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The True Glory -- The Archive of World War Two is a series of original archive documentaries filmed under actual battle conditions by service and newsreel cameramen attached to American, British, French, Russian and enemy forces. NTSC - Black & White - 80 minutes
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4 October 1945 (USA) See more »
The story of your victory...told by the guys who won it!
A documentary account of the allied invasion of Europe during World War II compiled from the footage shot by nearly 1400 cameramen... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Dwight D. Eisenhower ... Himself
Richard Fallon
Robert Harris ... Commentator (voice)

Peter Ustinov ... Himself

Directed by
Garson Kanin 
Carol Reed (uncredited)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Harry Brown  uncredited
Paddy Chayefsky 
Frank Harvey  uncredited
Gerald Kersh  uncredited
Saul Levitt  uncredited
Arthur Macrae  uncredited
Eric Maschwitz  uncredited
Jenny Nicholson  uncredited
Guy Trosper  uncredited
Peter Ustinov  uncredited

Original Music by
William Alwyn 
Film Editing by
Robert Carrick (uncredited)
Bob Clarke (uncredited)
Jerome Corwin (uncredited)
Robert Verrell (uncredited)
Art Direction by
Roger K. Furse (uncredited)
Production Management
Patrick M. Jenkins .... production manager (uncredited)
Sound Department
D. Field .... sound (uncredited)
G. Gardiner .... sound (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Gerry Massy-Collier .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Jerome Corwin .... first assistant editor
John Krish .... assistant editor
Music Department
Muir Mathieson .... conductor

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87 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)

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According to the film's director Garson Kanin, when the movie won the 1945 Academy Award as 'Best Documentary Feature', the Oscar went to the uncredited producer, General Dwight D. Eisenhower.See more »
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Featured in From the Sea to the Land Beyond (2012) (TV)See more »


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First draft of history, 3 July 2015
Author: SnoopyStyle

This is a documentary of Victory in Europe starting from before D-day to VE day. The Allied military gathered combat and other military footage to put together their version of the fight from Normandy to Berlin. Eisenhower has a foreword introduction. There are lots of combat footage. Some of them are fairly bloody with dead bodies. They are very compelling and many of the footage have been reused over the years. There are two versions of the ending. One ends simply while the other ends mentioning Japan. I can do without the various people (actors?) doing the narration as a stereotype of each nationality and military unit.

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