"An extraordinary collection of newsreel, propaganda, and home-movie footage drawn from the archives of 18 nations, including color close-ups of Adolf Hitler taken by his mistress, that present an unvarnished perspective of the war's pivotal events. Penetrating interviews with eyewitness participants - from Hitler's secretary to Alger Hiss to ordinary citizens who stood outside the battle lines - and spine-tingling, first-hand accounts to an already unforgettable experience."--Container.
Originally broadcast in 1973; bonus documentaries produced in 1974, 1975, 1976, and 2004.
Bonus documentaries have note: "The world at war : a special presentation."
Special features: disc 1: The making of the series; disc 11: The history of 'The world at war'; biographies; gallery of photos from the Imperial War Museum collection. Discs 8-11 contain bonus documentaries, compiled from interviews and archive materials gathered for the series World at war.
DVD, NTSC; region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital stereo.
v. 1. (205 min.) New Germany 1933-39 / directed by Hugh Ragget; written by Neal Ascherson; Distant war: September 1939-May 1940 / produced and directed by David Elstein; written by Laurence Thompson; France falls: May-June 1940 / written & produced by Peter Batty; The world at war: the making of the series / Thames Television ; director, Peter Tiffin (ca. 48 min. ; 1989) -- v. 2. (210 min.) Alone: May 1940-May 1941 / produced & directed by David Elstein; Barbarossa: June-December 1941 / Banzai!: Japan 1931-1942 / On our way: U.S.A. 1939-1942 / written & produced by Peter Batty -- v. 3. (210 min.) Desert: North Africa 1940-1943 / Stalingrad: June 1942-February 1943 / directed by Hugh Raggett; written by Jerome Kuehl; Wolf pack: U-boats in the Atlantic 1939-1944 / produced & directed by Ted Childs; written by J.P.W. Mallalieu; Red star: the Soviet Union 1941-1943 / produced & directed by Martin Smith; written by Neal Ascherson -- v. 4. (209 min.) Whirlwind: bombing Germany September 1939-April 1944 / written by Charles Douglas Home; Tough old gut: Italy November 1942-June 1944 / produced by Ben Shephard; written by David Wheeler; It's a lovely day tomorrow: Burma 1942-1944 / produced & directed by John Pett; written by John Williams Home fires: Britain 1940-1944 / produced by Phillip Whitehead; written by Angus Calder-- v. 5. (210 min.) Inside the Reich: Germany 1940-44 / Morning: June-August 1944 / written by John Williams; Occupation: Holland 1940-1944 / produced & directed by Michael Darlow; written by Charles Bloomberg ; Pincers: August 1944-March 1945 / v. 6. (206 min.) Genocide: 1941-1945 / written by Charles Bloomberg; Nemesis: Germany February-May 1945 / written by Stuart Hood; Japan: 1941-45 / written by Courtney Browne; Pacific: February 1942-July 1945 / written by David Wheeler-- v. 7. (154 min.) Bomb: February-September 1945 / written & produced by David Elstein; Reckoning: 1945 ... and after / written & produced by Jerome Kuehl; Remember / written & produced by Jeremy Issacs -- v. 8. (199 min.) Bonus documentaries: Hitler's Germany: the people's community 1933-1939 / written by Jerome Kuehl ; produced by Raye Farr (ca. 74 min.; 1976); Hitler's Germany: total war 1939-1945 / (ca. 76 min.; 1976); y The two deaths of Adolf Hitler / produced & directed by Martin Smith (ca. 46 min.; 1975) -- v. 9. (96 min.) Secretary to Hitler / Traudl Junge speaks to Michael Darlow, producer, Susan McConachy (ca. 23 min. ; 1974); Warrior / produced by Alan Afriat; (ca. 49 min. ; 1975); From war to peace / produced by Jerome Kuehl (ca. 23 min. ; 1975?) -- v. 10. (185 min.) Final solution, pt. 1 / written & directed by Michael Darlow (ca. 95 min. ; 1975) Final solution, pt. 2 / (ca. 89 min. ; 1975) -- v. 11. (184 min.) Making the series (a 30th anniversary retrospective) (ca. 123 min. ; 2004?); Experiences of war (ca. 58 min. ; 2004?); special features
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