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Apocalypse: The Second World War 

Apocalypse: La 2ème guerre mondiale (original title)
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Apocalypse: The Second World War(2009) is a six-part French documentary about the Second World War. The documentary is composed exclusively of actual footage of the war as filmed by war ... See full summary »
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Mathieu Kassovitz ...  Narrator 6 episodes, 2009
Martin Sheen ...  Narrator (english version) 6 episodes, 2009
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Apocalypse: The Second World War(2009) is a six-part French documentary about the Second World War. The documentary is composed exclusively of actual footage of the war as filmed by war correspondents, soldiers, resistance fighters and private citizens. The series is shown in color, with the black and white footage being fully colorized, save for some original color footage. The only exception to the treatment are most Holocaust scenes, which are presented in the original black and white. Written by My50ho

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8 September 2009 (France) See more »

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Apocalypse: World War II See more »

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(6 episodes)

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Color (colorized)
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Available in three versions, each with a different narrator: French (Mathieu Kassovitz), American (Martin Sheen), and British (Jonathan Booth). See more »

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WWII explained with restored film archives
4 January 2010 | by wakedphSee all my reviews

I recently viewed this 6 part series on WWII and I was literally captivated. It aired on TV5 (French speaking network) twice and I finally managed to view all 6 episodes. The war is explained in detail with actual footage filmed by all sides in the conflict. The films are enhanced (coloured) and restored making them even more actual. The conflicts In North Africa, in the Pacific and in Europe are all explained with maps and troop movements. The hardship and suffering of the populations and soldiers are seen and felt by the viewer.

From the beginning of the German-Russian Nonaggression Pact to the surrender of Japan, all steps of the war are explained and shown with unbelievable detail. The complete DVD set is available but only in Europe for Zone 2 and Pal TV. However I think it should be made available everywhere, and all school children old enough to understand, should be shown this documentary.


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