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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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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Spin-off Apocalypse: The Rise of Hitler (2011) See more »

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A realistic view of World War II
8 November 2015 | by RealLiveClaudeSee all my reviews

This series followed "Apocalypse: Hitler", and explains with sometimes very crude and brutal images, the events of World War II.

Narrated by Mathieu Kassovitz in French, it truly brings the war up to its exploits and its horrors. Some excerpts were shot by American directors John Ford and John Huston, right on the spot.

Thus maybe one flaw was the fact that it showed mostly the war on the European front, Hitler's wanting to rule the world, the Soviets fighting back with strong forces. Only the fourth episode shows the Pacific War with the Japanese using "Bushido" to stand up to its enemies, mostly the Americans. It took atomic bombs to end it all...

And in Europe, the crush on three sides: the Normandy Raid, the African defeats and the Soviet eastern push did end Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy dominations.

This is a documentary not to be missed. Warning: some images can be disturbing...


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French

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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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