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Below is a complete The World at War episode list that spans the show's entire TV run. Photos from the individual The World at War episodes are listed along with the The World at War episode names when available, as are the dates of the original airing of the episode. The World at War episodes from every season can be seen below, along with fun facts about who directed the episodes, the stars of the and sometimes even information like shooting locations and original air dates. Everything from “Stalingrad (June 1942–February 1943)” to “Wolfpack: U-Boats in the North Atlantic (1939–1943)” is included on this list. Are you remembering a funny scene but can't think of the name that the The World at War episode is from? Scroll below and you'll find what you're looking for.

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Genocide Mar 27 1974 - "Genocide" is episode 20 of the 1973 Thames Television documentary series The World at War. It contains first-person testimonies concerning the Holocaust, and features film footage and ...more

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A New Germany Oct 31 1973 - "A New Germany" is the first episode of the 1973 Thames Television documentary series The World at War, narrated by Laurence Olivier. It covers Germany from 1933 to 1939 and includes ...more

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Distant War Nov 07 1973

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Who Won World War II

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Hitler's Germany: The People's Community (1933 - 1939) Dec 09 2002 - The harsh outcome of the First World War left Germany ripe for Adolf Hitler and his Nazi party's swift rise to power, promising a devastated nation's return to international prominence. See how ...more

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Auschwitz Part 1

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Outtakes and Extras - Part 1

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From War to Peace Dec 09 2002 - Renowned historian Stephen Ambrose examines the aftermath of World War II. Was peace truly gained? Or did a new war with weapons of policy take its place?

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Making the Series: A 30th Anniversary Retrospective Nov 09 2006 - In this 2 hour 30th Anniversary retrospective, we commemorate the original 1973 broadcast with new interviews with the makers of the programme.

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Heaven and Hell The Making of The World at War.

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Auschwitz Part 2

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Experiences of War Previously unseen and extended interviews from The World at War film archives held at the Imperial War Museum.

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Secretary to Hitler Dec 09 2002 - Traudl Junge found herself in Berlin during the war because she wanted to be a ballet dancer. A friend told her about a job vacancy in Hitler's chancellery; she applied for it and looking like ...more

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The Two Deaths of Adolf Hitler Dec 09 2002 - Years after his death, mystery still surrounds the circumstances under which Adolf Hitler ended his life. Did he die from a self-inflicted gunshot? Or did he swallow cyanide with his recent ...more

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Warrior Dec 09 2002 - Reflections of men at war compiled from interviews and archive film obtained for The World at War series. A measured and decidedly unromantic look at the heat of battle, WARRIOR weaves together ...more

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The Making of The World at War Series This is a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the individuals, the technology, and the historical resources that made this examination of World War II such a powerful and unforgettable visual ...more

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Outtakes and Extras - Part 2

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The Final Solution: Part 1 Dec 09 2002 - Examining the growth of the Nazi racial doctrines from their origins to 1939, we see the terrifying and unforgettable stories as told by death camp survivors and also compelling interviews with ...more

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Hitler's Germany: Total War (1939 - 1945) Dec 09 2002 - Continuing the in-depth look at Hitler's regime through the lives of ordinary citizens, this special presentation shows how they coped with mass bombing, invasion and ultimately defeat.

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The Final Solution: Part 2 Dec 09 2002 - Archive photographs and shocking footage filmed by the Nazis themselves, capture the full horror of Germany's systematic extermination of millions of Jews and other non-Aryan civilians. ...more

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Restoring the World at War the “Restoring The World at War” featurette shows how the documentary was treated with high-definition picture and surround sound to make the series stand out like never before. High-definition ...more

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A New Germany (1933–1939) Oct 31 1973 - 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…

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Distant War (September 1939–May 1940) Nov 07 1973 - 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 ...more

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France Falls (May–June 1940) Nov 14 1973 - France discovers it is woefully unprepared for modern warfare as the Nazi war machine easily skirts around the Maginot Line. Britain retreats and prepares for invasion.

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Alone: the Battle of Britain (May 1940–May 1941) Nov 21 1973 - After Dunkirk, Britain faces the German onslaught. Although the Rap wins the Battle of Britain, the cities are blitzed and on the continent the last Allies are conquered. The outlook is grim.

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Barbarossa (June–December 1941) Nov 28 1973 - Hitler at last turns his tanks towards Russia. After a succession of devastating victories, the Germans delay and the fierce Russian winter takes a grip.

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Banzai: Japan Strikes (1931–1942) Dec 05 1973 - At war since 1931 on the Chinese mainland, the Japanese hope for easy victories over the British and Dutch. And then on December 7th 1941, Japan makes their infamous attack on Pearl Harbour.

