The World at War (1973–1974)
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Whirlwind: Bombing Germany - September 1939-April 1944 

While the British continue to rely on night bombing the American forces attempt to use more dangerous but more precise daylight bombing to interdict German military production and crush the national will.

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Himself - Narrator (voice)
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Hans Brunswig ...
Himself - Hamburg Fire Officer
John Corcoran ...
Himself - Pilot
Ira C. Eaker ...
Himself - Commanding General U.S. Eighth Air Force (as Lieutenant General Ira C. Eaker)
Adolf Galland ...
Himself - Director General of Fighters (as General Adlof Galland)
Arthur Harris ...
Himself - Marshal of the R.A.F. 1972 (as Sir Arthur Harris)
Wilhelm Herget ...
Himself - Night Fighter Pilot
Leon Johnson ...
Himself - Group Commander (as General Leon Johnson)
Curtis LeMay ...
Himself - Divisional Commander (as General Curtis Le May)
Hamish Mahaddie ...
Himself - R.A.F. Bomber Command Pathfinder (as Group Captain Hamish Mahaddie)
William Reid ...
Himself
John Rogan ...
Himself - Navigator / Bombardier
Werner Schroer ...
Himself - Day Fighter Leader
Albert Speer ...
Himself - Minister of Armaments
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Himself - Squadron Commander
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While the British continue to rely on night bombing the American forces attempt to use more dangerous but more precise daylight bombing to interdict German military production and crush the national will.

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23 January 1974 (UK)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Laurence Olivier - Narrator: [On American tactics] Early raids into France seemed to bare out the American optimisim. Later, over Germany, it was a different story.
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