (00:01:03)
   2. Path to War (00:05:24)
   3. Surprise Attack (00:05:14)
   4. Japanese Advancement (00:06:44)
   5. The Philippines (00:07:45)
   6. Coral Sea and Midway (00:13:14)
   7. New Guinea and Madagascar (00:06:51)
   8. Operation Shoestring (00:05:38)
   1. Introduction (00:01:03)
   2. Isolating Rabaul (00:05:24)
   3. The Marianas (00:05:14)
   4. The Philippines (00:06:44)
   5. Iwo Jima (00:07:45)
   6. Jungle Warfare (00:13:14)
   7. Burma (00:06:51)
   8. Okinawa and Japan (00:05:38)
   1. Introduction (00:01:03)
   2. German Surface Threat (00:05:24)
   3. The Mediterranean (00:05:14)
   4. The Pacific (00:06:44)
   5. Amphibious Operations (00:07:45)
   6. The Convoy System (00:13:14)
   7. The U-Boat (00:06:51)
   8. Submarines (00:05:38)
   1. Introduction (00:01:03)
   2. Battle of Britain (00:05:24)
   3. Planes of WWII (00:05:14)
   4. Different Uses (00:06:44)
   5. Anti-Ship Tactics (00:07:45)
   6. Bombers (00:13:14)
   7. Bombing Raids in Europe (00:06:51)
   8. East Asia and Pacific (00:05:38)
Disc #6 -- WWII: The Essential Collection
   1. Introduction (00:01:03)
   2. Birth of the United Nations (00:05:24)
   3. War Crimes (00:05:14)
   4. The Spread of Communism (00:06:44)
   5. The Formation of Nato (00:07:45)
   6. A Divided Europe (00:13:14)
   7. The Arms Race (00:06:51)
   8. A New Era (00:05:38)
   1. Introduction (00:01:03)
   2. Japan Invades China (00:05:24)
   3. Communists Gain Control in China (00:05:14)
   4. France V. Viet Minh (00:06:44)
   5. North Korea Invades South Korea (00:07:45)
   6. U.N. Forces Respond (00:13:14)
   7. A Difficult Peace (00:06:51)
   8. Cultural Revolution (00:05:38)
   1. Introduction (00:01:03)
   2. India and Malaysia (00:05:24)
   3. INdochina, East Indies and Africa (00:05:14)
   4. Algiers (00:06:44)
   5. India - Pakistan Wars (00:07:45)
   6. Cyprus and Falkland Islands (00:13:14)
   7. Grenada and Central America (00:06:51)
   8. Civil Wars (00:05:38)
Disc #7 -- WWII: The Essential Collection
   1. Introduction (00:01:03)
   2. Diem's Unpoularity Grows (00:05:24)
   3. U.S. Involvement Escalates (00:05:14)
   4. The Air Campaign (00:06:44)
   5. The Tet Offensive (00:07:45)
   6. Peace With Honor Platform (00:13:14)
   7. Gradual U.S. Troop Withdrawal (00:06:51)
   8. Post War Conflicts (00:05:38)
   1. Introduction (00:01:03)
   2. Strategic Importance (00:05:24)
   3. Terrorist Activities (00:05:14)
   4. Worsening Relations (00:06:44)
   5. The Six Day War (00:07:45)
   6. A New Form of Terrorism (00:13:14)
   7. Continued Hostilities (00:06:51)
   8. The Iran-Iraq War (00:05:38)
   1. Introduction (00:01:03)
   2. Iraq Invades Kuwait (00:05:24)
   3. Resolution 678 (00:05:14)
   4. The Air Offensive (00:06:44)
   5. The Ground Offensive (00:07:45)
   6. Terrorist War (00:13:14)
   7. Nationalism and Ethnic Identity (00:06:51)
   8. Conclusion (00:05:38)
Disc #8 -- WWII: The Essential Collection
   1. Introduction (00:02:45)
   2. War Plan (00:05:12)
   3. Dodging the Enemy (00:06:09)
   4. War in the Sky (00:07:40)
   5. U-Boats on the Attack (00:06:26)
   1. Introduction (00:06:26)
   2. Sights on Pearl Harbor (00:03:47)
   3. The Assault Begins (00:11:02)
   4. The Aftermath (00:03:33)
   5. Salvaging the Remains (00:02:21)
