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.
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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This excellent series is just as relevant today as when it was made in the 70's. Superbly made without over-dramatisation it covers every aspect of the 2nd World War clearly and with a great deal of detail without over complicating the subject so viewers from all aspects of life can understand.
I bought The World At War: The Ultimate Restored Edition for my son to give him a rounded view on the war as he was glamorising it. It's doing the job!
Having got tired of watching snippets of this excellent series on the television, I ordered The World At War: The Ultimate Restored Edition. This comes as a smart 11 DVD set, with a few notes and some extra bits and pieces relative to the TV version. Delivery from The Hut was within the week, and all at a very competitive price.
My son is doing a project at school about WWII, so I bough The World At War: The Ultimate Restored Edition, as it was something we could watch together and discuss the events as they are portrayed on film. I remember the series from when it was first shown, and I am confident it will be a help in his schoolwork.
I remember The World At War from the first time round and it's still an excellently narrated series. It covers the whole war with some real depth and is just a great historical record, explaining the why as well as the what.
The World At War: The Ultimate Restored Edition is an excellent collection of DVDs at a great price.
What can I say? World War Two At War: The Ultimate Restored Edition documentary is now equipped with additional footage to further enrich the experience. This documentary has been recorded over years and involves specialists who had painstakingly compiled this benchmark, which has never been equaled.
I haven't seen it yet as it is a Christmas present. High quality.
Excellent DVD set. Very fast delivery. Will definitely use the hut again and recommend to others
Well done the Hut, best price by a mile and prompt delivery.
This is a superb gift for anyone interested in the second world war. A very comprehensive coverage.
Bought as a gift for my Father. Excellent quality now following grey and fuzzy television series. Fabulous value from The Hut as well. I now check this website to a well known long river site prior to any purchases as invariably this site is cheaper.
Certainly the greatest WW2 documentary. Superb narration with graphic images. An honest and trueful account. Recommend.
The World At War: The Ultimate Restored Edition is the benchmark visual documentary of the Second World War. All aspects of the individual topics are refined to present a comprehensive record of events which ultimately shows the horror and futility of war whilst acknowledging the sacrifice and heroism of soldiers and civilians alike. The haunting theme tune and opening images set the scene. The masterfully measured narration by Laurence Olivier gives weight to the commentary whilst testimony from survivors adds a personal, often deeply emotional dimension. Superb.
The remastered version of the world at war is an excellent enhancement to an already very good television series. The series cataloguing the events leading up to the seconed world war and the major actions within the war itself as well as the aftermath is well written and presented with much of interest to the neophyte as well as the seasoned scholar. In it's new version the programmes are extremely clear and there is a wealth of background information contained within the discs detailing the way in which the remastering process was completed and encouraging further study of this fascinating subject. The disc set is very well presented in a sturdy, attractive box and each disc is clearly labelled with a brief synopsis of each episode included in the introductory menu screen I would heartily recommend ths set to anyone with an interest in the second world war, its causes, courses and aftermath.
The series is informative,detailed,thought-provoking and entertaining without being insensitive. It's sombre undertone and handling of the given history enhances a grim,yet hopeful part of one of the most important and impacting events of our 20th century. With incisive narration and expert editing,it has not been bettered in nearly forty years. Simply a masterpiece of histography.
I was just 12 years old when this series was first shown on television. It gripped me then and enthralls me now. It was made at just the right time when not only the ordinary common soldiers were middle aged and able to recollect their experiences but also some of the major figures from the Third Reich such as Karl Doenitz and Albert Speer were still alive. Everything about this series works from the dramatic footage, the soundtrack (depicting both the grand sweep of events and pathos in equal measure) and the interviewed contributions from those of all sides who took part in the war. Of particular note is the narrative from Laurence Olivier. Watch the very last episode, "Remember" which gives an overview of all those suffered or perished during the war. No-one else could narrate these terrible events with such a sense of sadness or loss. This, to me, is his greatest work. A brilliant series with superb production values and of enormous educational value, this is, as far as I'm concerned, the greatest television documentary ever made.