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World at War, The. Vol 2 (6 Parts)

Synopsis
1 DESERT - THE WAR IN NORTH AFRICA 1940-1943 - North Africa, the battle of El Alamein and Operation Torch (producer/writer Peter Batty).
2: Stalingrad, the symbol of the Soviet Union’s stubborn resistance, holds out against Hitler’s besieging armies until the latter are encircled and destroyed (director Hugh Raggett, writer Jerome Kuehl).
Part 4: The battle of the Atlantic (producer/director Ted Childs, writer J P W Mallalieu).
Part 5: The story of the Soviet Union’s massive, lonely war with its 20 million military and civilian casualties (producer/director Martin Smith, writer Neal Ascherson).
Part 6: The bomber offensive on Germany and its effect on industry, on German civilians and on the course of the war (producer/director Ted Childs, writer Charles Douglas Home).
Narrated by Sir Laurence Olivier; music by Carl Davis.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. b&w/col. 6 x 52 min.
Year of production
1973
Availability
Sale
Notes
Broadcast weekly on BBC2 beginning Monday 5 Sept 1994.
The entire series is available on 11 videocassettes as a boxed set (ref. PTWAR 1) priced £74.99 or as a set of 11 DVDs (ref FHEDWAR) containing additional material, for £99.99.
Subjects
History
Keywords
World War II

Credits

Director
Hugh Raggett; Martin Smith; Ted Childs
Producer
Martin Smith; Peter Batty; Ted Childs
Writer
Charles Douglas Home; J P W Mallalieu; Jerome Kuehl; Neal Ascherson; Peter Batty
Contributor
Carl Davis; Jeremy Isaacs; Noble Frankland
Cast
Laurence Olivier 

Sections

Title
On our way: America enters the war
Synopsis
Part 1: Roosevelt brings the US into the war and soon wins vital Pacific battles, but Europoe comes first (producer/writer Peter Batty).

Title
Desert: the war in North Africa
Synopsis
Part 2: North Africa, the battle of El Alamein and Operation Torch (producer/writer Peter Batty).

Title
Stalingrad1
Synopsis
Part 3: Stalingrad, the symbol of the Soviet Union's stubborn resistance, holds out against Hitler's besieging armies until the latter are encircled and destroyed (director Hugh Raggett, writer Jerome Kuehl).

Title
Wolf pack
Synopsis
Part 4: The battle of the Atlantic (producer/director Ted Childs, writer J P W Mallalieu).

Title
Red star
Synopsis
Part 5: The story of the Soviet Union's massive, lonely war with its 20 million military and civilian casualties (producer/director Martin Smith, writer Neal Ascherson).

Title
Whirlwind
Synopsis
Part 6: The bomber offensive on Germany and its effect on industry, on German civilians and on the course of the war (producer/director Ted Childs, writer Charles Douglas Home).

Production Company

Name

Thames Television

Distributor

Name

FremantleMedia Home Entertainment

Email
videodvd@fremantlemedia.com
Web
http://www.fremantlehomeentertainment.com/ External site opens in new window
 

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