   6. Chapter 6 (00:00:10)
   1. Introduction (00:06:10)
   2. In Search of the Enemy (00:03:45)
   3. The Supply Line (00:09:36)
   4. The Hunt is On (00:05:57)
   5. End of the Road (00:01:59)
   1. Introduction (00:05:18)
   2. The East Falls (00:05:41)
   3. The Build-Up Begins (00:00:36)
   4. America Fights Back (00:05:53)
   5. A Fierce Defense (00:05:29)
   1. Introduction (00:05:26)
   2. The Rock of Gilbraltar (00:05:08)
   3. Everyday Life (00:05:38)
   4. Unbreakable Defiance (00:08:44)
   5. Life Goes On (00:02:08)
   1. Introduction (00:05:36)
   2. Lifeline to the Pacific (00:04:01)
   3. The Taking of Guadalcanal (00:04:01)
   4. The Japanese Retaliate (00:06:31)
   5. American Rallies (00:07:10)
   1. Introduction (00:06:12)
   2. The Harbor of Rabaul (00:02:47)
   3. Munda (00:04:38)
   4. Foot Soldiers (00:06:04)
   5. The Ring is Closing (00:07:13)
Disc #9 -- WWII: The Essential Collection
   1. Introduction (00:02:45)
   2. England Defends Greece (00:05:12)
   3. The Axis Expands (00:06:09)
   4. The Italian Navy Attacks (00:07:40)
   5. The Allies Answer (00:06:26)
   1. Introduction (00:02:45)
   2. East Across the Atlantic (00:05:12)
   3. Fighting the French (00:06:09)
   4. Oran and Algiers (00:07:40)
   5. Drive to Rommel (00:06:26)
   1. Introduction (00:02:45)
   2. Bullies of the Atlantic (00:05:12)
   3. Fascism in the South (00:06:09)
   4. Policing the Waters (00:07:40)
   5. Allies in the South (00:06:26)
   1. Introduction (00:02:45)
   2. Target (00:05:12)
   3. The German Ambush (00:06:09)
   4. The Frigid Waters (00:07:40)
   5. The Frozen Battlefield (00:06:26)
   1. Introduction (00:02:45)
   2. The Pacific Fleet (00:05:12)
   3. The Battle is On (00:06:09)
   4. Attack From the Sky (00:07:40)
   5. Island Hopping (00:06:26)
   1. Introduction (00:02:45)
   2. A New Threat (00:05:12)
   3. An Amphibious War (00:06:09)
   4. The Japanese Resist (00:07:40)
   5. Securing New Guinea (00:06:26)
Disc #10 -- WWII: The Essential Collection
   1. Introduction (00:02:45)
   2. Sicily Falls (00:05:12)
   3. The Italian Mainland (00:06:09)
   4. First Napoli, The Anzio (00:07:40)
   5. The March to Rome (00:06:26)
   1. Introduction (00:02:45)
   2. Southward to Destiny (00:05:12)
   3. The Invasion Force (00:06:09)
   4. The Troops Land Ashore (00:07:40)
   5. The Invasion Begins (00:06:26)
   1. Introduction (00:02:45)
   2. The Black Pit (00:05:12)
   3. The Navy Gears Up (00:06:09)
   4. The Ships Disembark (00:07:40)
   5. Taken Alive (00:06:26)
   1. Introduction (00:02:45)
   2. Attack on Guam (00:05:12)
   3. Target: The Marianas (00:06:09)
   4. American Liberation (00:07:40)
   5. U.S. Bases in the Marianas (00:06:26)
   1. Introduction (00:02:45)
   2. The Battle Rages On (00:05:12)
   3. Island Hopping (00:06:09)
   4. The Sick and Wounded (00:07:40)
   5. Mopping Up (00:06:26)
   1. Introduction (00:02:45)
   2. Search and Strike (00:05:12)
   3. The Trap is Set (00:06:09)
   4. The Battle Off Samar (00:07:40)
   5. Last-Ditch Effort (00:06:26)
   1. Introduction (00:02:45)
   2. Retaking the Philippines (00:05:12)
   3. Allied Air Strikes (00:06:09)
   4. The Allies Land Ashore (00:07:40)
   5. Manila is Liberated (00:06:26)
Disc #11 -- WWII: The Essential Collection
