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DVD cover.

TV Series (2006)

Starring:
No Actor are seen as only pictures and movies of the first half of the XXth century are shown.
Commentaries are done by actors who could change from a country to another.


"The Second World War was fought in thousands of places, too many for any one accounting. This is the story of four american towns and how their citizens experienced that war." (from each episode's begining).

Please note this page is based on the european version, which is made of a 14 parts serie (14 x 52 mn). The original US one has only seven (7 x 90 mn).

Contents

Episode One

A Necessary War


Douglas A-20J

Stock of glass nozes for Douglas A-20J.

Aichi E13A1

Nicknamed Jake.

Relief of a sunk Aichi E13A1, named Jake by the allies.
Relief of a sunk Aichi E13A1, named Jake by the allies.

Nakajima B5N

Same aircraft in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

Nakajima B5N
TheWar1 20mn18 Nakajima-B5N.JPG
Archive footage of the take-off of the B5N ready to attack Pearl Harbor.

Consolidated PBY Catalina

Same shot in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

Consolidated PBY Catalina after the air assault on Pearl Harbor.

Boeing F4B

Despite out of service in 1941, several planes were still used for the instruction of mechanics.
Same aircraft seen in other movies - IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

TheWar1 20mn34 instr-Boeing-F4B.JPG

Unidentified Aircraft

A japanese aricraft pulling up, probably a Aichi D3A Val or a Nakajima B5N.

Vought OS2U Kingfisher & Curtiss SOC-1 Seagull

Both are in the background; in the center for the Vought and on the right of the picture for the Curtiss.
Picture seen too in an issue of National Geographic used in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2009) short movie.

Consolidated PBY Catalina, Vought OS2U Kingfisher & Curtiss SOC-1 Seagull after the attack of the 7th december 1941.

Boeing B-17C Flying Fortress

One of the Fortress destroyed during the Pearl Harbor raid.

Same aircraft in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

A C or E model of the B-17.
Boeing B-17C

Savoia Marchetti SM.79

Nicknamed Sparviero.
To explain how the War clashes, the Spanish Civil War is evocated.

TheWar1 28mn57 Spain SM-79.jpg
SM.79 Sparviero wearing the color of the Nationalist.

Unidentified Aircraft

Still to illustrate the civil war held between 1936 and 1939, a dogfight between two unidentified aircraft.

TheWar1 29mn01 dogfight-Spain.JPG

Junkers Ju-87B Stuka

TheWar1 29mn30 Ju87B.JPG
What seems to be a scene from a german propaganda movie (perhaps Stuka !).

Unidentified Aircraft

TheWar1 29mn31 lower-gunner.JPG

Unidentified Aircraft

TheWar1 30mn01 biplane-unkn.JPG

Unidentified Aircraft

As the narrator speaks about the Battle of Britain, an unknown aircraft tracked by spots.

Mitsubishi Ki-1-II Army Type 93-2

Mitsubishi Ki-1-II Army Type 93-2

Kawasaki Ki-3

Kawasaki Ki-3

Unidentified Aircraft

Japanese air parade.

TheWar1 37mn25 JapFleetOverflew.JPG

Kawanishi H6K

Kawanishi H6K named Mavis by the allies.

Mitsubishi A6M Zero

TheWar1 37mn58 A6M.JPG

Mitsubishi Ki-51

Mitsubishi Ki-51 Type 99 Attacker or Sonia for the allies.

Lockheed P-38 Lightning

the wreck of a Lockheed P-38 Lightning.

Nakajima Ki-27

Probably Nakajima Ki-27.

Curtiss P-40 Warhawk

A Curtiss P-40 chasing a Mitsubishi A6M.

Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate

Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate, alias Franck in the Allied reporting name.

Douglas TBD Devastator

Should be USAF Seversky P-35 but the longer engine's cowling makes think to the Douglas Devastator.
TheWar1 49mn01 Douglas-Devastator.JPG


Episode Two

A Very Fearful Time


Junkers Ju-87B Stuka

Same footage seen in other movies - IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

TheWar2 22mn44 Ju-87.JPG

Unidentified Aircraft

Not from a He 111, B-26, B-24

Heinkel He 111G

Same aircraft seen in other movies - IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

Heinkel 111 G -or a later version- dropping bombs.

