The World at War (1973–1976)
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Whirlwind: Bombing Germany - September 1939-April 1944 

While the British continue to rely on night bombing the American forces attempt to use more dangerous but more precise daylight bombing to interdict German military production and crush the national will.

Director:

Ted Childs

Writer:

Charles Douglas-Home (as Charles Douglas Home)
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Episode credited cast:
Laurence Olivier ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hans Brunswig Hans Brunswig ... Himself - Hamburg Fire Officer
John Corcoran John Corcoran ... Himself - Pilot
Ira C. Eaker Ira C. Eaker ... Himself - Commanding General U.S. Eighth Air Force (as Lieutenant General Ira C. Eaker)
Adolf Galland Adolf Galland ... Himself - Director General of Fighters (as General Adlof Galland)
Arthur Harris Arthur Harris ... Himself - Marshal of the R.A.F. 1972 (as Sir Arthur Harris)
Wilhelm Herget Wilhelm Herget ... Himself - Night Fighter Pilot
Leon Johnson Leon Johnson ... Himself - Group Commander (as General Leon Johnson)
Curtis LeMay Curtis LeMay ... Himself - Divisional Commander (as General Curtis Le May)
Hamish Mahaddie Hamish Mahaddie ... Himself - R.A.F. Bomber Command Pathfinder (as Group Captain Hamish Mahaddie)
William Reid William Reid ... Himself
John Rogan John Rogan ... Himself - Navigator / Bombardier
Werner Schroer Werner Schroer ... Himself - Day Fighter Leader
Albert Speer ... Himself - Minister of Armaments
James Stewart ... Himself - Squadron Commander
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Storyline

While the British continue to rely on night bombing the American forces attempt to use more dangerous but more precise daylight bombing to interdict German military production and crush the national will.

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Language:

English

Release Date:

23 January 1974 (UK) See more »

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Production Co:

Thames Television See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

While the casualty figures in the bombing of Dresden were horrific enough, the inflated total of over 100,000 deaths quoted in this episode is the propaganda claim of Josef Goebbels, repeated after the war by certain dubious historians. See more »

Quotes

Laurence Olivier - Narrator: [On American tactics] Early raids into France seemed to bare out the American optimisim. Later, over Germany, it was a different story.
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Features Target for Tonight (1941) See more »

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