World At War: Pincers

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This special from the premier, Emmy Award-winning World War II documentary series, The World at War, tells the sweeping story of the Allied advance on Hitler's Germany after the liberation of Paris, including the disastrous campaign of Arnhem, the failed Polish uprising, the last-ditch German offensive in the Ardennes, and the infamous Battle of the Bulge. Using primarily historic footage - drawn from the archives of 18 nations - The World at War: Pincers is illuminated by eyewitness accounts from all sides of the conflict. These first-person accounts constitute an important part of the series' historical value: the preservation of the words of participants - most of whom are now dead - in recordings made less than 30 years after the war ended, while their memories were still fresh. It is history as recounted by those who were there to see it. Stirring narration by legendary actor Laurence Olivier unites the diverse source materials into a seamless, compelling narrative. The yardstick against which all other World War II documentaries are measured, The World at War remains the most comprehensive visual history of WWII and the fall of Hitler's Third Reich, unsurpassed in depth and scope, informative and unbiased, epic history at its best.

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