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|Genre/Form:||Documentary television programs
Historical television programs
Nonfiction television programs
War television programs
|Document Type:||Visual material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Laurence Olivier; Jeremy Isaacs; Noble Frankland; Thames Television, ltd.; Arts and Entertainment Network.; New Video Group.
|Notes:||Title from container.
Videodisc release of the 1973-1974 television production.
Volume three 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 (approx. 210 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.|
|Details:||DVD; Dolby Digital stereo.|
|Contents:||Desert: North Africa 1940-1943 / written & produced by Peter Batty --
Stalingrad: June 1942-February 1943 / directed by Hugh Ragget ; 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.
|Other Titles:||World at war (Television program)|
The desert, North Africa 1940-1943: Back and forth across 600 miles of desert between Egypt and Libya, Bernard Montgomery's "Desert Rats" finally defeat Erwin Rommel's Afrika Korps at El Alamein, preparing the way for an Allied victory in Italy.
Stalingrad, June 1942-February 1943: Stunning Nazi color footage showcases Germany's first major defeat at Stalingrad and subsequent surrender on February 2, 1943.
Wolf pack, U-boats in the Atlantic 1939-1944: The Germans coordinate their submarine forces into lethal "wolf packs" that destroy countless convoys delivering food and supplies to Britain--captured in breathtaking underwater footage.
Red star, the Soviet Union 1941-1943: Eyewitnesses record the siege of Leningrad in which nearly one million of its three million inhabitants died in battle or from cold and starvation. Remarkably, the Russians went on to defeat the Germans.