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Author: Laurence OlivierLaurence ThompsonBen ShepherdJeremy IsaacsThames Television, ltd.All authors
Publisher: New York, NY : HBO Video, ©1981.
Series: World at war, v. 13.; Special collector's series.; Thames video collection.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Winston Churchill describes Italy to Stalin as "the soft underbelly of the crocodile". It is his arguments that persuade the American to join the Allies--reluctantly on the road to home. In November 1942, 11 months after Pearl Harbor, they meet the Wehrmacht for the first time. And in Tunisia they suffer what is to be their worst defeat of the war at the hands of the better equipped, more experienced Afrika Korps.
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Named Person: Winston Churchill
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Laurence Olivier; Laurence Thompson; Ben Shepherd; Jeremy Isaacs; Thames Television, ltd.; Imperial War Museum (Great Britain); HBO Video (Firm)
ISBN: 1558031847 9781558031845
OCLC Number: 39621469
Notes: Not rated.
Broadcast in the U.S. on PBS during the 1973-1974 season.
Credits: Camera, Peter Lang, Ray Sieman ; film editor, Jeff Harvey ; film research, Ray Farr, Michael Fox, John Rowe ; graphics, Lester Halhed ; series producer, Jeremy Isaacs ; narrator, Laurence Olivier ; music, Carl Davis.
Description: 1 videocassette (52 min.) : sd., b&w ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Series Title: World at war, v. 13.; Special collector's series.; Thames video collection.
Responsibility: Thames Television ; in cooperation with the Imperial War Museum ; written by Laurence Thompson ; produced and directed by David Elstein.

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Winston Churchill describes Italy to Stalin as "the soft underbelly of the crocodile". It is his arguments that persuade the American to join the Allies--reluctantly on the road to home. In November 1942, 11 months after Pearl Harbor, they meet the Wehrmacht for the first time. And in Tunisia they suffer what is to be their worst defeat of the war at the hands of the better equipped, more experienced Afrika Korps.

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