4 hrs. 30 mins.
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At its core, World War II was a black and white struggle between good and evil. But the everyday scenes of carnage, human resistance and savage warfare were much more complex. An assemblage of rare colour footage and photographs from national archives and private collections, this 6-Disc set delivers striking perspectives on the soldiers’ day-to-day experiences from every imaginable angle. From the first draftees thrown into the breach, to the sheer boredom between battles, to the uniforms worn and the weapons carried, this unique collection of programmes is filmed entirely in colour and is further illuminated by letters and diaries, communiqués from the battlefield and the sounds and songs of the era.
Narrated by Peter Coyote (Erin Brockovich, E.T.)