The World at War: The Ultimate Restored Edition is the definitive version of one of the greatest documentary series ever made. Each frame has been painstakingly restored and the audio enhanced and upgraded so that this is the best this award-winning series has ever looked and sounded. Now on Blu-ray this is the ultimate way to watch this classic series.
Narrated by Laurence Olivier and first broadcast in 1973 when memories of the Second World War were still clear in people's minds and the war's veterans numerous, over 26 episodes this unique series assembled these recollections, together with archive footage, to create one of the most powerful and successful historical documentaries ever seen. The voices of those that fought, worked or watched during the war gave each episode a vivid sense of what it was like to be there and was the hallmark of the series.
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I remember this series The World At War when it was aired on Sunday afternoons in the 1970's, and for me it remains the best documentary on the second world war ever made. Extremely comprehensive coverage of the whole war, with relevant archive footage. As it was made in the 1970s, many of those who participated in or otherwise experienced the war were still alive to be interviewed. You will learn something new with each episode. The Blu-ray transfer has cleaned up much of the old footage, put it into a 16:9 format and added subtitles. If you only ever buy one documentary on the second world war - it should be this one.