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Author: Jeremy IsaacsLaurence OlivierGertraud JungeMitsuo FuchidaAlger HissAll authors
Publisher: New York : A & E Television Network : Distributed by New Video, 2004.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English
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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,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy Isaacs; Laurence Olivier; Gertraud Junge; Mitsuo Fuchida; Alger Hiss; New Video Group.; Thames Television, ltd.; FremantleMedia.; Arts and Entertainment Network.; History Channel (Television network)
ISBN: 0767065751 9780767065757 076706576X 9780767065764 0767065778 9780767065771 0767065786 9780767065788 0767065794 9780767065795 0767065808 9780767065801 0767065816 9780767065818
OCLC Number: 928157820
Notes: In container 20 x 14 x 8 cm.
Region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital stereo.
Originally broadcast as a television special in 1974.
Special Features: The Making of 'The World at War' -- Bonus 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" -- Documentary "The Final Solution" -- Documentary "From War to Peace" -- 30th Anniversary Feature-Length Retrospective Film -- Biographies -- Timeline -- Gallery of Photos from the Imperial War Museum Collection.
Performer(s): Narrator, Laurence Olivier ; interviews with: Traudl Junge, Mitsuo Fuchida, Alger Hiss.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Not rated.
Description: 11 videodiscs (approximately 1194 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD format.
Contents: Volume 1: A New Germany 1933-39 --
Distant War: September 1939-May 1940 --
France Falls: May-June 1940 --
The Making of the Series. Volume 2: Alone: May 1940-May 1941 --
Barbarossa: June-December 1941 --
Banzai!: Japan 1931-1942 --
On Our Way: U.S.A. 1939-1942. Volume 3: Desert: North Africa 1940-1943 --
Stalingrad: June 1942-February 1943 --
Wolf Pack: U-Boats in the Atlantic 1939-1944 --
Red Star: The Soviet Union 1941-1943. Volume 4: Whirlwind: Bombing Germany September 1939-April 1944 --
Tough Old Gut: Italy November 1942-June 1944 --
It's a Lovely Day Tomorrow: Burma 1942-1944 --
Home Fires: Britain 1940-1944. Volume 5: Inside the Reich: Germany 1940-44 --
Morning: June-August 1944 --
Occupation: Holland 1940-1944 --
Pincers: August 1944-March 1945. Volume 6: Genocide: 1941-1945 --
Nemesis: Germany February-May 1945 --
Japan: 1941-45 --
Pacific: February 1942-July 1945.
Other Titles: World at war (Television program)
Responsibility: Thames Television Ltd. ; Fremantle Media ; The History Channel ; directed by Sir Jeremy Isaacs.

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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.

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