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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
1976 (Denmark) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
A series of documentaries about World War II. Full summary »
Awards:
2 wins & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Unmissable See more (70 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 (7 episodes, 1973-1974)
David Elstein .... producer (4 episodes, 1973-1974)
John Pett .... producer (4 episodes, 1974)
Jerome Kuehl .... producer / associate producer (3 episodes, 1973-1974)
Ted Childs .... producer (3 episodes, 1974)
Michael Darlow .... producer (3 episodes, 1974)
Martin Smith .... producer (3 episodes, 1974)
Phillip Whitehead .... producer (3 episodes, 1974)
Nigel Bell .... production team (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
Roger Chinery .... production team (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
Rene Go .... production team (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
Andrew Hassam .... production team (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
Clive Hedges .... production team (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
Jenny Holt .... production team (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
Joanna Lack .... production team (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
Antonio Marques .... production team (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
David Marsh .... production team (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
Tony Message .... production team (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
Hugh Raggett .... producer (2 episodes, 1974)
 
Series Original Music by
Carl Davis (26 episodes, 1973-1974)
 
Series Film Editing by
Beryl Wilkins (8 episodes, 1973-1974)
Jeff Harvey (6 episodes, 1973-1974)
Peter Lee-Thompson (6 episodes, 1973-1974)
Alan Afriat (5 episodes, 1973-1974)
David Taylor (4 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 (24 episodes, 1973-1974)
Nola Schiff .... dubbing editor (9 episodes, 1973-1974)
Bob Harvey .... dubbing editor (8 episodes, 1973-1974)
Keith Barber .... sound recordist / sound (5 episodes, 1973-1974)
Brian Rendle .... sound recordist (4 episodes, 1973-1974)
Ron Ferris .... sound recordist (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
Colin Charles .... sound (2 episodes, 1974)
Sandy MacRae .... sound / sound recordist (2 episodes, 1974)
Peter Rann .... dubbing mixer (2 episodes, 1974)
Basil Rootes .... sound / sound recordist (2 episodes, 1974)
Gordon Temple .... dubbing mixer (2 episodes, 1974)

Nigel Bell .... dubbing editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
John Affleck .... graphics (1 episode, 1974)
Tony Bulley .... graphics (1 episode, 1974)
Peter Goodwin .... graphics (1 episode, 1974)
Lester Halhed .... graphics (1 episode, 1974)
Norman Hunt .... graphics (1 episode, 1974)
Ian Kestle .... graphics (1 episode, 1974)
Andy Newmark .... graphics (1 episode, 1974)
John Stamp .... graphics (1 episode, 1974)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Peter Lang .... camera / film cameraman (7 episodes, 1973-1974)
Peter Goodwin .... rostrum camera (4 episodes, 1973-1974)
Mike Fash .... film cameraman / camera (3 episodes, 1973-1974)
Frank Hodge .... film cameraman (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
Ray Orton .... camera (1 episode, 1974)
 
Series Animation Department
Ray Moore .... animation / animator (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
 
Series Editorial Department
Alan Afriat .... mastering colorist / supervising editor (21 episodes, 1973-1974)
Peter Lynch .... mastering colorist (4 episodes, 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)
Jerome Kuehl .... script associate (21 episodes, 1973-1974)
Isobel Hinshelwood .... researcher / stills researcher / ... (18 episodes, 1973-1974)
John Rowe .... film research (18 episodes, 1973-1974)
Raye Farr .... film research (14 episodes, 1973-1974)
Susan McConachy .... researcher / research (8 episodes, 1973-1974)
Michael Fox .... film research (6 episodes, 1973-1974)
Ben Shepard .... researcher / research (5 episodes, 1974)
Alan Patient .... researcher / research (4 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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52 min (26 episodes)
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The title "Operation Barbarossa" is often used for the Axis invasion of the Soviet Union. However it originally only referred to the Axis attack on Soviet-occupied eastern Poland on 22 June 1941.See more »
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118 out of 130 people found the following review useful.
Unmissable, 13 September 2003
Author: motor89 from Lancashire, England

Even thirty years later this documentary has lost none of its power. Quite the opposite. It serves as a superb introduction, for those born after WWII, to an enormous conflict that radically re-shaped the world around us and subjected our grandparents/parents to dreadful hardship.

The series begins slowly, with an episode on Hitler's and the Nazi party's rise to power. It does skip a great deal of material on the origins and growth of National Socialism... but I suppose that is only to be expected. Despite being an epic thirty-two hours in length there is only so much time, and much material not directly about the war had to be skipped.

It is a fine antidote to the drivel put out by film studios... which, for the most part, show the war being almost entirely fought by the U.S.A, with the British involved in a few skirmishes here and there. Little do they realise the scale of British fighting and loss. Perhaps even more importantly it gives coverage of one of the most undervalued (particularly by Commie-bashing Hollywood) that Russia suffered more losses than any other country in WWII. Without their sacrifice it would have been a different outcome.

I can't stress enough how good this series is. From the title sequence with its stirring Carl Davis music and arresting images to the well-written and perfectly judged narration, it has the lot. If you get the chance to see it -- whether on DVD, or just a TV repeat -- do not miss it.

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