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On Our Way: America Enters the War (1939–1942) Dec 12 1973 - Americans are divided between fighting the Japanese and the Nazis. Hitler solves the problem by declaring war on the U.S.A.

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Desert: the War in North Africa (1940–1943) Dec 19 1973 - For 2 years the 8th Army and Rommel's Afrika Corps fight in the wastes of North Africa. Finally the tide turns at El Alamein.

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Wolfpack: U-Boats in the North Atlantic (1939–1943) Jan 16 1974 - In a war of high technology and animal courage, the German U-Boats fight Allied merchantmen, hounding them in packs.

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Red Star: the Soviet Union (1941–1943) Jan 23 1974 - For two years the Soviet Army fights the Germans almost alone. After one of the greatest land battles in history, the nation survives and triumphs - but with a loss of no less than twenty ...more

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Whirlwind: Bombing Germany (September 1939–April 1944) Jan 30 1974 - Bomber Command begin bombing German cities by night and the Americans reinforce the attacks by day; a whirlwind of terror and destruction that will win the war.

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Tough Old Gut: Italy Feb 06 1974 - Churchill called Italy the 'soft underbelly of the crocodile' and thought the Allies could cut through it to the heart of Germany. By the soft underbelly turned out to be a 'tough old gut'.

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It's a Lovely Day Tomorrow: Burma (1942–1943) Feb 13 1974 - Vera Lynn sang of a lovely day tomorrow, but the war in Burma was mud and monsoon. Britain's largest army learned to master the jungle and fought the Japanese to standstill.

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Home Fires: Britain (1940–1944) Feb 20 1974 - Finding strength in unity at home in Britain during the war, it was a time of gas masks, Winston Churchill, Dig for Victory, evacuation, George Formby, the Land Army, ITMA, the Squander Bug and ...more

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Inside the Reich: Germany (1940–1944) Feb 27 1974 - Initial victory in Europe turns sour after the defeat at Stalingrad, yet Germany prepares to fight to the end - even after an assignation attempt on the Führer.

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Morning: Normandy Invasion (June–August 1944) Mar 06 1974 - The Western Allies resolve to invade Europe. England becomes a floating supply dump and the British and Americans assemble the largest invasion fleet in history. It is June 6th 1944 - D Day.

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Occupation: Holland (1940–1944) Mar 13 1974 - Through a neutral country, Holland is attacked by Germany without warning in 1940. During the next four years, life carries on seemingly without incident, but underneath resistance never dies.

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Pincers (August 1944–March 1945) Mar 20 1974 - The end of the war appears close at hand with the liberation of Paris in 1944, but the British and Americans disagree on how to advance. Meanwhile, Poland suffers devastating losses to achieve ...more

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Genocide (1941–1945) Mar 27 1974 - The Nazi's are racist; the Aryans are a master race, others, particularly the Jews are sub-human. Himmler's SS sets about ridding Europe of millions of Jews.

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Nemesis (February–May 1945) Apr 03 1974 - Hitler retreats to the Fuhrer bunker is Berlin as Germany crumbles around him and his lieutenants abandon him to a fate of suicide. Meanwhile, the Russians raise the red flag in Berlin.

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Japan (1941–1945) Apr 10 1974 - Initially apprehensive about the outcome of declaring war, the Japanese quickly turn to celebration with early victory. In the end, their worst fears are unimaginably exceeded.

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Pacific - The Island to Island War (February 1942–July 1945) Apr 17 1974 - The Americans fight their way across the Pacific towards Japan and the Phillipines. Perhaps the bloodiest campaign of all, each island has to be taken by storm and the Japanese fight to the last

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The Atomic Bomb (February–September 1945) Apr 24 1974 - Western scientists have developed a new, immensely powerful weapon - the atomic bomb. On August 6th 1945, the Enola Gay delivers the world's first atomic bomb to Hiroshima. The world would be ...more

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Reckoning (April 1945) May 01 1974 - The war ends slowly and messily. Britain is victorious but exhausted and the super-powers confront each other as they decide the fate of Europe.

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Remember May 08 1974 - For many the Second World War was the most significant experience of their lives. Heartbreaking first hand remembrances from a vast array of survivors on both sides of the war.

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Tough Old Gut: Italy (1943 - 1944) Jan 30 1974 - Churchill called Italy the 'soft underbelly of the crocodile' and thought the Allies could cut through it to the heart of Germany. By the soft underbelly turned out to be a 'tough old gut'.

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The Making Of The making of 'The World At War'

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Stalingrad (June 1942–February 1943) Jan 09 1974 - Hitler's early successes in Russia made him reckless and he resolves to capture Stalingrad. The battle lasts six months with the Russians emerging as victors. The Wehrmacht never recovers.