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Seasons:
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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:
The war documentary to end all war documentaries See more (64 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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Trivia:
Primetime Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Documentary Achievements (Cultural) 1974, Jeremy Isaacs, Producer.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Screenwipe: Episode #3.1" (2007)See more »

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67 out of 71 people found the following review useful.
The war documentary to end all war documentaries, 4 April 2001
Author: Rich-315 from Whitley Bay, England

Utterly brilliant. Powerful and evocative. The most compelling documentary series ever made concerning war. It's tone offers a stark contrast to the often gung-ho attitude towards World War 2 that the media exhibits. Rather than opting for screaming about the horror of war, it allows Sir Laurence Olivier's quiet voice to take a back seat to the true images of war: corpses everywhere, explosions, terrified citizens and soldiers, broken men, indifferent politicians, mistakes that cost thousands of lives, the suffering of the innocents. Most of all it truly brings home that mankind is capable of when all normal rules of "civility" are removed. There is something distinctly Hobbesian about man in a true state of nature, he will return to a more beastly form capable of crimes that will still shock and fascinate 60 years on. Perhaps there could be a follow up series called "The century at war" for the twentieth century was truly the century of horrors. I feel it is an irony of immense magnitude that it took an event which caused the death of 50 million people to produce such a compelling and excellent series such as this.

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