   1. Introduction (00:02:45)
   2. The Submariners (00:05:12)
   3. Arrival at Pearl Harbor (00:06:09)
   4. Japan's Merchant Ships (00:07:40)
   5. When Subs Attack (00:06:26)
   1. Introduction (00:02:45)
   2. Retreat From Russia (00:05:12)
   3. France is Liberated (00:06:09)
   4. Invasion of Germany (00:07:40)
   5. The End of the Third Reich (00:06:26)
   1. Introduction (00:02:45)
   2. Behind the Front Line (00:05:12)
   3. Rough Seas (00:06:09)
   4. En Route to Battle (00:07:40)
   5. The Landing (00:06:26)
   1. Introduction (00:02:45)
   2. The Road South (00:05:12)
   3. Scorched Earth (00:06:09)
   4. The Ledo Road (00:07:40)
   5. The Burma Road (00:06:26)
   1. Introduction (00:02:45)
   2. Okinawa (00:05:12)
   3. Kamikaze (00:06:09)
   4. Heavy Casualties (00:07:40)
   5. The Aftermath (00:06:26)
   1. Introduction (00:02:45)
   2. Japan Surrenders (00:05:12)
   3. Occupation (00:06:09)
   4. Welcome Home (00:07:40)
   5. Hugs, Kisses, and Parades (00:06:26)
Disc #12 -- WWII: The Essential Collection
   1. Target: Hiroshima (00:09:44)
   2. Two Atomic Bombs (00:11:26)
   3. Moves Toward Peace (00:08:44)
   4. A Final Ultimatum (00:09:07)
   5. Truman's Decision (00:11:59)
   6. Credits (00:01:11)
   1. Counting the Costs (00:09:38)
   2. Rebuilding Germany (00:10:36)
   3. Nuremberg Trials (00:09:28)
   4. Allied Occupation (00:09:35)
   5. Post-War Impressions (00:10:46)
   6. Credits (00:01:12)
   1. Remember the Dead (00:09:48)
   2. Fear and Fun (00:09:28)
   3. Scarred Survivors (00:10:28)
   4. Collective Guilt (00:09:01)
   5. Generation Gap (00:09:33)
   6. Credits (00:01:26)
Disc #13 -- WWII: The Essential Collection
   1. Post-War Depression (00:09:44)
   2. Propaganda and Terror (00:11:26)
   3. The Jewish Boycott (00:08:44)
   4. Relief and Hope (00:09:07)
   5. Another Step Forward (00:11:59)
   6. Strength Through Joy (00:01:11)
   1. An Uninformed Public (00:09:44)
   2. A Web of Fear (00:11:26)
   3. Victory Beyond Belief (00:08:44)
   4. Hitler Turns East (00:09:07)
   5. Civilian Targets (00:11:59)
   6. The Reich Under Siege (00:01:11)
   1. Closing Days of the Third Reich (00:09:44)
   2. The Last Hours of Hitler (00:11:26)
   3. The Remaining Evidence (00:08:44)
   4. Genuine Clues (00:09:07)
   5. A Crucial Conclusion (00:11:59)
Disc #14 -- WWII: The Essential Collection
   1. Grave References (00:00:07)
   2. The Point of Defeat (00:00:14)
   3. Inside the Bunker (00:00:16)
   4. Credits (00:00:05)
   1. Chain of Command (00:05:09)
   2. The Sounds of a Soldier (00:08:22)
   3. Loss of Humanity (00:08:43)
   4. The Cost of War (00:00:57)
   5. Credits (00:00:00)
   1. East Meets West (00:10:24)
   2. A Divided Country (00:08:16)
   3. Global Outcome (00:11:03)
   4. Credits (00:09:50)
Disc #15 -- WWII: The Essential Collection
   1. A Sense of Duty (00:03:06)
   2. Defeated and Bitter (00:12:51)
   3. A New Government (00:13:35)
   4. Renew and Improve (00:08:39)
   5. Total Obedience (00:09:27)
   6. "Reasonable" Anti-Semitism (00:06:39)
   7. War Against Poland (00:07:37)
   8. Re-Germanization (00:09:25)
   9. The Ghettos (00:07:14)
   10. Sub-Human Enemies (00:07:07)
   11. Murder Squads (00:08:59)
   12. Credits (00:00:58)
   1. A Demonstration (00:10:25)
   2. The Jewish Problem (00:09:17)
