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World at War, The. Vol 4 (8 Parts)

Synopsis
Part 1: The Russians from the east and the Allies from the west, drive Hitler’s armies back across the German borders and beyond (producer/writer Peter Batty).
Part 2: The fate of 6 million Jews under Hitler and his accomplices, known and unknown (producer/director Michael Darlow, writer Charles Bloomburg).
Part 3: The Russians take Berlin. Hiter commits suicide. Germany is defeated (producer/director Martin Smith, writer Stuart Hood).
Part 4: Japanese experience of the war, and the Allies’ experience of the Japanese (producer director Hugh Raggett, writer Courtney Browne).
Part 5: The island-by-island war from 1942-1945, showing the human reality of violent combat and the broad strategy of the American advance across the Pacific. There is a lavish use of archive film (including colour footage) and vivid testimonies by eye-witnesses (producer/director John Pett, writer David Wheeler).
Part 6: Truman brings news of the atom bomb to Potsdam. In Auogust 1945 it is dropped on Hieroshima. After a second bomb on Nagasaki, Japan surrenders (producer/writer David Elstein).
Part 7: The aftermath of war (producer/writer Jerome Kuehl).
Part 8: For many people, the war was the most memorable experience of their lives. Was it worth it? (producer/writer Jeremy Isaacs).
Narrated by Sir Laurence Olivier; music by Carl Davis.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. b&w/col. 8 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 FHEDWAR2) restored and containing additional material, for £99.99.
Subjects
History
Keywords
World War II

Credits

Director
Hugh Raggett; John Pett; Martin Smith; Michael Darlow
Producer
David Elstein; Hugh Raggett; Jeremy Isaacs; Jerome Kuehl; John Pett; Martin Smith; Michael Darlow; Peter Batty
Writer
Charles Bloomburg; Courtney Browne; David Elstein; David Wheeler; Jeremy Isaacs; Jerome Kuehl; Peter Batty; Stuart Hood
Contributor
Carl Davis; Jeremy Isaacs; Noble Frankland
Cast
Laurence Olivier 

Sections

Title
Pincers
Synopsis
Part 1: The Russians from the east and the Allies from the west, drive Hitler's armies back across the German borders and beyond (producer/writer Peter Batty).

Title
Genocide
Synopsis
Part 2: The fate of 6 million Jews under Hitler and his accomplices, known and unknown (producer/director Michael Darlow, writer Charles Bloomburg).

Title
Nemesis
Synopsis
Part 3: The Russians take Berlin. Hiter commits suicide. Germany is defeated (producer/director Martin Smith, writer Stuart Hood).

Title
Japan 1941-45
Synopsis
Part 4: Japanese experience of the war, and the Allies' experience of the Japanese (producer director Hugh Raggett, writer Courtney Browne).

Title
Pacific: the island to island war
Synopsis
Part 5: The island-by-island war from 1942-1945, showing the human reality of violent combat and the broad strategy of the American advance across the Pacific. There is a lavish use of archive film (including colour footage) and vivid testimonies by eye-w

Title
Bomb, The
Synopsis
Part 6: Truman brings news of the atom bomb to Potsdam. In Auogust 1945 it is dropped on Hieroshima. After a second bomb on Nagasaki, Japan surrenders (producer/writer David Elstein).

Title
Reckoning
Synopsis
Part 7: The aftermath of war (producer/writer Jerome Kuehl).

Title
Remember
Synopsis
Part 8: For many people, the war was the most memorable experience of their lives. Was it worth it? (producer/writer Jeremy Isaacs).

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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