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World at War - 26 Episode Series Collection (1974)

Cast: Laurence Olivier, Laurence Olivier
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Rating: Not Rated
Studio: HBO Home Video
Genre: Documentary, Military
Languages: English
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This title is currently out of print.

Synopses
World at War - 26 Episode Series Collection (Disc 1 of 5) (1974)
This video is volume one in the 26-volume World at War series that chronicles the history of World War II. Originally appearing on television in 1974, the popular show was hosted by Laurence Olivier. In this first episode, the producers show the terrible cost of the war -- worldwide devastation and the deaths of 55 million people. The program examines the politics and economy of Germany that brought forth the Nazi Party and the leadership of Adolf Hitler. ~ Rose of Sharon Winter, All Movie Guide

World at War - 26 Episode Series Collection (Disc 2 of 5) (1974)
This video is part six in the 26-volume World at War series that chronicles the history of World War II. Hosted by Laurence Olivier, the programs originally aired on television in 1974. In this episode, the story of Japanese aggression leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor is told. Archival film footage shows the Nanking Massacre, as well as events in the Philippines, Singapore, and Hawaii. ~ Rose of Sharon Winter, All Movie Guide

World at War - 26 Episode Series Collection (Disc 3 of 5) (1974)
This video is part-11 in the 26-volume World at War series that chronicles the history of World War II. The award winning television series, narrated by Laurence Olivier, first aired in 1974. In this volume, the long and dreadful battle between the German and Soviet armies is documented. The death toll to the Russian people stood at over 20 million lives. ~ Rose of Sharon Winter, All Movie Guide

World at War - 26 Episode Series Collection (Disc 4 of 5) (1974)
This video is part 16 in the 26-volume World at War series that chronicles the history of World War II. The programs, narrated by Laurence Olivier, originally aired on television in 1974. This volume examines life inside Germany during the war years from 1940-1944. It shows how the German people were lulled into thinking that their war was won, after early victories in Europe. As the tide began to turn, Hitler's support eroded, and discontent grew. ~ Rose of Sharon Winter, All Movie Guide

World at War - 26 Episode Series Collection (Disc 5 of 5) (1974)
Part of The World at War series, which chronicles the events of World War II, featuring interviews with military leaders and ordinary people alike, The World at War, Volume 21: Nemesis takes viewers to the weakened front lines of Germany. As the Royal Air Force and the United States Air Force bomb daily, Allied prisoners taste freedom and German soldiers are taken prisoner by the truckload. Meanwhile, a suicidal Adolf Hitler decides to marry his sweetheart Eva Braun before ending his massively destructive life. ~ Betsy Boyd, All Movie Guide

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WW II The Human point of view by jockodog3 August 10, 2005 - 10:56 AM PDT
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This series is excellent throughout. Sir Lawrence Olivier's narraction is moving. I would recommend it to all.

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