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The World At War [11 DVD Box Set] DVD - now £16.95 delivered @ The Hut
The World At War [11 DVD Box Set] DVD - now £16.95 delivered @ The Hut

The World At War [11 DVD Box Set] DVD - now £16.95 delivered @ The Hut

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The World at War was first broadcast 31st October 1973, when memories of the Second World War were still clear in people's minds and the war's veterans numerous. This unique television series was able to assemble these recollections, together with archive footage into one of the most powerful and successful historical documentaries ever seen. The voices of those that fought, worked or watched during the Second World War gave each episode a vivid sense of what it was like to be there and was the hallmark of the series.
Over 30 years on, the series is still widely acknowledged to be the definitive history of the Second World War - the best of its kind.

This 35 1/2 hour 11 disco box set contains;
- Original 26 Episodes.
- 8 Special Presentations.
- 3 hour 30th Anniversary Disc containing previously unseen interviews and retrospective interviews with the original production team.

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Nice find, a great show for very little cash. :thumbsup:

Midge

Thanks for this. I've been waiting for some deals on this. My 11yr old son loves anything about WWII :thumbsup:

All young people and immigrants should watch this to understand our heritage, and the sacrifices and resolve we made in order to defeat national socialism and shape modern Europe.
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If there was a series "The World at Peace" I would buy it. Not really into War.

War, unfortunately, is the crucible of civilisation, and everyone should watch this to understand the sacrifices made by that generation in defeating the Germans and Japanese. Both nations' warlike tendencies have been fortunately curbed post-war, and their modern generations are horrified by what was done in their name. Unfortunately, another psychopath, Stalin, was able to run roughshod over Europe afterwards. Britain went to war to preserve Poland, yet Stalin pinched it in 1945. If this country hadn't stood firm in 1939, the Axis forces would indeed have dominated the world and it would have fallen, as Churchill put it, into the abyss. Our young people should take immense pride in what our forefathers did. Hot.

Fantastic series to watch. Heat added

One of the best, if not the best, documentary series ever made.

Excellent series - pulls no punches, doesn't rely on CGI or overacting to get it's point accross.

Thanks, OP, been waiting for this to come on here again; excellent birthday present for my father in law who was at El Alamein during WWII

World class series! Good price, i would recommend this boxset! It was facinating to see high ranking officers both allied and axis discussing events, Albert Speer inparticular!

Worth it for the U Boat account alone.
Brilliant price.
H&R.

TorqueOfTheDevil;8589413

One of the best, if not the best, documentary series ever made.

I agree,best ww2 chronicle ever.:thumbsup:

Great if you're a guy on the autism spectrum. Can't imagine that many women would want to watch this.

Banned

dapunk;8586933

All young people and immigrants should watch this to understand our … All young people and immigrants should watch this to understand our heritage, and the sacrifices and resolve we made in order to defeat national socialism and shape modern Europe.D



You might be surprised to find that immigrants come from countries that made great sacrifices in the war not only for their own countries but for ours as well unless you are talking about a different war that only we were in?

Outstanding series and a timely reminder of what extremist (Non-coalition ??) governments are sometimes capable of! Heat added.

As described already....

THE definitive WW2 Documentary set :thumbsup:

anyone know of a definitive Vietnam War set?

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dapunk:
All young people and immigrants should watch this to understand our heritage, and the sacrifices and resolve we made in order to defeat national socialism and shape modern Europe.

You might be surprised to find that immigrants come from countries that made great sacrifices in the war not only for their own countries but for ours as well unless you are talking about a different war that only we were in? [/QUOTE]

Couldnt agree more , maybe you should learn a bit about history and the sacrfices made by others before you dish out quite frankly ludicras advice, try researching the war in burma or the bengal famine. You've let down all the punks with your ignorant comments.

Brilliant, moving series BTW - completely enthralling

dapunk;8586933

All young people and immigrants should watch this to understand our … All young people and immigrants should watch this to understand our heritage, and the sacrifices and resolve we made in order to defeat national socialism and shape modern Europe.D



Patronising and idiotic statement. I'm sure that the descendants of occupied western and eastern Europe (who I'm assuming this barb is aimed at), are only too aware of the horror that was inflicted upon their families during WW2.

