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World at War, The. Vol 3 (6 Parts)

Synopsis
Part 1: The Anglo-American advance from Sicily as the Big Three meet (producer Ben Shephard, writer David Wheeler).
Part 2: The Burma campaign. Depicts the differing Japanese and Western attitudes towards the jungle and illustrates the mixture of training and technology used in defeating the Japanese in the later phases of the war (producer/director John Pett, writer John Williams).
Part 3: Britain is bombed but not invaded: the civilians’ war (producer Phillip Whitehead, writer Angus Calder).
Part 4: Germany: the civilians’ war (producer Phillip Whitehead, writer neal Ascherson).
Part 5: D-Day and after (producer/director John Pett, writer John Williams).
Part 6: Occupied Europe: life in Holland under the Gestapo (producer/director Michael Darlow, writer Charles Bloomburg).
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
John Pett; Michael Darlow
Producer
Ben Shephard; John Pett; Michael Darlow; Phillip Whitehead
Writer
Angus Calder; Charles Bloomburg; David Wheeler; John Williams; Neal Ascherson
Contributor
Carl Davis; Jeremy Isaacs; Noble Frankland
Cast
Laurence Olivier 

Sections

Title
Tough old gut
Synopsis
Part 1: The Anglo-American advance from Sicily as the Big Three meet (producer Ben Shephard, writer David Wheeler).

Title
It’s a lovely day tomorrow
Synopsis
Part 2: The Burma campaign. Depicts the differing Japanese and Western attitudes towards the jungle and illustrates the mixture of training and technology used in defeating the Japanese in the later phases of the war (producer/director John Pett, writer J

Title
Home fires
Synopsis
Part 3: Britain is bombed but not invaded: the civilians' war (producer Phillip Whitehead, writer Angus Calder).

Title
Inside the Reich: Germany 1940-44
Synopsis
Part 4: Germany: the civilians' war (producer Phillip Whitehead, writer neal Ascherson).

Title
Morning
Synopsis
Part 5: D-Day and after (producer/director John Pett, writer John Williams).

Title
Occupation
Synopsis
Part 6: Occupied Europe: life in Holland under the Gestapo (producer/director Michael Darlow, writer Charles Bloomburg).

Production Company

Name

Thames Television

Distributor

Name

FremantleMedia Home Entertainment

Email
videodvd@fremantlemedia.com
Web
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