A series of documentaries about World War II.
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A multi-volumed documentary mini-series, "The World at War" covers the entire history of World War II from the causes of the 1920s to the aftermath of the Cold War in the 1950s. Emphasis is also placed on several inside story episodes, where events are covered which occurred inside Germany and Japan such as resistance to Hitler, life in general under a dictatorial regime, and particular emphasis is focused on the Jewish Holocaust. Written by Anthony Hughes <husnock31@hotmail.com>

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31 October 1973 (UK)  »

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Die Welt im Krieg  »

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The attack on the US naval base at Pearl Harbor was regarded as a war crime as the Japanese government did not declare war first. Declarations of war were rendered obsolete after World War II by the United Nations Charter. The Japanese had sent a message stating that negotiations with the US had been terminated, but there was a delay in its translation and it arrived half an hour after the attack had started. See more »

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Still the benchmark WWII Documentary
9 April 2005 | by (Hartford, CT) – See all my reviews

After all these years I still consider this series the finest example of World War II documentary film making. The interviews with the many participants from all countries set this apart from any other project. It would be great to see a contemporary documentarian(Ken Burns ?) take on this topic and try to gather information from veterans before they are all gone. With modern technology to improve old archival footage and lots of information that has been unearthed since 1974 when The World At War was produced, an updated version of this series would be welcome. The History Channel has made some fine shows dealing with many aspects of WWII but an expansive series such as the World At War has not been successfully attempted since the original. If you are interested in this era don't miss this series. It is required viewing.


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