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More than 35 years after its initial broadcast, THE WORLD AT WAR remains the definitive visual history of World War II. 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 Critics' Award for Best Documentary, and knighthood for its creator, Sir Jeremy Isaacs. Narrated by Academy Award winner Sir Laurence Olivier and painstakingly restored in 1080p high-definition (with newly-created 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio tracks), this is epic history at its absolute best.
Bonus Documentaries: The Making of the Series, Secretary to Hitler, The Two Deaths of Adolf Hitler, Warrior, Hitler s Germany: The People s Community 1933-1939, Hitler's Germany: Total War 1939-1945, The Final Solution: Parts 1 and 2, and From War to Peace
Making the Series A 30th Anniversary Feature-Length Retrospective
The Restoring of THE WORLD AT WAR a brand-new feature detailing the meticulous restoration process
The Making of THE WORLD AT WAR
Gallery of Photos from the Imperial War Museum Collection
Famous Songs, Speeches, Quotes and Maps
Spectacular!!!! The best money I ever spent on a video. If you like history, this one is a must have!! Consider this to be an investment, not an expense. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Michael R Gilbert
This has to be one of the most fact based documentary's ever made. The series aired in the early 70's. Read morePublished 9 days ago by The Purple Heart
Sadly, the images were mutilated by cutting off the top and bottom of frames so that they would be "widescreen"(16:9) instead of the approximately 4:3 format of the... Read morePublished 11 days ago by Tom Revere
Great series on WW2 love the autobiographies and the details.Published 14 days ago by Amazon Customer
This is probably the best documentary series regarding World War 2. Many interviews with high level people, and also a wide range of topics.Published 16 days ago by deeluke
Excellent documentary. I used it at the high school level.Published 19 days ago by Vincent G Boucher
I needed it for a class this semester and so far it has worked perfectly. Only thing is that the DVDs are not labeled by content , so if I'm searching for the section about the... Read morePublished 28 days ago by Hunter Mengel
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|Don't support fake widescreen||
No, indeed, since this was originally a made-for-television documentary, all of the footage would have been 4:3, not just the pre-widescreen-era images from the 1940s, because TV sets in the 1970s were all 4:3 fullscreen, not 16:9 widescreen.
But the British owners of the series, Freemantle... Read More
May 16, 2011 by Sean Greenwood | See all 8 posts
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Has The World at War Blu-ray version shown on The History Channel yet? or any plan to air them? Thanks.
Nov 18, 2010 by J. WANG | See all 3 posts
|World at war 2009 vs 30th anniversary||
What is the differences between the 5 disc set, and the 11 disc,and the 7 disc set?
Nov 27, 2012 by master1 | See all 2 posts
Are the subtitles strictly in English? Are there French subtitles?
Dec 22, 2012 by M. Rivest | See all 9 posts
|The World at War Blu-Ray....Black bars?||
No. The restorers changed the aspect ratio from 4x3 to 16x9. There are no black bars.
Nov 7, 2013 by John Smith | See all 4 posts
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