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The World at War

Laurence Olivier narrates the landmark 26-part British documentary series telling the story of World War II, profiling its main campaigns and highlighting the human cost on all sides of the conflict.

Show Info

Network: United Kingdom ITV1 (1973 - 1974)
Schedule: Wednesdays at 21:00 (60 min)
Status: Ended
Show Type: Documentary
Genres: WarHistory
Episodes ordered: 26 episodes

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Episode 1x26; May 8, 1974

For many the Second World War was the most significant experience of their lives. Survivors relate memories of World War II and remember the millions of combatants and civilians killed. Heartbreaking first hand remembrances from a vast array of survi

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x26: RememberMay 8, 1974
1x25: Reckoning (1945...and after)May 1, 1974
1x24: The Bomb (February - September 1945)Apr 24, 1974
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Extra Details

Also known as:
  • Die Welt im Krieg (Germany Germany)
  • Мир в войне (Russian Federation Russian Federation)
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