The World at War

"The World at War website is dedicated to preserving the memories of Veterans of World War Two.". It is a copy of the 2017 website and we felt that it should remain. If you are the original owner of this site and you do not want this archive copy to be used then please email sarah@boomeranggroup.co.uk


Why the World at War?

This site is called 'The World at War' after the 1973 ITV series, which I believe is responsible for my lifelong interest in the Second World War.

Produced for Thames Television (UK), the series was narrated by Laurence Olivier.

I was eight at the time of broadcast, and was bundled off upstairs by my parents because of the gruesome scenes that it might show. I listened to the whole 26 episode series through the floor of my bedroom.

It was nearly twenty years later before I was able to watch the series on a video.

Perhaps no ONE TV series has had such a life shaping effect on a person?

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PLEASE NOTE: THE OWNERS OF THIS SITE ARE NOT AFFILIATED IN ANY WAY WITH THE NEW OWNERS OF THE 'WORLD AT WAR.INFO DOMAIN - THAT WAS FORMERLY USED FOR THIS WEBSITE.

 

The World at War website also aims to guide around Normandy and other WW2 battlefields, and to show how WW2 is remembered by reenactors and living history groups".

A debt of thanks is owed to the Trustees of the Imperial War Museum, London for their kind permission to use the period images used on this site.

Thanks also go to all the enthusiasts that help to gather images, stories and other content for this site.

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NORMANDY

See our Normandy section for tips and hints when travelling to the region......

Map of Normandy 1944, D-Day Operation Overlord showing sectors, landing beaches and major batteries