   3. Surviving the Journey (00:06:25)
   4. The Railway Men (00:09:30)
   5. The Next Step (00:09:04)
   6. Reduced to a Number (00:09:31)
   7. Where is the Whole World! (00:11:44)
   8. The Resettlement Story (00:02:51)
   9. Jewish Resistance (00:08:37)
   10. A Moment of Life (00:02:58)
   11. Liberation (00:08:27)
   12. Credits (00:00:58)
Disc #16 -- WWII: The Essential Collection
   1. A First For the Medium (00:11:36)
   2. High Expectations (00:07:52)
   3. Faces of the Battlefield (00:12:53)
   4. The Music of the Series (00:11:36)
   5. Narrative Contributions (00:05:02)
   6. A World Abound With Film (00:16:23)
   7. Personal Experiences (00:10:50)
   8. The Big Interview (00:14:45)
   9. The Final Solution (00:08:11)
   10. Moral Choices (00:02:07)
   11. The Changing Nature of War (00:11:40)
   12. Credits (00:09:34)
   1. The Battle For the Atlantic (00:11:55)
   2. A Gentleman's War (00:03:56)
   3. British Pows (00:10:18)
   4. D-Day Landing (00:05:09)
   5. Bomber Escore Tactics (00:09:57)
   6. A Draftee in Okinawa (00:08:32)
   7. The Stress of War (00:05:21)
   8. Respected Man (00:03:17)
Disc #17 -- WWII: The Essential Collection
   1. The Retreat at Dunkirk (00:09:41)
   2. For King and Country (00:09:35)
   3. Battle Over Britain (00:11:51)
   4. The Bombing of London (00:09:35)
   5. North African Operations (00:09:34)
   6. Creidts (00:01:11)
   1. Camouflaged Intentions (00:09:53)
   2. Bitter Rivalries (00:10:01)
   3. The Russian Frontier (00:10:37)
   4. Moscow Under Siege (00:09:46)
   5. No More Victories (00:10:48)
   6. Credits (00:01:12)
   1. Aggressive Actions (00:09:42)
   2. Ultra Nationalism in Japan (00:10:38)
   3. Politics of War (00:07:43)
   4. The Attack of Peal Harbor (00:11:56)
   5. Conflicts in Southeast Asia (00:10:37)
   6. Credits (00:01:12)
   1. An Isolated Nation (00:09:58)
   2. Arsenal of Democracy (00:09:39)
   3. The Enemy Within (00:11:48)
   4. Early Pacific Conflicts (00:07:54)
   5. The Turning Point in the Pacific (00:11:58)
   6. Credits (00:01:12)
Disc #18 -- WWII: The Essential Collection
   1. Dreams of an Italian Empire (00:09:41)
   2. The Desert Fox (00:09:35)
   3. Tug of War (00:11:51)
   4. Supply Line Importance (00:09:35)
   5. Montgomery's Command (00:09:34)
   6. Creidts (00:01:11)
   1. Into Southern Russia (00:09:41)
   2. Not One Step Back (00:09:35)
   3. Precarious Position (00:11:51)
   4. Germans in the Pocket (00:09:35)
   5. Never Surrender (00:09:34)
   6. Creidts (00:01:11)
   1. Coastal Pirates (00:09:41)
   2. Inside Information (00:09:35)
   3. The Atlantic Lifeline (00:11:51)
   4. Iron Coffins (00:09:35)
   5. Final Days of the U-Boat (00:09:34)
   6. Creidts (00:01:11)
   1. Scorched Earth (00:09:41)
   2. The Siege of Leningrad (00:09:35)
   3. A Season of Bitter Endurance (00:11:51)
   4. An Inspired Confidence (00:09:35)
   5. Russian Counterattack (00:09:34)
   6. Creidts (00:01:11)
Disc #19 -- WWII: The Essential Collection
   1. Strategic Bombing (00:09:41)
   2. Radar Improvements (00:09:35)
   3. Close Formation Flying (00:11:51)
   4. Escalated Efforts (00:09:35)
   5. Deep in Enemy Territory (00:09:34)
   6. Credits (00:01:11)
   1. Operation Torch (00:09:41)
   2. Invasion of Mainland Italy (00:09:35)
