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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:
Far Superior to any other documentary. Should be an 11 * rating. 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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Primetime Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Documentary Achievements (Cultural) 1974, Jeremy Isaacs, Producer.See more »
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53 out of 56 people found the following review useful.
Far Superior to any other documentary. Should be an 11 * rating., 22 April 2005
Author: dm_451 from United States

Theo Robertson has commented that WAW didn't adequately cover the conditions after WWI which lead to Hitler's rise and WWII.

Perhaps he missed the first ONE and a quarter HOURS of volume 8? Covers this period, and together with the earlier volumes in the series, shows clearly the existing conditions, I feel. A friend of mine grew up in Germany during this period, joined the Hitler Youth even, and his experiences were very similar to that mentioned in WAW.

This documentary is SO far above the History Channel's documentaries I also own, that there is no comparison.

The ONLY fault, and it is a small one, that I have with WAW is this: the numbers are not included, many times. For instance, if you're talking about lend-lease, then how much war material was lent/leased? How much to Russia, how much to Britian? How many merchant ships did the U-Boats sink, and when? How many ships did the German or Japanese Navy have, total, in 1941? What type were they? How many troops? How many troops did the allies have, in total, and by country? Lots of numbers could have made a lot of viewers nod off, but I would have preferred MORE! And naturally, I always want to see more military analysis. Like WHY didn't Patton & Clark trap the German army that was at Cassini, after they had it surrounded, instead of racing Monty to Rome, and letting it escape? I don't think you can begin to understand war until you've seen some of these video segments on "total war", like the fire bombing of Dresden. It's like trying to understand Auschwitz, etc., before you see the clips of the death camps: you just can't wrap your head around it - it's too unbelievable.

Unknown at that time, and of course, unfilmed, were the most egregious cruelties and inhumanities of the Japanese, including cannibalism, (read "Flyboys"), and some LIVE vivisection of medical "experimentation" prisoners, w/o any anesthetic!

Dave

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