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The world at war [videorecording] / producer, Jeremy Issacs ; in co-operation with the Imperial War Museum ; Thames Television.

Contributor(s): Isaacs, Jeremy, 1932- [pro, aus] | Ragget, Hugh [drt] | Ascherson, Neal [aus] | Elstein, David [drt, pro, aus] | Thompson, Laurence [aus] | Batty, Peter [aus, pro] | Tiffin, Peter [drt] | Kuehl, Jerome [aus, pro] | Darlow, Michael [pro, drt] | Childs, Ted [drt, pro] | Mallalieu, J. P. W. (Joseph Percival W.), 1908-1980 [aus] | Douglas-Home, Charles, 1937- [aus] | Shephard, Ben, 1948- [pro] | Wheeler, David [aus] | Pett, John, producer/director [pro, drt] | Williams, John [aus] | Whitehead, Phillip [pro] | Calder, Angus [aus] | Bloomberg, Charles, d. 1985 [aus] | Hood, Stuart [aus] | Browne, Courtney, 1915- [aus] | Farr, Raye [pro] | Afriat, Alan [pro] | Olivier, Laurence, 1907-1989 [nrt] | Porter, Eric, 1928-1995 [nrt] | Junge, Gertraud [ive] | Fuchida, Mitsuo, 1902-1976 [ive] | Hiss, Alger [ive] | Thames Television, ltd | Imperial War Museum (Great Britain) | A & E Home Video (Firm) | New Video Group.
Material type: FilmFilmPublisher: New York : A & E Home Video : Distributed by New Video, [2004]ISBN: 0767065751 (set); 9780767065757 (set); 076706576X (v. 1); 9780767065764 (v. 1); 0767065778 (v. 2); 9780767065771 (v. 2); 0767065786 (v. 3); 9780767065788 (v. 3); 0767065794 (v. 4); 9780767065795 (v. 4); 0767065808 (v. 5); 9780767065801 (v. 5); 0767065816 (v. 6); 9780767065818 (v. 6); 0767065824 (v .7); 9780767065825 (v .7); 0767065832 (v. 8); 9780767065832 (v. 8); 0767065840 (v. 9); 9780767065849 (v. 9); 0767065859 (v. 10); 9780767065856 (v. 10); 0767065867 (v. 11); 9780767065863 (v. 11).Uniform titles: World at war (Television program) Subject(s): World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France | World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Great Britain | World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Ocean | World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Africa, North | Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941 | Stalingrad, Battle of, Volgograd, Russia, 1942-1943 | Genocide | Germany -- History -- 1933-1945 | Japan -- History -- 1926-1945 | Hiroshima-shi (Japan) -- History -- Bombardment, 1945DDC classification: 940.53
Contents:
New Germany 1933-39 / directed by Hugh Ragget; written by Neal Ascherson; Distant war: September 1939-May 1940 / produced and directed by David Elstein; written by Laurence Thompson; France falls: May-June 1940 / written & produced by Peter Batty; The world at war: the making of the series / Thames Television ; director, Peter Tiffin Alone: May 1940-May 1941 / produced & directed by David Elstein; written by Laurence Thompson; Barbarossa: June-December 1941 / written & produced by Peter Batty; Banzai!: Japan 1931-1942 / written & produced by Peter Batty; On our way: U.S.A. 1939-1942 / written & produced by Peter Batty -- Desert: North Africa 1940-1943 / written & produced by Peter Batty; Stalingrad: June 1942-February 1943 / directed by Hugh Raggett; written by Jerome Kuehl; Wolf pack: U-boats in the Atlantic 1939-1944 / produced & directed by Ted Childs; written by J.P.W. Mallalieu; Red star: the Soviet Union 1941-1943 / produced & directed by Martin Smith; written by Neal Ascherson -- Whirlwind: bombing Germany September 1939-April 1944 / produced & directed by Ted Childs; written by Charles Douglas Home; Tough old gut: Italy November 1942-June 1944 / produced by Ben Shephard; written by David Wheeler; It's a lovely day tomorrow: Burma 1942-1944 / produced & directed by John Pett; written by John Williams Home fires: Britain 1940-1944 / produced by Phillip Whitehead; written by Angus Calder-- Inside the Reich: Germany 1940-44 / produced by Phillip Whitehead; written by Neal Ascherson; Morning: June-August 1944 / produced & directed by John Pett; written by John Williams; Occupation: Holland 1940-1944 / produced & directed by Michael Darlow; written by Charles Bloomberg ; Pincers: August 1944-March 1945 / written & produced by Peter Batty -- Genocide: 1941-1945 / produced & directed by Michael Darlow; written by Charles Bloomberg; Nemesis: Germany February-May 1945 / produced & directed by Martin Smith; written by Stuart Hood; Japan: 1941-45 / directed by Hugh Raggett; written by Courtney Browne; Pacific: February 1942-July 1945 / produced & directed by John Pett; written by David Wheeler-- Bomb: February-September 1945 / written & produced by David Elstein; Reckoning: 1945 ... and after / written & produced by Jerome Kuehl; Remember / written & produced by Jeremy Issacs -- Hitler's Germany: the people's community 1933-1939 / written by Jerome Kuehl ; produced by Raye Farr Hitler's Germany: total war 1939-1945 / written by Jerome Kuehl ; produced by Raye Farr y The two deaths of Adolf Hitler / produced & directed by Martin Smith Secretary to Hitler / Traudl Junge speaks to Michael Darlow, producer, Susan McConachy Warrior / produced by Alan Afriat; From war to peace / produced by Jerome Kuehl Final solution, pt. 1 / written & directed by Michael Darlow Final solution, pt. 2 / written & directed by Michael Darlow Making the series (a 30th anniversary retrospective) Experiences of war
Production Credits: Narrator, Laurence Olivier ; music, Carl Davis ; editor, Alan Afriat ... [et al.] ; narrator (v. 8 & 10), Eric Porter.
Interviews with: Traudl Junge, Mitsuo Fuchida, Alger Hiss.Summary: "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 - and spine-tingling, first-hand accounts to an already unforgettable experience."--Container.
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Originally broadcast in 1974; bonus documentaries produced between 1974-2004.

