World at War
was first broadcast 31st October 1973, when memories of the
Second World War were still clear in people's minds and the
war's veterans numerous. This unique television series was
able to assemble these recollections, together with archive
footage into one of the most powerful and successful historical
documentaries ever seen...
those of you who are unfamiliar with this series, don't be
put off by the year it was produced. A more enthralling, powerful
and, above all, informative work there is not. Thanks to a
stirring narration by Sir Laurence Olivier, high production
values, exhaustive research and interviews by those who were
there, each 50-minute episode stands as the definitive word
on the subject at hand. That 26 episodes were made in total
is an astonishing feat.
amount of research that has gone into this collection is amazing
and the end result is a well rounded view of arguably last
century's most important period.
collection has a total running time of 35 hours and 39 minutes
and contains all 26 episode - divided into five volumes which
are spread out over 11 discs.
special presentations; and a 3 hour 30th Anniversary disc
containing previously unseen interviews and retrospective
interviews with the original production team;
Imperial War Museum photo gallery; biographies; brief history
of The World at War; episode summaries; and speeches/songs
anyone who has even a mere interest in the history of World
War Two, this is a mandatory purchase.
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