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 series was criticized for ignoring war crimes committed by the Allies, especially the Soviet Union. See more »

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Referenced in Man About the House (1974) See more »

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The most authoritative Second World War documentary series
4 September 1998 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

Certainly any others I have seen pale in comparison. The series gives balanced coverage to all theatres of operation. No one country is given undue credit for the Allied victory. Laurence Olivier brings great weight and dignity to his role as narrator.


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