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Apocalypse: The Second World War 

Apocalypse: La 2ème guerre mondiale (original title)
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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 ... See full summary »
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Mathieu Kassovitz ...  Narrator 6 episodes, 2009
Martin Sheen ...  Narrator (english version) 6 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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Available in three versions, each with a different narrator: French (Mathieu Kassovitz), American (Martin Sheen), and British (Jonathan Booth). See more »

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A revelation
5 February 2011 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

I watched this six-part documentary series when it was first shown on British television back in November 2010. I was absolutely blown away by it.

The main draw of this French-made series is the inclusion of colour film footage. The narration doesn't really tell us anything we don't already know about the war, but the colour footage, which plays constantly throughout the six hours, is tremendous and brings the era to life like never before.

Fairly wide-ranging in scope, this one covers the Nazi invasions, the Russian front, the British perspective and the War in the Pacific. I was moved, intrigued and came away feeling like I'd attended an extremely good history class on the subject.


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Official Sites:

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French

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8 September 2009 (France) See more »

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