Bonus documentaries have note: "The world at war : a special presentation."

Special features: disc 1: The making of the series; disc 11: The history of 'The world at war'; biographies; gallery of photos from the Imperial War Museum collection. Discs 8-11 contain bonus documentaries, compiled from interviews and archive materials gathered for the series World at war.

v. 1. (205 min.) New Germany 1933-39 / directed by Hugh Ragget; written by Neal Ascherson; Distant war: September 1939-May 1940 / produced and directed by David Elstein; written by Laurence Thompson; France falls: May-June 1940 / written & produced by Peter Batty; The world at war: the making of the series / Thames Television ; director, Peter Tiffin (ca. 48 min. ; 1989) -- v. 2. (210 min.) Alone: May 1940-May 1941 / produced & directed by David Elstein; written by Laurence Thompson; Barbarossa: June-December 1941 / written & produced by Peter Batty; Banzai!: Japan 1931-1942 / written & produced by Peter Batty; On our way: U.S.A. 1939-1942 / written & produced by Peter Batty -- v. 3. (210 min.) Desert: North Africa 1940-1943 / written & produced by Peter Batty; Stalingrad: June 1942-February 1943 / directed by Hugh Raggett; written by Jerome Kuehl; Wolf pack: U-boats in the Atlantic 1939-1944 / produced & directed by Ted Childs; written by J.P.W. Mallalieu; Red star: the Soviet Union 1941-1943 / produced & directed by Martin Smith; written by Neal Ascherson -- v. 4. (209 min.) Whirlwind: bombing Germany September 1939-April 1944 / produced & directed by Ted Childs; written by Charles Douglas Home; Tough old gut: Italy November 1942-June 1944 / produced by Ben Shephard; written by David Wheeler; It's a lovely day tomorrow: Burma 1942-1944 / produced & directed by John Pett; written by John Williams Home fires: Britain 1940-1944 / produced by Phillip Whitehead; written by Angus Calder-- v. 5. (210 min.) Inside the Reich: Germany 1940-44 / produced by Phillip Whitehead; written by Neal Ascherson; Morning: June-August 1944 / produced & directed by John Pett; written by John Williams; Occupation: Holland 1940-1944 / produced & directed by Michael Darlow; written by Charles Bloomberg ; Pincers: August 1944-March 1945 / written & produced by Peter Batty -- v. 6. (206 min.) Genocide: 1941-1945 / produced & directed by Michael Darlow; written by Charles Bloomberg; Nemesis: Germany February-May 1945 / produced & directed by Martin Smith; written by Stuart Hood; Japan: 1941-45 / directed by Hugh Raggett; written by Courtney Browne; Pacific: February 1942-July 1945 / produced & directed by John Pett; written by David Wheeler-- v. 7. (154 min.) Bomb: February-September 1945 / written & produced by David Elstein; Reckoning: 1945 ... and after / written & produced by Jerome Kuehl; Remember / written & produced by Jeremy Issacs -- v. 8. (199 min.) Bonus documentaries: Hitler's Germany: the people's community 1933-1939 / written by Jerome Kuehl ; produced by Raye Farr (ca. 74 min.; 1976); Hitler's Germany: total war 1939-1945 / written by Jerome Kuehl ; produced by Raye Farr (ca. 76 min.; 1976); y The two deaths of Adolf Hitler / produced & directed by Martin Smith (ca. 46 min.; 1975) -- v. 9. (96 min.) Secretary to Hitler / Traudl Junge speaks to Michael Darlow, producer, Susan McConachy (ca. 23 min. ; 1974); Warrior / produced by Alan Afriat; (ca. 49 min. ; 1975); From war to peace / produced by Jerome Kuehl (ca. 23 min. ; 1975?) -- v. 10. (185 min.) Final solution, pt. 1 / written & directed by Michael Darlow (ca. 95 min. ; 1975) Final solution, pt. 2 / written & directed by Michael Darlow (ca. 89 min. ; 1975) -- v. 11. (184 min.) Making the series (a 30th anniversary retrospective) (ca. 123 min. ; 2004?); Experiences of war (ca. 58 min. ; 2004?); special features.

Narrator, Laurence Olivier ; music, Carl Davis ; editor, Alan Afriat ... [et al.] ; narrator (v. 8 & 10), Eric Porter.

Interviews with: Traudl Junge, Mitsuo Fuchida, Alger Hiss.

"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 - and spine-tingling, first-hand accounts to an already unforgettable experience."--Container.

MPAA rating: Not rated.

DVD, NTSC; region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital stereo.

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