   3. Change of Attitudes (00:11:51)
   4. The Anzio Abscess (00:09:35)
   5. Destination: Rome (00:09:34)
   6. Credits (00:01:11)
   1. A Territorial Shield (00:09:41)
   2. Burmese Expedition (00:09:35)
   3. On Equal Ground (00:11:51)
   4. Prisoners of War (00:09:35)
   5. Pitched Battle (00:09:34)
   6. Credits (00:01:11)
   1. Civilian Services (00:09:41)
   2. An Island Fortress (00:09:35)
   3. Political Rivalries (00:11:51)
   4. A War Economy (00:09:35)
   5. Forward to the Front (00:09:34)
   6. Creidts (00:01:11)
Disc #20 -- WWII: The Essential Collection
   1. A Triumphant Return Home (00:09:41)
   2. An Eastern Enemy (00:09:35)
   3. Total War Declared (00:11:51)
   4. Race and Empire (00:09:35)
   5. Political Resistance (00:09:34)
   6. Creidts (00:01:11)
   1. The Dawn of a New Day (00:09:41)
   2. Preparations For an Invasion (00:09:35)
   3. Naval Bombardment (00:11:51)
   4. Amphibious Assault (00:09:35)
   5. Liberation at a Grievous Price (00:09:34)
   6. Creidts (00:01:11)
   1. Holland Surrenders (00:09:41)
   2. A Subjugated People (00:09:35)
   3. Appesing the Rulers (00:11:51)
   4. The Solution in Holland (00:09:35)
   5. Resistance to the Occupation (00:09:34)
   6. Creidts (00:01:11)
   1. The Champagne Campaign (00:09:41)
   2. The Failure to Arnhem (00:09:35)
   3. A Forgotten Poland (00:11:51)
   4. Desperation in the Ardennes (00:09:35)
   5. Push Towards the Rhine (00:09:34)
   6. Creidts (00:01:11)
Disc #21 -- WWII: The Essential Collection
   1. The Elite Guard (00:09:41)
   2. Bottom of the Heap (00:09:35)
   3. The Final Solution (00:11:51)
   4. New Arrivals (00:09:35)
   5. Hell on Earth (00:09:34)
   6. Creidts (00:01:11)
   1. Total War (00:09:41)
   2. The Fall of Berlin (00:09:35)
   3. Surrender (00:11:51)
   4. Inside the Bunker (00:09:35)
   5. German Losses Unknown (00:09:34)
   6. Creidts (00:01:11)
   1. Subdued Doubt (00:09:41)
   2. Patriotic Virtues (00:09:35)
   3. The War Comes Home (00:11:51)
   4. Fight For Survival (00:09:35)
   5. Mainland Bombing (00:09:34)
   6. Creidts (00:01:11)
   1. Island by Island (00:09:41)
   2. The Marianas (00:09:35)
   3. The Philippines (00:11:51)
   4. Iwo Jima (00:09:35)
   5. Okinawa (00:09:34)
   6. Credits (00:01:11)
Disc #22 -- WWII: The Essential Collection
   1. National Socialism Gains Power (00:09:41)
   2. Restoring Hope For a Future (00:09:35)
   3. Economic and Social Recovery (00:11:51)
   4. Peace Time Militarization (00:09:35)
   5. European Tensions Increase (00:09:34)
   6. Credits (00:01:11)
   1. A State of War Declared (00:09:41)
   2. The Defense of Britain (00:09:35)
   3. English Morale Bolstered (00:11:51)
   4. Norway and Finland Invaded (00:09:35)
   5. Political Change in England (00:09:34)
   6. Credits (00:01:11)
   1. Tactics of an Older War (00:09:41)
   2. Actions and Consequences (00:09:35)
   3. The Invasion of France (00:11:51)
   4. A Defeated Homeland (00:09:35)
   5. Negotitaions For Peace (00:09:34)
   6. Credits (00:01:11)
   1. Cast in a New Light (00:09:41)
   2. Genuine Material Only (00:09:35)
   3. Newsreels of a Nation (00:11:51)
   4. Eyewitness Interviews (00:09:35)
   5. Television Narrative (00:09:34)
   6. Credits (00:01:11)

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