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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
1976 (Denmark) See more »
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Plot:
A series of accurate documentaries about World War II. Full summary »
Awards:
2 wins & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Still the benchmark WWII Documentary See more (61 total) »

Cast

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Laurence Olivier ... Himself - Narrator (26 episodes, 1973-1974)
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Series Directed by
Hugh Raggett (3 episodes, 1973-1974)
John Pett (3 episodes, 1974)
David Elstein (2 episodes, 1973)
Ted Childs (2 episodes, 1974)
Michael Darlow (2 episodes, 1974)
Martin Smith (2 episodes, 1974)
 
Series Writing credits
Peter Batty (6 episodes, 1973-1974)
Neal Ascherson (3 episodes, 1973-1974)
Laurence Thompson (2 episodes, 1973)
Charles Bloomberg (2 episodes, 1974)
Jerome Kuehl (2 episodes, 1974)
David Wheeler (2 episodes, 1974)
John Williams (2 episodes, 1974)

Series Produced by
Jeremy Isaacs .... series producer / producer (26 episodes, 1973-1974)
Peter Batty .... producer (6 episodes, 1973-1974)
David Elstein .... producer (3 episodes, 1973-1974)
John Pett .... producer (3 episodes, 1974)
Jerome Kuehl .... associate producer / producer (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
Ted Childs .... producer (2 episodes, 1974)
Michael Darlow .... producer (2 episodes, 1974)
Martin Smith .... producer (2 episodes, 1974)
Phillip Whitehead .... producer (2 episodes, 1974)
 
Series Original Music by
Carl Davis (3 episodes, 1974)
 
Series Film Editing by
Beryl Wilkins (5 episodes, 1974)
Alan Afriat (4 episodes, 1973-1974)
Peter Lee-Thompson (4 episodes, 1973-1974)
Jeff Harvey (4 episodes, 1974)
David Taylor (3 episodes, 1973-1974)
 
Series Production Management
Liz Sutherland .... unit manager / production manager (25 episodes, 1973-1974)
 
Series Art Department
Tony Bulley .... graphics (10 episodes, 1973-1974)
Lester Halhed .... graphics (9 episodes, 1973-1974)
Ian Kestle .... graphics (4 episodes, 1973)
 
Series Sound Department
Freddie Slade .... dubbing mixer / dubbing editor (23 episodes, 1973-1974)
Nola Schiff .... dubbing editor (8 episodes, 1973-1974)
Bob Harvey .... dubbing editor (7 episodes, 1973-1974)
Keith Barber .... sound / sound recordist (4 episodes, 1973-1974)
Brian Rendle .... sound recordist (4 episodes, 1973-1974)

Nigel Bell .... dubbing editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Peter Lang .... camera / film cameraman (6 episodes, 1973-1974)
Mike Fash .... film cameraman / camera (3 episodes, 1973-1974)
Peter Goodwin .... rostrum camera (3 episodes, 1973-1974)

Ray Orton .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Alan Afriat .... mastering colorist / supervising editor (13 episodes, 1973-1974)
Peter Lynch .... mastering colorist (11 episodes, 1973-1974)
 
Series Music Department
Carl Davis .... music (1 episode, 1974)
 
Series Other crew
Noble Frankland .... historical advisor (26 episodes, 1973-1974)
Antonio Pinto Marques .... production staff (26 episodes, 1973-1974)
Roger Chinery .... laboratory liaison (24 episodes, 1973-1974)
Isobel Hinshelwood .... researcher / stills researcher (18 episodes, 1973-1974)
John Rowe .... film research (17 episodes, 1973-1974)
Jerome Kuehl .... script associate (15 episodes, 1973-1974)
Raye Farr .... film research (14 episodes, 1973-1974)
Susan McConachy .... researcher (6 episodes, 1973-1974)
Michael Fox .... film research (5 episodes, 1973-1974)
Ben Shepard .... researcher (4 episodes, 1974)
Alan Patient .... researcher (3 episodes, 1973-1974)
Svetlana Koroleva .... researcher (2 episodes, 1974)

Sherman Grinberg .... archive source (unknown episodes)
Heinrich Hoffmann .... archive source (unknown episodes)
D.A. Spencer .... archive source (unknown episodes)
 

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Runtime:
52 min (26 episodes)
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Aspect Ratio:
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Primetime Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Documentary Achievements (Cultural) 1974, Jeremy Isaacs, Producer.See more »
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31 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
Still the benchmark WWII Documentary, 9 April 2005
Author: strek1 from Hartford, CT

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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