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The world at war : the definitive history of the second world war

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Call NumberVideos W
Dates[2001]; ©2001
Statement of ResponsibilityThames Televison ; Series Producer, Jeremy Isaacs.
Creators & ContributorsIsaacs, Jeremy (producer)
Thompson, Lawrence (contributor)
Elstein, David (producer)
Frankland, Noble (contributor)
Olivier, Laurence (narrator)
Porter, Eric (narrator)
Davis, Carl (composer)
Junge, Gertraud (interviewee)
Fuchida, Mitsuo (interviewee)
Hiss, Alger (interviewee)
Thames Television, ltd. (contributor)
Pearson Television International (contributor)
HBO Home Entertainment (Firm) (contributor)
Summary"The World at War draws on an extraordinarily wide collection of newsreel, propaganda and home movie footage—including rare footage of Adolf Hitler taken by his mistress Eva Braun—gathered from both the victor nations and the conquered. The World at War also includes interviews with journalists, housewives, soldiers and historians, Polish, Dutch, Italian and Hungarian Jewish camp survivors, survivors of Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima, and the fire-bombing of Dresden." —Container
ContentsVolume one (412 min.)
  • The making of The World at War
  • A new Germany, 1933–39
  • Distant war, Sept. 1939–May 1940
  • France falls, May–June 1940
  • Alone, May 1940–1941
  • Barbarossa, June–Dec. 1941
  • Banzai!Japan, 1931–1942
  • On our wayU.S.A., 1939–1942
  • Special features
Volume two (416 min.)
  • The DesertNorth Africa, 1940–1943
  • Stalingrad, June 1942–Feb. 1943
  • Wolf packU-boats in the Atlantic, 1939–1944
  • Red starThe Soviet Union, 1941–1943
  • WhirlwindBombing Germany, Sept. 1939–1944
  • Tough old gutItaly, Nov. 1942–June 1944
  • It's a lovely day tomorrowBurma 1942–1944
  • Home firesBritain 1940–1944
  • Special features
Volume three (417 min.)
  • Inside the ReichGermany, 1940–1944
  • Morning, June–Aug. 1944
  • OccupationHolland, 1940–1944
  • Pincers, Aug. 1944–Mar. 1945
  • Genocide, 1941–1945
  • NemesisGermany, Feb.–May 1945
  • Japan, 1941–1945
  • Pacific, Feb. 1942–Jul. 1945
  • Special features
Volume four (260 min.)
  • The bomb, Feb.–Sep. 1945
  • Reckoning, 1945 and after
  • Remember
  • Secretary to Hitler
  • From war to peace (A.K.A. who won World War II)
  • Warrior
  • Special features
Volume five (416 min.)
  • The Third Reich: Hitler's Germany
  • The two deaths of Adolph Hitler
  • The final solution
Physical Description 5 videodiscs (approximately 32 hr.) : sound, color with black & white footage ; 4 3/4 in.
Carrier Typevideodisc (DVD)
LanguageEnglish
Publisher[London] : Thames Television ; Pearson Television
Distributor[New York] : Home Box Office
Notes
  • Originally broadcast as a television special in 1974
  • Special features: The making of The World at War; documentary "Secretary of Hitler"; documentary "The Two Deaths of Adolf Hitler"; documentary "Warrior"; documentary "Hitler's Germany: 1932–1939"; documentary "Hitler's Germany: 1939–1945"
  • Series Producer, Jeremy Isaacs ; Writers, Lawrence Thompson [and others] ; Producers, David Elstein [and others] ; Chief historical adviser, Noble Frankland ; interviews with: Traudl Junge, Mitsuo Fuchida, Alger Hiss
  • Digital dolby surround 5.1
AudienceCertification: TV-PG