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The world at war. / Volume 1

Author: Laurence OlivierJeremy IsaacsNoble FranklandThames Television, ltd.Arts and Entertainment Network.All authors
Publisher: [New York] : A & E Television Network : Distributed in the U.S. by New Video, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An historical collection of the words and film footage of World War II featuring interviews with statesmen and military leaders of the time.

New Germany, 1933-1939: With Germany buckling under the weight of humiliating defeat and unprecedented economic depression, Adolf Hitler and the Nazis quickly gain power and momentum, while Poland and the rest of the world looks on nervously.

Distant war, September 1939-May 1940: Germany's invasion of Poland forces Britain into war, and the island nation's early defeat brings Winston Churchill into power. Meanwhile, France is next on Hitler's list.

France falls, May-June 1940: France discovers it is woefully unprepared for modern warfare as the Nazi war machine easily skirts around the Maginot Line. Britain retreats and prepares for invasion.

Bonus documentary, the making of the series: As compelling as the landmark 26-episode television documentary it celebrates, this is a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the individuals, the technology, and historical resources that made this still-relevant examination of World War II such a powerful and unforgettable visual experience.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: War (Nonfiction)
Documentary television programs
Historical television programs
War television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Laurence Olivier; Jeremy Isaacs; Noble Frankland; Thames Television, ltd.; Arts and Entertainment Network.; New Video Group.
ISBN: 076706576X 9780767065764
OCLC Number: 57031420
Notes: Title from container.
Videodisc release of the 1973-1974 television production.
Volume one of an eleven volume set.
Credits: Series producer, Jeremy Isaacs ; chief historical adviser, Noble Frankland ; music, Carl Davis.
Performer(s): Narrated by Laurence Olivier.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 205 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; Dolby Digital stereo.
Contents: New Germany 1933-39 / directed by Hugh Ragget; written by Neal Ascherson --
Distant war: September 1939-May 1940 / porduced & directed by David Elstein; written by Laurence Thompson --
France falls: May-June 1940 / written & produced by Peter Batty --
World at war: the making of the series / director, Peter Tiffin (ca. 48 min. ; 1989).
Other Titles: World at war (Television program)
Responsibility: Thames Television.

Abstract:

An historical collection of the words and film footage of World War II featuring interviews with statesmen and military leaders of the time.

New Germany, 1933-1939: With Germany buckling under the weight of humiliating defeat and unprecedented economic depression, Adolf Hitler and the Nazis quickly gain power and momentum, while Poland and the rest of the world looks on nervously.

Distant war, September 1939-May 1940: Germany's invasion of Poland forces Britain into war, and the island nation's early defeat brings Winston Churchill into power. Meanwhile, France is next on Hitler's list.

France falls, May-June 1940: France discovers it is woefully unprepared for modern warfare as the Nazi war machine easily skirts around the Maginot Line. Britain retreats and prepares for invasion.

Bonus documentary, the making of the series: As compelling as the landmark 26-episode television documentary it celebrates, this is a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the individuals, the technology, and historical resources that made this still-relevant examination of World War II such a powerful and unforgettable visual experience.

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