Furthermore, to imply that the Britain was somehow the key player in the defeat of the Nazis is delusional in the extreme. Tell that to the Russians who finally broke the back of the Nazis at Stalingrad and ultimately changed the course of the war, suffering 25 million plus casualties in the process.

A bit of perspective please.

Might be worth having a look at Tesco instore. They were doing this set very recently for just £14.99......

pet2000;8587538

If there was a series "The World at Peace" I would buy it. Not really … If there was a series "The World at Peace" I would buy it. Not really into War.



Well, this documentary is about peace. There's no fighting or killing, just human behaviour. The more people that see this the less chance of us repeating such mass destruction.

Only mad people, war-mongers, relgious-types and the ignorant wouldn't gain from watching this great documentary.

There is a Blu-ray release soon so I assume that's why we're getting this super low price although it's been at this price (and lower) before.

Superb series. I bought it on a hot deal about 6 months ago. Brilliant value for money.
Fascinating in depth look at world war 2 and produced when some of the protagonists were still around to interview.

Fujioka;8593707

Well, this documentary is about peace. There's no fighting or killing, … Well, this documentary is about peace. There's no fighting or killing, just human behaviour. The more people that see this the less chance of us repeating such mass destruction.Only mad people, war-mongers, relgious-types and the ignorant wouldn't gain from watching this great documentary.There is a Blu-ray release soon so I assume that's why we're getting this super low price although it's been at this price (and lower) before.



Dont see the point in blu-ray in other that it being on fewer disks as this certainly wasn't filmed in high definition.

Fantastic series and I would have gladly paid double that amount.

How is this different from the daily mail's edition that came out some time ago?

chris74;8594754

Fantastic series and I would have gladly paid double that amount.



PM me your details....I'll buy a copy and sell it to you for twice what I paid. :-D

I agree with what you say about the blueray version. Not sure high def was around in the 40s.

RS_67;8592752

Patronising and idiotic statement. I'm sure that the descendants of … Patronising and idiotic statement. I'm sure that the descendants of occupied western and eastern Europe (who I'm assuming this barb is aimed at), are only too aware of the horror that was inflicted upon their families during WW2.Furthermore, to imply that the Britain was somehow the key player in the defeat of the Nazis is delusional in the extreme. Tell that to the Russians who finally broke the back of the Nazis at Stalingrad and ultimately changed the course of the war, suffering 25 million plus casualties in the process.A bit of perspective please.



I didnt notice many chinese, africans, indians or whoever on the beaches of Normandy or Holland, nor in numerous commando raids. There was some Sikhs and Gurkas involved though, and maybe some Free French to do some cooking. Sure they did fighting in their own nations, but it was the British that was responsible for winning WWII. And we paid the highest price along with the Germans for constantly bombing our towns and cities

It was Britain that withstood German invasion, and destroyed the German Airforce, the Battle Of Britain. If Britain fell, no allied invasion of Europe would have been possible at all because there would be no place to launch it from. Same with North Africa, it was British forces that took North Africa and pushed the Nazi's back, that allowed an additional front and way into Italy.

Maybe people should actually watch this dvd set instead of jumping on their PC wagon ! Sorry but I feel a lot of people have no connection to these events anymore in this country, and see it as a British thing.

When I see young people urinating on war monuments and Al Quida supporters desecrating them with slogans of "Islam will dominate , bin Liner is coming for you", I feel no connection is made. Hell that guy didnt even get a sentence just a pat on the back for his good work from the PC brigade. Sorry, I just feel most immigrants don't have a cultural connection to this event like they should, its not held in the same relevence. If they did, then maybe people would be more connected in this country and united together.

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coolpix800;8599804

PM me your details....I'll buy a copy and sell it to you for twice what I … PM me your details....I'll buy a copy and sell it to you for twice what I paid. :-DI agree with what you say about the blueray version. Not sure high def was around in the 40s.



uh, film is high definition, its infinite definition !

um, you will be suprised, this stuff was all on film. If its a good transfer, then the video quality will be amazingly better, even if its from the 40s. You only have to look at The Prisoner transfer on blueray, and the Star Trek as well, all film and look great.

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Exactly!

See this article for an example of the magnificent job they did on The Wizard of Oz for example. In this case they used an 8K scanning process on the old film master.

The result is a 5 star picture quality for a 1939 movie.

highdefdigest.com/new…397
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