Rent The World at War: Part 1 (1973)

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7h 12min
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The story behind the production process and the challenges involved in summarising years of history and millions of feet of archive footage.

1. A New Germany: 1933 - 1939
Germany, a nation stricken by humiliating defeat and emerging from crippling economic depression, looks to one man for a resurgence of hope and dignity. That man is Adolf Hitler...
2. Distant War: September 1939 - May 1940
In Eastern Europe, the full force of the Nazi machine rolls on - but in Britain, an uneasy calm settles on the nation. It is the 'phoney' war, with the sound of distant guns thundering ominously on the horizon...
3. France Falls: May - June 1940
The French had made the disastrous mistake of preparing for another war like the First World War. Consequently, the French army are totally humiliated.
4. Alone in Britain: May 1940 - June 1941
After Dunkirk, Britain faces the German onslaught. Although the RAF wins the Battle of Britain, the cities are blitzed and on the Continent, the last allies are conquered. The outlook is grim...
5. Barbarossa: June - December 1941
Hitler at last turns his tanks towards Russia. After a succession of devastating victories, the Germans delay fatally, and the fierce Russian winter takes a grip...
6. Banzai: Japan Strikes: 1941 - 1942
The Japanese, at war since 1931 on the Chinese mainland, hope for easy victories over the British and Dutch. And then, on December 7th 1941, the infamous attack on Pearl Harbour...
7. On Our Way: America Enters The War: 1939 - 1942
"It was felt that Britain was trying to drag us in. There was even sentiment that England would fight to the last American" Norman Corwin, American Radio Journalist.
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Jeremy Isaacs, David Elstein, Peter Batty
Voiced By:
Sir Laurence Olivier
Narrated By:
Sir Laurence Olivier
Neal Ascherson, Laurence Thompson, Peter Batty
Fremantle Home Entertainment
British TV, TV Documentaries, TV Political
Release Date:
Run Time:
432 minutes
DVD Regions:
Region 0 (All)
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour and B & W
  • Animated Introductions with a 4 Screen Moving Menu
  • Imperial War Museum Photo Gallery
  • Character Biographies
  • Brief History of 'The World At War'
  • Episode Summaries
  • Speeches / Songs and Newsreels / Maps
Disc 1:
This disc includes the main feature part 1
- Special Features
Disc 2:
This disc includes the main feature part 2
- Special Features

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