Curtiss-Wright C-46A Commando

TheWar2 29mn05 C-46.JPG

Douglas SBD-1 Dauntless

TheWar2 34mn22 SBD.JPG

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

TheWar2 42mn45 B-17.jpg

Douglas TBD Devastator

TheWar2 43mn53 BN.jpg
TheWar1 TBD Devastator.JPG

Grumman F4F Wildcat

A Wildcat under the snow, probably during a war bond campaign.


Episode Three

The Worst Is Yet To Come (uncompleted analysis)


Mitsubishi A6M Zero

Same aircraft seen in other movies - IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

TheWar3 4mn01 zero.JPG

Grumman F6F Hellcat

TheWar3 4mn02 F6F.JPG

Grumman F4F Wildcat

Wildcats banking.

Lockheed P-38 Lightning

a pair of Lockheed P-38 Lightning.
a Lockheed P-38 Lightning dropping two bombs.

Junkers Ju-87B Stuka

TheWar3 12mn47 Ju87-Stuka.JPG
TheWar3 14mn41 Ju87-Stuka.JPG

Messerschmitt Me 210

TheWar3 13mn04 Me210.JPG
TheWar3 14mn48 Me210.JPG
TheWar3 18mn25 Me210.JPG

North American B-25 C Mitchell

Same aircraft in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

TheWar3 14mn46 NA-B-25C.JPG

Supermarine Spitfire V

A Spitfire V with the specific Tropical filter.

Unidentified Aircraft

Boxes of allied twin engine bombers taking off.

Douglas DB-7 Boston

A RAF Boston.

Douglas A-20 Havoc

A USAAF Havoc.

Consolidated B-24 Liberator

Assembly line of the Pratt & Whitney R-1830 which powered the B-24.


Episode Four

When Things Get Tough


Consolidated B-24 Liberator

Assembly line of the B-24.
Assembly line of the B-24.

Boeing B-17F Flying Fortress

TheWar4 10mn08 B-17 front.JPG
TheWar4 8mn04 B-17F tail.JPG
Yo-yo 'It Always comes Back' a B-17 F (42-30375) of the 365th BS / 305th BG(H)
TheWar4 10mn21 B-17 load.JPG
TheWar4 11mn25 B-17 noseArt.JPG
TheWar4 9mn39 B-17.JPG

Short S.29 Stirling

Short S.29 Stirling of the RAF.
Short S.29 Stirling of the RAF.

Avro Lancaster

A Lancaster of the Royal Air Force with the underbelly H2S radar.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E

Bf 109 E

Messerschmitt Bf 109G

Messerschmitt Bf 109 F or G.
Bf 109 G
Bf 109G6-R2

Republic P-47D Thunderbolt

TheWar4 14mn36 P-47.JPG

Focke-Wulfe Fw 190A

TheWar4 15mn57 Fw190.JPG

Messerschmitt Bf 110

Same aircraft in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

The pilot of a Bf 110 photographed by his navigator.

Douglas A-20 Havoc

A picture probably taken in the same place than this seen in the first episode.

various aircrafts

From left to right, a Bell P-39 Airacobra , a Curtiss P-40 Warhawk, a North American B-25 Mitchell ? and a Curtiss-Wright C-46A Commando.

TheWar4 27mn55 WarBonds1.JPG

and now, we can see a Curtiss-Wright C-46A Commando, a Lockheed P-38 Lightning and a Consolidated B-24 Liberator.

TheWar4 28mn01 WarBonds2.JPG

Unidentified Balloon

A small barrage balloon during a war bond collect.

Fieseler Fi 156 C-3 Storch

Mussolini boarding the Fieseler Fi 156C-3/Trop, W.Nr.1268, SJ + LL

Same aircraft in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

Fieseler Fi 156C-3/Trop, SJ + LL, taking off from the Gran Sasso.

