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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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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

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14 September 1973 (USA) See more »

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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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Albert Speer's testimony in the series is now considered highly unreliable. Speer considerably downplayed his involvement in Nazi atrocities. After his death a letter he wrote in December 1971 proved he had full knowledge of the Holocaust throughout its course, despite his repeated public denials. See more »

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References Henry V (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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