The World at War: The Landmark Oral History from the Classic TV Series

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The story of the war is told through the testimony of an incredible array of key participants—from Hitler's secretary to bomber pilot Jimmy Stewart The World at War was the definitive television work on World War II. First broadcast in 1973, it was a unique and irreplaceable record since many of the eyewitnesses captured on film did not have long to live. The show's producers committed hundreds of interview-hours to tape in its creation, but only a fraction of that recorded material made it to the final cut. The well-known names interviewed for the series include Albert Speer, Karl Wolff (Himmler's adjutant), Traudl Junge (Hitler's secretary), James Stewart (USAAF bomber pilot and Hollywood star), Anthony Eden, John Colville (Parliamentary Private Secretary to Winston Churchill), Averell Harriman (U.S. Ambassador to Russia), and Arthur "Bomber" Harris (Head of RAF Bomber Command). Richard Holmes has skillfully woven this valuable original material into a compelling narrative, creating a truly phenomenal oral history of World War II.

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Richard Holmes was a British soldier and noted military historian. His books include In the Footsteps of Churchill, Sahib, and Tommy.

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"Compelling."  —Library Journal

"The World at War was one of the greatest television series of all time. It demonstrated the potential power of history on television and inspired a generation. It is tremendously exciting that the complete interviews with the participants . . . are now published here for the first time. Most of the people who were interviewed for the series are now dead, but their vital history—thanks to this book—still lives."  —Laurence Rees, author, Auschwitz

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