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More than 30 years after its initial broadcast, THE WORLD AT WAR remains the definitive visual history of World War II. Narrated by Academy Award winner Laurence Olivier and digitally re-mastered for DVD, this is epic history at its absolute best.
Unsurpassed in depth and scope, its 26 hour-long programs feature an extraordinary collection of newsreel, propaganda, and home-movie footage drawn from the archives of 18 nations, including color close-ups of Adolf Hitler taken by his mistress, that present an unvarnished perspective of the war's pivotal events. Penetrating interviews with eyewitness participants--from Hitler's secretary to Alger Hiss to ordinary citizens who stood outside the battle lines--add spine-tingling, first-hand accounts to an already unforgettable viewing experience.
Informative and unbiased, THE WORLD AT WAR is the recipient of numerous accolades, including an International Emmy Award, The National Television Critic's Award for Best Documentary, and knighthood for its creator, Sir Jeremy Isaacs.
One of the best WW2 documentaries I have ever seen. Each DVD highlighting another theater or aspect of the war.Published 2 days ago by Amazon Customer
A great WWII video; one of the best ever. It is a great and historical video for our generation to see and appreciate what our greatest generation dealt with!! Read morePublished 13 days ago by James M. Arndt
Very thorough examination of WWII with alot of original footage.Published 15 days ago by Amazon Customer
This is the complete history of World War 2. To the kids who wants to see what their Grandpa and Great Grandpa's did and what sacrifice watch DVD.Published 19 days ago by Kathy Benskin
A must have Classic for any history library covering the 20th Century.Published 20 days ago by Leland Osby
Perfect history lesson. Better than though stupid realty tv shows.Published 21 days ago by Richard Andrade
To me this is the best WWII series around. Pure awesome! I have watched this series at least 5 times. My favorite episodes are Stalingrad, Wolf Pack and Fall of France.Published 22 days ago by Sagan's Fire
Informative documentary about World War I, this is the series aired on TV. I enjoyed adding it to my collection.Published 23 days ago by A. Larkin
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|Question about the history channel dvd||
The HBO version which precedes the A&E by three years is 1920 min long vs. the A&E which is about an hour or so longer (note specs as listed on Amazon are misleading: the timing quoted for the A&E is only for the core documentary, to which you have to add about 8 hours of supplementary material;... Read More
Dec 26, 2009 by I. Martinez-Ybor | See all 6 posts
|Difference between the 30th Anniversary edition and the original DVD...||
The difference is simple: The 30th Anniversary Edition (PBS calls it "The Collector's Edition" -- same thing) contains over 3 hours of bonus material. You want this one, not the earlier version.
Aug 2, 2006 by James Goodfellow | See all 6 posts
|I Want to Know If The Set Has Closed Captions (CC), Than You||
Yes Sir it is denoted in the product description as having Closed Captions...
Oct 25, 2006 by Anonymous | See all 7 posts
|Blu-Ray version coming September 2010||
How do you know the original war footages were in 4:3? Maybe they had to be pan & scanned for the original video and now we are getting the full video?
Jul 9, 2010 by Amazon Customer | See all 8 posts
|English Closed Caption||
I just got this set for my dad and it does not have closed captions. Are you sure yours work?
Dec 19, 2006 by Duperdella | See all 9 posts
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