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Apocalypse: The Second World War 

Apocalypse - La 2ème guerre mondiale (original title)
Apocalypse: The Second World War(2009) is a six-part French documentary about the Second World War. The documentary is composed exclusively of actual footage of the war as filmed by war ... See full summary »
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 Narrator (6 episodes, 2009)
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 Himself (archive footage) (6 episodes, 2009)
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 Narrator (english version) (6 episodes, 2009)
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 Himself (archive footage) (5 episodes, 2009)
Charles de Gaulle ...
 Himself (archive footage) (5 episodes, 2009)
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 Himself (archive footage) (5 episodes, 2009)
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 Himself (archive footage) (5 episodes, 2009)
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 Himself (archive footage) (4 episodes, 2009)
Benito Mussolini ...
 Himself (archive footage) (3 episodes, 2009)
Erwin Rommel ...
 Himself (archive footage) (3 episodes, 2009)
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Apocalypse: The Second World War(2009) is a six-part French documentary about the Second World War. The documentary is composed exclusively of actual footage of the war as filmed by war correspondents, soldiers, resistance fighters and private citizens. The series is shown in color, with the black and white footage being fully colorized, save for some original color footage. The only exception to the treatment are most Holocaust scenes, which are presented in the original black and white. Written by My50ho

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Great WW2 films I haven't seen before
10 March 2012 | by (Beograd, Srbija) – See all my reviews

Maybe the story is not 100% complete, and maybe it gets a little confusing because so many things happen simultaneously throughout the world, so it's understandable that they didn't cover every single aspect and that it's a little too much "French biased", after all it is a French documentary. For example they didn't cover the Balkans at all, and there was one of the most complicated situations in the whole WW2. Maybe not the most important, but certainly interesting, especially in Yugoslavia, where there was in effect a three-way civil war under Nazi occupation, between royalists, communists and quislings going on simultaneously with the armed resistance to Nazis. So that in itself is a situation that would require it's own documentary, and I can see that the authors maybe did not wan't to get into explaining those difficult circumstances when it may take too much time. But the sheer amount of film material shown, that I've never seen before, is astonishing to say the least. I watched every episode eyes wide open. And it's that WW2 video material itself that makes this documentary worth having in one's collection.


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