The World at War

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The World at War (1973–74) is a 26-episode British television documentary series chronicling the events of the Second World War. It was at the time of its completion in 1973, at a cost of £900,000 (equivalent to £10,700,000 in 2018), the most expensive factual series ever made.

The series featured interviews with major members of the Allied and Axis campaigns, including eyewitness accounts from civilians, enlisted men, officers and politicians.

Episode 20, titled "Genocide (1941–1945)", on the Holocaust, included interviewees with Karl Wolff, Wilhelm Höttl, Rudolf Vrba, Primo Levi, Richard Böck, and Anthony Eden.

Episode 1 begins with describing the alleged massacre at the French village of Oradour-sur-Glane by the Waffen-SS. The same alleged massacre is referenced again at the end of the final Episode 26. The series ends with the host saying "Remember".

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