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The World at War (1973-75)
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THE WORLD AT WAR
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Thames Television Production
for  the ITV network (UK)
Executive Producer Jeremy Isaacs
Associate Producer Jerome Kuehl

UK World War II Documentary series 1973-75 26 episodes x 60 min

A history of World War II (1939-45)
In co-operation with The Imperial War Museum

Narrated by Laurence Olivier

music by Carl Davis
historical adviser Dr. Noble Frankland DFC
archive sources :-
Bundesarchiv - Koblenz
EMI Pathe
Franklin D. Roosevelt Library
Movietone
National Archives - Washington
US Air Force - Visnews
Nichiei - Tokyo
processing by Humphries Laboratories

film editor Jeff Harvey
film research Raye Farr, Michael Fox, John Rowe
camera Peter Lang and Ray Seisman

sound Kieth Barber, Basil Rootes, Ron Thomas
dubbing editor Bob Harvey
dubbing mixer Freddie Slade

supervising film editor Alan Afriat
laboratory liaison Roger Chiney
script associate Jerome Kuell
unit manager Liz Sutherland

Premise:
This 26 episode definitive history of World War II took a 50-strong team
at Thames nearly four years to complete, at a cost of 1 Million Pounds.
It has been shown in more than 87 countries - including Germany and Japan.
A book based on the series, written by Mark Arnold Foster, has been
translated into 14 languages and has sold more than half a million copies.
In 1974 the series won an 'Emmy' award for "Outstanding Documentary
Achievement". It also received "The George Polk Memorial Award for
Most Outstanding Documentary on American Television" and "The National
Television Critics' Award for The Best Documentary Series".
In 1976 Episode 20 "Genocide" won a Silver Award at the World Jewish
Film and TV Festival.

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[01] The World at War: A NEW GERMANY 1933-39
airdate 31Oct73
 w. Neal Ascherson p. Hugh Raggett
The rise of the Nazis during the thirties, and how Germany
looked to one man - Adolph Hitler - for a resurgence of hope and dignity.

[02] The World at War: DISTANT WAR 1939-40
airdate 7Nov73
 w.Laurence Thompson p. David Elstein 7 November 1973
An uneasy calm settles on Britain while the full force of the
Nazi War machine and its reign of terror was rolling through Eastern Europe.

[03] The World at War: FRANCE FALLS May-June 1940
airdate 14Nov73
 w. Peter Batty p. Peter Batty
Because of the French reliance on outdated battle techniques, the
Germans forces met with little effective resistance and they
found themselves in Paris within six weeks.

[04] The World at War: ALONE: Britain May 1940-June 1941
airdate 21Nov73
 w.Laurence Thompson p. David Elstein 21 November 1973
When Britain stood alone against Germany, Winston Churchill
rallied the British nation with his finest hour.
After Dunkirk, Britain faced a German onslaught.

[05] The World at War: BARBAROSSA
airdate 28Nov73
 w.Peter Batty p. Peter Batty
The Germans turned their tanks towards Russia and crushed all
before them with devastating speed in the early stages of the
battle before mud and the fierce cold took cold.

[06] The World at War: BANZAI: JAPAN STRIKES
airdate 5Dec73
 w.Peter Batty p. Peter Batty
The Japanese attack Pearl Harbor, and the US are shocked into joining the war.

[07] The World at War: ON OUR WAY: AMERICA ENTERS THE WAR
airdate 12Dec73
 w.Peter Batty p.Peter Batty
(no synopsis available)

[08] The World at War: DESERT: THE WAR IN NORTH AFRICA
airdate 19Dec73
 w.Peter Batty p. Peter Batty
General Montgomery's Desert Rats beat Rommel's Afrika Korps
across 600 miles of desert between Alexandria and Benghazi.

[09] The World at War: STALINGRAD
airdate 2Jan74
 w.Jerome Kuehl  /  p. Hugh Raggett
The Defeat of the German Army at Stalingrad.

[10] The World at War: WOLF PACK: U BOATS IN THE NORTH ATLANTIC (1939-43)
airdate 9Jan74
 written by J.P.W. Mallalieu  /  produced by Ted Childs
The battle between German U-boats and allied shipping.
Germany was attempting to starve Britain by attacking ships bringing supplies.

[11] The World at War: RED STAR: THE SOVIET UNION 1941-43
airdate 16Jan74
 w. Neal Ascherson /  p.Martin Smith
The high price the Soviet Union paid defending their country against Hitler.

[12] The World at War: WHIRLWIND
airdate 23Jan74
 w. Charles Douglas Home /  p. Ted Childs
Britain's revenge bombing on Germany which followed Hitler's blitz on Britain.

