World at War TV series

Discussion in 'Books, Films, TV, Radio' started by Kyt, Oct 31, 2006.

  1. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Just ordered the Box set for you Geoff but a slight hitch.

    The 'advert' of the boxset says region 0 'free' however the confirmation says region 2. I've cancelled the order and emailed them to confirm the region.

  2. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    I hate call centres in India !

    The young lady at the other end of the phone confirmed to me that it is universal so I've ordered you a copy Geoff.

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  3. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    And it was put in the post to me last night :D
  4. spidge


    Great Andy,

    Do you get call centres in India too?

    Don't you love it when they have you on hold!


  5. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Hi Geoff,

    The boxset has arrived. Despite what Play have said I want to try and confirm that the item is indeed region free before sending it to you. To avoid disappointment etc. can I unwrap it and play one disc on my laptop to see if it shows any clues?

  6. spidge


    Hi Drew,

    Seen this now you nudged me. I was away in the bush for a few days and out of internet contact.

    Do whatever you need to do to confirm.


  7. gray59

    gray59 Discharged

    i can vouch for this series, allthough origianly broadcast in 1973 its exelent, but for those that don't want to fork out for it try this dowload site, iv'e been using this for well over a year now, its absolutely free & each file is scanned for viruses before you begin to download them so its totally safe from any nasties------------link removed------------Please do not link to illegal file sharing sites.
  8. James S

    James S Very Senior Member

    Took a look at the set this afternoon , as broadcast with good extras - for £18 good VFM. :)
    Cheers Andy- it worked for me. :) :) :)
  9. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Hi Geoff,

    I braved the snow like a true hero and battled through the blizzards of Leeds and the snow drifts of Morley to the Post Office this morning and you will be pleased to know the Boxset is on its way to you !

  10. DaveW53

    DaveW53 Member

    Just noticed on the deals section of Ebay that the complete dvd boxset of "World at War" is available for £17.99 and P&P is free. Condition is new. Payment is via PayPal.

    This 35 1/2 hour 11 disco box set contains;
    - Original 26 Episodes.
    - 8 Special Presentations.
    - 3 hour 30th Anniversary Disc containing previously unseen interviews and retrospective interviews with the original production team.
    Special Features

    • 8 special presentations
    • Imperial War Museum photo gallery
    • Biographies
    • Brief history of The World At War, Episode summaries
    • Speeches
    • Songs and newsreels
    • Maps
    • Bonus Disc: 30th Anniversary disc containing previously unseen interviews and retrospective interviews with the original production team (3 hours!)

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  11. Jimbob68

    Jimbob68 Junior Member

    Hi there

    My father was a fascinated by the ww2 and when this series came out in the 1970's he got a leather bound volume set which was I think on offer via a magazine or newspaper. My dad has since passed away but he has left me these volumes. They are 35 years old and I have no idea where to get them valued or to sell them on to someone who would appreciate them. I live in Ireland but can contact bookshops in Uk if required.
    Many thanks

  12. Vitesse

    Vitesse Senior Member

    These sound to me like the Time-Life series of books, which ran to 38 volumes - nothing to do with the "World at War" TV series though, apart from being published at about the same time. A bookseller in Sussex is currently offering a set minus 1 volume for £95. Titles in the set are:

    Prelude to War, Blitzkrieg, The Battle of Britain, The Rising Sun, The Battle of the Atlantic, Russia Besieged, The War in the Desert, The Home Front: U.S.A, China-Burma-India, Island Fighting, The Italian Campaign, Partisans and Guerrillas, The Second Front, Liberation, Return to the Phillippines, The Air War in Europe, The Resistance, The Battle of the Bulge, Road to Tokyo, Red Army Resurgent, The Nazis, Across the Rhine, War under the Pacific, War in the Outposts, The Soviet Juggernaut, Japan at War, The Mediterranean, Battles for Scandinavia, The Secret War, Prisoners of War, The Commandoes, The Home Front: Germany, Italy at War, Bombers over Japan, Victory in Europe, The Aftermath Europe, The Aftermath Asia, The Neutrals
  13. China Hand

    China Hand No Longer A Forum Member

    This has probably been spotted before, but on the good old principle of "never assume"...I note that Episode 1 of the 1973 series 'The World at War appears to be on at 1300hrs today on BBC2. Guess it should be available on iPlayer late for anyone who misses it ?

    This is going to be a must-see for the next 26 weeks...I assume...I have very vivid memories of watching the original at the time aged 11 (Sunday teatime ?). It's been on since but my videos of it went AWOL.
  14. spidge


    I really "enjoyed" the series however missed the repeats.

    Drew put me on to a place on the internet in the UK which had the full range of episodes on disc.

    351/2 hours, 11 discs

    Original 26 episodes

    8 special presentations

    3 hour 30th Anniversary disc containing previously unseen interviews with the original production team

    wait for it £17.99

    Much better than some of the prices other's are asking.
  15. stevew

    stevew Senior Member

    I have very vivid memories of watching the original at the time aged 11 (Sunday teatime ?). It's been on since but my videos of it went AWOL.

    I remember watching the original as a kid, when I was 9 as it transpires - from memory it was on midweek on ITV. Googling the transmission dates it was first shown on 31 Oct 1973 which works out to be a Wednesday. Still great viewing and I'm glad I have the DVD of the series
  16. OpanaPointer

    OpanaPointer Pearl Harbor Myth Buster

    When I was helping with the WWII at Purdue we used TWaW videos extensively. The bit where the folks were talking about surviving the blitz (the old lady wearing nothing but a hat) helped the kids get a grip on that, I think. One told me that one gent looked like his grandfather.
  17. kingarthur

    kingarthur Well-Known Member

    Just set it to series link,so I can keep onto it.
  18. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    If you havent seen this series then I urge people who can to definitely tune in - well worth it.
  19. China Hand

    China Hand No Longer A Forum Member

    Just watched it...slightly startled to see so much in memory was of black and white as we had a B/W TV in '73 !

    Stevew - Wednesday ? Right ta...must have been quite early if I could stay up for it on a schoolnight ! :)

    The BBC2 continuity announcer said next one is tomorrow at same time, so presumably it is on every weekday ?

    Ah...Beeb2 site says it is NOT available on iPlayer :( (BBC - BBC Two Programmes - The World at War) so maybe have to be a lot of sly watching in lunchhours on TV or web for some also seems to be unavailable in Wales on analogue for some obscure reason, but presumably OK on the web.
  20. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    I'll drink to that.................... dont miss this !


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