Based on the title of General Eisenhower's book, combat film from from World War II. This was the first documentary series produced for television.
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1949  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win. See more awards »
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Series cast summary:
Maurice Joyce ...
 Dwight D. Eisenhower (25 episodes, 1949)
Westbrook Van Voorhis ...
 Narrator (18 episodes, 1949)
Hugh James ...
 Narrator (8 episodes, 1949)
...
 Himself (25 episodes, 1949)
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 Himself (7 episodes, 1949)
Omar N. Bradley ...
 Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 1949)
Kai-Shek Chiang ...
 Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 1949)
Mark W. Clark ...
 Himself (during Italian campaign) (archive footage) (5 episodes, 1949)
J. Lawton Collins ...
 Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 1949)
Charles de Gaulle ...
 Himself (archive footage) (2 episodes, 1949)
Anthony Eden ...
 Himself (archive footage) (3 episodes, 1949)
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 Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 1949)
Joseph Goebbels ...
 Himself (archive footage) (3 episodes, 1949)
Charles E. Hart ...
 Himself (archive footage) (unknown episodes)
Alfred Jodl ...
 Himself (archive footage) (4 episodes, 1949)
Albert Kesselring ...
 Himself (archive footage) (3 episodes, 1949)
Hans Kinzel ...
 Himself (archive footage) (2 episodes, 1949)
Jacques Leclerc ...
 Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 1949)
George C. Marshall ...
 Himself (archive footage) (8 episodes, 1949)
Vyacheslav Molotov ...
 Himself (archive footage) (4 episodes, 1949)
Bernard L. Montgomery ...
 Himself (archive footage) (13 episodes, 1949)
J. Robert Oppenheimer ...
 Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 1949)
George S. Patton ...
 Himself (archive footage) (8 episodes, 1949)
Bertram Ramsay ...
 Himself (with Eisenhower) (archive footage) (5 episodes, 1949)
Erwin Rommel ...
 Himself (archive footage) (2 episodes, 1949)
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 Himself (archive footage) (8 episodes, 1949)
Walter Bedell Smith ...
 Himself (archive footage) (2 episodes, 1949)
Jan Smuts ...
 Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 1949)
Dietrich von Choltitz ...
 Himself (surrenders to Leclerc) (archive footage) (1 episode, 1949)
Hans Georg von Friedeburg ...
 Himself (archive footage) (2 episodes, 1949)
Georgi Zhukov ...
 Himself (archive footage) (6 episodes, 1949)
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Based on the title of General Eisenhower's book, combat film from from World War II. This was the first documentary series produced for television.

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Documentary | News | War

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5 May 1949 (USA)  »

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(26 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Lest history repeats itself
1 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I had seen "Crusade in Europe" on TV when it first came out. After viewing, Ken Burns "The War", I think it is time for this series to be placed on DVD as soon as possible. If "The War" has a good viewing audience, "Crusade in Europe" will be a smash. It is time to show what the "Greatest Generation" went through. In my family alone, we had 9 members in the Second World War and I was one of those kids collecting glass, metal, tires and whatever. My uncle died at Normandy in the first wave. Another uncle fought in North Africa, Sicily, Cassino, and Anzio where he was serious wound. Before they are all gone, its time to show the famous and the infamous once again. We have to remember those men and women who served and the type of people they were and what they stood for, on both sides. We most know our history and its people.


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