[13] The World at War: TOUGH OLD GUT: ITALY November 1942 to June 1944
airdate 30Jan74
 
produced by Ben Shephard
written by David Wheeks
w.David Wheeler /  p. Ben Shepherd
The allies attempted to cut through Italy amd make for the heart
of Germany. Progress North was hampered by the Italian winter.

[14] The World at War: IT'S A LOVELY DAY TOMORROW: BURMA 1942-1944
airdate 6Feb74
 produced and directed by John Pett
written by John Williams
How Britain's largest army learned to master the jungle conditions
of monsoon and mud and brought about defeat for the Japanese.

[15] The World at War: HOME FIRES: BRITAIN 1940-1944
airdate 13Feb74
 produced by Philip Whitehead  / written by Angus Calder
How Britain coped with the blitz. Life at home in Britain during
World War II was a time of gas masks, evacuations, the Squander Bug
and working women.

[16] The World at War: INSIDE THE REICH: GERMANY 1940-44
airdate 20Feb74
 w. Neal Ascherson / p. Phillip Whitehead
In Germany, opposition to the Reich culminates in an
assassination plot.

[17] The World at War: MORNING: June-August 1944
airdate 27Feb74
 produced and directed by John Pett / written by John Williams
6th June 1944 and the D-Day invasion on the beaches of Normandy.

[18] The World at War: OCCUPATION
airdate 13Mar74
produced by Michael Darlow / written by Charles Bloomberg
The four years that Holland endured under Nazi rule.

[19] The World at War: PINCERS
airdate 20Mar74
 Produced & Written by Peter Batty
The steady disintegration of the German War Machine following
the liberation of Paris.

[20] The World at War: GENOCIDE
airdate 27Mar74
 w.Charles Bloomburg / p. Michael Darlow
Fighting in the Phillippes

[21] The World at War: NEMESIS
airdate 3Apr74
 w.Stuart Hood  /  p.Martin Smith
The final stages of the war with Germany

[22] The World at War: JAPAN 1941-45
airdate 10Apr74
 w.Courtney Brown / p. Hugh Raggett

[23] The World at War: PACIFIC: THE ISLAND TO ISLAND WAR
airdate 17Apr74
 w. David Wheeler / p.John Pett
The battle for the Philippines.

[24] The World at War: THE BOMB
airdate 24Apr74
 w.David Elstein / p.David Elstein
The making of the atomic bomb.

[25] The World at War: RECKONING
airdate 1May74
 w.Jerome Kuehl / p.Jerome Kuehl
The end of the war.

[26] The World at War: REMEMBER
airdate 8May74
w.Jeremy Isaacs p.Jeremy Isaacs

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AUSCHWITZ - THE FINAL SOLUTION *****
a "World at War" Special
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Thames Television for ITV
1975  2 episodes x 90 min
The Final Solution - Part 1 - The World at War
The Final Solution - Part 2 - The World at War
The Final Solution - Part 3 - The World at War
The Final Solution - Part 4 - The World at War
The Final Solution - Part 5 - The World at War
The Final Solution - Part 6 - The World at War
The Final Solution - Part 7 - The World at War
The Final Solution - Part 8 - The World at War
The Final Solution - Part 9 - The World at War
Documentary narrated by Eric Porter
produced by Michael Darlow
associate producer Jerome Kuehl
 

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World War II: Lost  Color Archives
World War II: The Lost Color Archives (1/5)
World War II: The Lost Color Archives (2/5)
World War II: The Lost Color Archives (3/5)
World War II: The Lost Color Archives (4/5)
World War II: The Lost Color Archives (5/5)
 
Britain at War in Colour
Britain at War in Colour - 'The Darkest Hour' - part 1
Britain at War in Colour - 'The Darkest Hour' - part 2
Britain at War in Colour - 'The Darkest Hour' - part 3
Britain at War in Colour - 'The Darkest Hour' - part 4
Britain at War in Colour - 'The Darkest Hour' - part 5
Britain at War in Colour - 'The Darkest Hour' - part 6
Britain at War in Colour - 'The Darkest Hour' - part 7
Britain at War in Colour - 'The Darkest Hour' - part 8
Britain at War in Colour - 'The Darkest Hour' - part 9

Britain at War in Colour The Beginning of the End part 1
Britain at War in Colour The Beginning of the End part 2
Britain at War in Colour The Beginning of the End part 3
Britain at War in Colour The Beginning of the End part 4
Britain at War in Colour The Beginning of the End part 5
Britain at War in Colour The Beginning of the End part 6
Britain at War in Colour The Beginning of the End part 7
Britain at War in Colour The Beginning of the End part 8
Britain at War in Colour The Beginning of the End part 9

WW II : RARE COLOR FILM : D-DAY : JUNE 5TH 1944

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