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The World at War 

A groundbreaking 26-part documentary series narrated by the actor Laurence Olivier about the deadliest conflict in history, World War II.
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1974   1973  
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Laurence Olivier ...  Himself - Narrator 26 episodes, 1973-1974
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A multi-volumed documentary mini-series, "The World at War" covers the entire history of World War II from the causes of the 1920s to the aftermath of the Cold War in the 1950s. Emphasis is also placed on several inside story episodes, where events are covered which occurred inside Germany and Japan such as resistance to Hitler, life in general under a dictatorial regime, and particular emphasis is focused on the Jewish Holocaust. Written by Anthony Hughes <husnock31@hotmail.com>

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UK

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English | German | French | Japanese

Release Date:

14 September 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Welt im Krieg See more »

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(26 episodes)

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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The joint German-Soviet invasion of Poland was agreed in the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact on 23 August 1939. Adolf Hitler could only invade Poland if Joseph Stalin did as well, otherwise Germany risked fighting a two-front war in 1939 before it had sufficiently rearmed. Stalin waited until 17 September before launching his invasion, knowing France and the British Empire would be unable to declare war on the Soviet Union as well as Germany. See more »

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Features Theresienstadt (1944) See more »

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The most authoritative Second World War documentary series
4 September 1998 | by VarlaamSee all my reviews

Certainly any others I have seen pale in comparison. The series gives balanced coverage to all theatres of operation. No one country is given undue credit for the Allied victory. Laurence Olivier brings great weight and dignity to his role as narrator.


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