The World at War

Distant War

Series 1 - Episode 2 Distant War

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The months following prime minister Neville Chamberlain's declaration of war against Germany, in which the only casualties on the home front were those who had to endure the blackouts. Elsewhere in Europe, the Nazi war machine cut a swathe of destruction. Narrated by Laurence Olivier.

Cast & Crew

Narrator Laurence Olivier
Director David Elstein
Producer David Elstein
Writer Laurence Thompson