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The world at war

Author: Jeremy IsaacsHugh RaggetNeal AschersonDavid ElsteinLaurence ThompsonAll authors
Publisher: New York : A & E Home Video : Distributed by New Video, [2004]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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
Documentary television programs
Historical television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy Isaacs; Hugh Ragget; Neal Ascherson; David Elstein; Laurence Thompson; Peter Batty; Peter Tiffin; Jerome Kuehl; Michael Darlow; Ted Childs; J P W Mallalieu; Charles Douglas-Home; Ben Shephard; David Wheeler; John Pett, producer/director.; John Williams; Phillip Whitehead; Angus Calder; Charles Bloomberg; Stuart Hood; Courtney Browne; Raye Farr; Alan Afriat; Laurence Olivier; Eric Porter; Gertraud Junge; Mitsuo Fuchida; Alger Hiss; Thames Television, ltd.; Imperial War Museum (Great Britain); A & E Home Video (Firm); New Video Group.
ISBN: 0767065751 9780767065757 076706576X 9780767065764 0767065778 9780767065771 0767065786 9780767065788 0767065794 9780767065795 0767065808 9780767065801 0767065816 9780767065818 0767065824 9780767065825 0767065832 9780767065832 0767065840 9780767065849 0767065859 9780767065856 0767065867 9780767065863
OCLC Number: 55859339
Notes: Originally broadcast in 1974; bonus documentaries produced between 1974-2004.
Bonus documentaries have note: "The world at war : a special presentation."
Special features: disc 1: The making of the series; disc 11: The history of 'The world at war'; biographies; gallery of photos from the Imperial War Museum collection. Discs 8-11 contain bonus documentaries, compiled from interviews and archive materials gathered for the series World at war.
Credits: Narrator, Laurence Olivier ; music, Carl Davis ; editor, Alan Afriat ... [et al.] ; narrator (v. 8 & 10), Eric Porter.
Performer(s): Interviews with: Traudl Junge, Mitsuo Fuchida, Alger Hiss.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Not rated.
Description: 11 videodiscs (ca. 1194 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC; region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital stereo.
Contents: v. 1. (205 min.) New Germany 1933-39 / directed by Hugh Ragget; written by Neal Ascherson; Distant war: September 1939-May 1940 / produced and directed by David Elstein; written by Laurence Thompson; France falls: May-June 1940 / written & produced by Peter Batty; The world at war: the making of the series / Thames Television ; director, Peter Tiffin (ca. 48 min. ; 1989) --
v. 2. (210 min.) Alone: May 1940-May 1941 / produced & directed by David Elstein; written by Laurence Thompson; Barbarossa: June-December 1941 / written & produced by Peter Batty; Banzai!: Japan 1931-1942 / written & produced by Peter Batty; On our way: U.S.A. 1939-1942 / written & produced by Peter Batty --
v. 3. (210 min.) Desert: North Africa 1940-1943 / written & produced by Peter Batty; Stalingrad: June 1942-February 1943 / directed by Hugh Raggett; 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 --
v. 4. (209 min.) 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--
v. 5. (210 min.) Inside the Reich: Germany 1940-44 / produced by Phillip Whitehead; written by Neal Ascherson; Morning: June-August 1944 / produced & directed by John Pett; written by John Williams; Occupation: Holland 1940-1944 / produced & directed by Michael Darlow; written by Charles Bloomberg ; Pincers: August 1944-March 1945 / written & produced by Peter Batty --
v. 6. (206 min.) Genocide: 1941-1945 / produced & directed by Michael Darlow; written by Charles Bloomberg; Nemesis: Germany February-May 1945 / produced & directed by Martin Smith; written by Stuart Hood; Japan: 1941-45 / directed by Hugh Raggett; written by Courtney Browne; Pacific: February 1942-July 1945 / produced & directed by John Pett; written by David Wheeler--
v. 7. (154 min.) Bomb: February-September 1945 / written & produced by David Elstein; Reckoning: 1945 ... and after / written & produced by Jerome Kuehl; Remember / written & produced by Jeremy Issacs --
v. 8. (199 min.) Bonus documentaries: Hitler's Germany: the people's community 1933-1939 / written by Jerome Kuehl ; produced by Raye Farr (ca. 74 min.; 1976); Hitler's Germany: total war 1939-1945 / written by Jerome Kuehl ; produced by Raye Farr (ca. 76 min.; 1976); y The two deaths of Adolf Hitler / produced & directed by Martin Smith (ca. 46 min.; 1975) --
v. 9. (96 min.) Secretary to Hitler / Traudl Junge speaks to Michael Darlow, producer, Susan McConachy (ca. 23 min. ; 1974); Warrior / produced by Alan Afriat; (ca. 49 min. ; 1975); From war to peace / produced by Jerome Kuehl (ca. 23 min. ; 1975?) --
v. 10. (185 min.) Final solution, pt. 1 / written & directed by Michael Darlow (ca. 95 min. ; 1975) Final solution, pt. 2 / written & directed by Michael Darlow (ca. 89 min. ; 1975) --
v. 11. (184 min.) Making the series (a 30th anniversary retrospective) (ca. 123 min. ; 2004?); Experiences of war (ca. 58 min. ; 2004?); special features.
Other Titles: World at war (Television program)
Responsibility: producer, Jeremy Issacs ; in co-operation with the Imperial War Museum ; Thames Television.

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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."--Container.

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