The World at War (1973–2001)
8.5/10
204
0 user 1 critic

Distant War: September 1939-May 1940 

France and England enter World War 2 following Germany's invasion of Poland. But with the exception of its navy England is rather uncertain how to prepare. After a failed operation in ... See full summary »

Director:

Reviews

Watch Now

With Prime Video

WATCH NOW

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Episode credited cast:
...
Himself - Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Boothby ...
Himself - Conservative M.P. (as Lord Boothby)
R.A. Butler ...
Himself - Foreign Affairs (as Lord Butler)
Lord Chandos ...
Himself
J.R. Colville ...
Himself - Chamberlain's Private Secretary
Lucy Faithfull ...
Herself - Children's Care Organiser
Bernard Kops ...
Himself - Child Evacuee
Martin Lindsay ...
Himself - British Army Officer (as Captain Mark Lindsay)
John Simon ...
Himself - Chancellor of the Exchequer (archive footage) (as Sir John Simon)
Charles Woodhouse ...
Himself - Captain H.M.S. Ajax (as Sir Charles Woodhouse)
Edit

Storyline

France and England enter World War 2 following Germany's invasion of Poland. But with the exception of its navy England is rather uncertain how to prepare. After a failed operation in Norway lead by Churchill, Chamberlain is, ironically, replaced as Prime Minister by Churchill. Written by David Foss

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Language:

Release Date:

7 November 1973 (UK)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Lord Chandos died on January 21, 1972, one year and seven months before this episode was broadcast. See more »

Quotes

Robert Boothby: We'd gone to war for the defense of Poland. In the event, we did nothing to help Poland at all. We never lifted a finger. For the first three months of the war the greatest number of casualties were in the blackout. And we confined our war efforts to dropping leaflets on the German people. Telling them that it was a bad idea to go to war and a pity that they'd done it. And perhaps that we might make peace.
See more »

Connections

References The Spy in Black (1939) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Contribute to This Page