A look at both World Wars and what the biggest names in history did during each war and the time in between.
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Series cast summary:
Mike Adler Mike Adler ...  Hitlers cook / ... 3 episodes, 2014
Daniel Martin Berkey Daniel Martin Berkey ...  The Elder General Douglas MacArthur / ... 3 episodes, 2014
Michael Almy Michael Almy ...  Dough Boy / ... 3 episodes, 2014
James William Barker James William Barker ...  Prime Minister Chamberlain's Aid 3 episodes, 2014
Ian Beyts ...  Winston Churchill 3 episodes, 2014
David Mitchum Brown ...  Harry S. Truman 3 episodes, 2014
C. Conrad Cady ...  Vladimir Ilyich Lenin 3 episodes, 2014
Robyn A. Cole ...  Hitler's Butler / ... 3 episodes, 2014
Wim De Groof Wim De Groof ...  Field marshal German army (2014) 3 episodes, 2014
Dean Gosdin ...  Franklin Delano Roosevelt / ... 3 episodes, 2014
Don Hartman ...  General George Patton 3 episodes, 2014
Jonathan Hartman ...  Benito Mussolini 3 episodes, 2014
Maximilian Klas ...  Young Hitler 3 episodes, 2014
Jody Matzer ...  Hitler General #1 3 episodes, 2014
Don Meehan ...  Charles DeGaulle 3 episodes, 2014
Michael Perrie Jr. Michael Perrie Jr. ...  Young DeGaulle 3 episodes, 2014
Jacopo Rampini ...  Young Stalin 3 episodes, 2014
Jeremy Renner ...  Narrator 3 episodes, 2014
Nabil Vinas ...  Young Mussolini 3 episodes, 2014
Tom Vickers Tom Vickers ...  Young Churchill 2 episodes, 2014
Gary Ayash ...  WWI Treaty of Versailles French Delegate / ... 2 episodes, 2014
Joseph Scott Barbarino ...  Joseph Stalin 2 episodes, 2014
Matt Dearman ...  Young Patton 2 episodes, 2014
Prescott Hathaway Prescott Hathaway ...  Young MacArthur 2 episodes, 2014
John Hooper John Hooper ...  Extra 2 episodes, 2014
Donald Imm ...  Luftwaffe General 2 episodes, 2014
Torsten Kellar ...  Baumann 2 episodes, 2014
Greg Lang ...  Pres. Roosevelt's Aide 2 episodes, 2014
Steven Mackintosh ...  Narrated by 2 episodes, 2014
Ken Mattson Ken Mattson ...  German Soldier / ... 2 episodes, 2014
Kevin McKillip Kevin McKillip ...  Young FDR / ... 2 episodes, 2014
Peter Muggleworth Peter Muggleworth ...  Hitler's WWI Drill Sergeant 2 episodes, 2014
Koji Ohashi Koji Ohashi ...  Young Hideki Tojo 2 episodes, 2014
Isao Ota Isao Ota ...  Hideki Tojo 2 episodes, 2014
Hugh Scully ...  Adolf Hitler / ... 2 episodes, 2014
Matthew Sims Matthew Sims ...  Winston Churchills Admiralty Aide 2 episodes, 2014
Dan Verkman Dan Verkman ...  German Workers Party Member / ... 2 episodes, 2014
Kurt Vogelsang ...  German General 2 episodes, 2014
Richard Walz Sr. Richard Walz Sr. ...  SS General 2 episodes, 2014
Sewell Whitney ...  General George Marshall 2 episodes, 2014
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The World Wars tells the story of three decades of war told through the eyes of various men who were its key players: Roosevelt, Hitler, Patton, Mussolini, Churchill, Tojo, DeGaulle and MacArthur. The series examines the two wars as one contiguous timeline starting in 1914 and concluding in 1945 with these unique individuals coming of age in World War I before ultimately calling the shots in World War II. Written by Jiilo_Kim

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Trivia

The actor who plays General Douglas MacArthur (Daniel Michael Berkey) is the same actor from another History Channel production, The Men Who Built America. He plays JP Morgan's father, Junius. See more »

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Hitler didn't commit suicide alone, Eva Braun was with him. See more »

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Teaching BAD history
29 May 2014 | by sickneeleSee all my reviews

It was bad enough that Chamberlain is shown flying to Germany in a Lancaster bomber, a plane that did not exist at the time, but the true problem was the fact that they showed just Chamberlain and Hitler discussing the fate of the Sudetenland, nobody from France, nobody from Italy.

The statement was made at one point that French and English troops were stationed in the Rhineland when, in 1936, Hitler sent troops in to that area. The British and French troops left in 1930.

The Japanese did not go to war in the 1930's because they had been snubbed at Versailles, they got all of the German possessions in the Pacific at Versailles. That is hardly a snub.

The US did not enter WWI because of the Zimmerman telegram, but because Germany announced unrestricted submarine warfare would resume.

There is plenty more but I could not stand to watch all of it. I turned it off about halfway through.


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