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The world at war. / Volume 4

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.

Whirlwind, bombing Germany September 1939-April 1944: Fueled by revenge, the British show their mettle, and with the help of American forces retake the skies, and bomb Germany into submission.

Tough old gut, Italy November 1942-June 1944: Eleven months after Pearl Harbor, Churchill convinces the American forces to join the Allies in taking Italy. After an initial setback in North Africa, the German war machine begins losing its air of invincibility.

It's a lovely day tomorrow, Burma 1942-1944: After an initial retreat in the jungle environs of Burma, Louis Mountbatten's arrival in 1943 boasts morale and leads to the first major Japanese defeat at Arakan.

Home fires, Britain 1940-1944: A nation under duress finds its strength in unity, while Germany's defeat in the Battle of Britain sends their bombing raids into the countryside.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Historical television programs
Nonfiction television programs
War television programs
War (Nonfiction)
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: 0767065794 9780767065795
OCLC Number: 57031423
Notes: Title from container.
Videodisc release of the 1973-1974 television production.
Volume four 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. 209 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; Dolby Digital stereo.
Contents: Whirlwind: bombing Germany September 1939-April 1944 / produced & directed by Ted Childs ; written by Charles Douglas Home --
Tough old gut: Italy November 1942-June 1944 / produced by Ben Shephard ; written by David Wheeler --
It's a lovely day tomorrow: Burma 1942-1944 / produced & directed by John Pett ; written by John Williams --
Home fires: Britain 1940-1944 / produced by Phillip Whitehead; written by Angus Calder.
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.

Whirlwind, bombing Germany September 1939-April 1944: Fueled by revenge, the British show their mettle, and with the help of American forces retake the skies, and bomb Germany into submission.

Tough old gut, Italy November 1942-June 1944: Eleven months after Pearl Harbor, Churchill convinces the American forces to join the Allies in taking Italy. After an initial setback in North Africa, the German war machine begins losing its air of invincibility.

It's a lovely day tomorrow, Burma 1942-1944: After an initial retreat in the jungle environs of Burma, Louis Mountbatten's arrival in 1943 boasts morale and leads to the first major Japanese defeat at Arakan.

Home fires, Britain 1940-1944: A nation under duress finds its strength in unity, while Germany's defeat in the Battle of Britain sends their bombing raids into the countryside.

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