Junkers Ju-52/3m

Mussolini unboarding from a Junkers Ju-52/3m on 15th september 1943.

Unidentified Aircraft

Perhaps A-36 Apache

TheWar4 34mn13 A-36perhaps.JPG

Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vc

MX*P, a Spitfire Mk Vc from 307th FS, 31st FG.



Episode Five

A Helluva War


Unidentified Aircraft

Probably a japanese aircraft to illustrate fightings in Tarawa.

TheWar5 20mn41 Tarawa.JPG

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

TheWar5 20mn48 B-17.JPG

Unidentified Aircraft

A USN ship fires its AAA towards a japanese aircraft.

TheWar5 31mn43 DCAvsJAP.JPG

Episode Six

A deadly Calling


Junkers Ju-87B Stuka

TheWar6 6mn25 Ju87.JPG

North American B-25C/D Mitchell

TheWar6 8mn15 B-25.JPG
TheWar6 8mn18 B-25C.JPG

North American T-6 Texan

TheWar6 13mn27 T-6.JPG

Republic P-47B Thunderbolt

TheWar6 19mn09 P-47B.JPG

Republic P-47D Thunderbolt

P-47D of 65th FS,57th FG based at Alto, Corsica.
P-47D-15, march 1944.

Republic P-47N Thunderbolt

P-47N s/n 44-88335.

Messerschmitt Bf 109G

TheWar6 17mn21 Bf109.JPG

Focke-Wulfe Fw 190A

TheWar6 17mn42 Fw190.JPG

Unidentified Aircraft

Probably a plane from the PT (Primary Training) category.

Bellanca J-3-500

Same footage of the accident of marquis De Pinedo on the 3rd of September 1933 with his Bellanca J-3-500 "Santa Lucia". Seen too in Sous le signe du taureau; look at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.
The picture is mirror-like inverted.

Bellanca J-3-500 Santa Lucia (r/n 13199).

Consolidated B-24 Liberator

TheWar6 37mn28 B-24.JPG

Martin Baltimore

TheWar6 37mn35 Martin-Baltimore.JPG

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

TheWar6 37mn43 B-17.JPG



Episode Seven

Pride Of Our Nation


Unidentified Aircraft

Baloons over a harbor where ships are uploaded for the forecoming D Day.

Boeing B-17F Flying Fortress

B-17F of 303rd BG, baptised Hell's angels, s/n 41-24577.
TheWar7 22mn22 B-17.JPG

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress

TheWar7 3mn22 B-17G.JPG
TheWar7 3mn26 B-17G.JPG

Airspeed AS.51 Horsa I

Line up of Airspeed Horsa the day before D-Day.
Airspeed Horsa tug by Douglas C-47.
Horsa crashed at Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, killing eight soldiers of the 82nd Airborne HQ.

Lockheed P-38 Lightning

TheWar7 3mn29 P-38.JPG

Grumman TBF Avenger

TheWar7 3mn32 TBF-Avenger.JPG

Republic P-47B/C Thunderbolt & North American P-51 B/C Mustang

TheWar7 3mn35 P-51 P-47.JPG

North American P-51 B/C Mustang

TheWar7 4mn50 P-51.JPG

Douglas C-47 Skytrain

TheWar7 13mn20 C-47.JPG

Waco CG-4A

TheWar7 16mn52 Hadrian.JPG
TheWar7 16mn54 Hadrian hit.JPG
TheWar7 17mn26 Hadrian unload.JPG
TheWar7 18mn17 WACO-CG4A C-47.JPG
TheWar7 18mn24 WACO-CG4A.JPG

Martin B-26 Marauder

TheWar7 21mn54 Martin-B-26.JPG

The following scene seen in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

This footage is used also in Faces of Death.

Hawker Typhoon

TheWar7 22mn54 Typhoon.JPG

Consolidated B-24J Liberator

TheWar7 23mn08 B-24J.JPG

Short S.29 Stirling

Short Stirling tugging a Airspeed Horsa.

Unidentified Aircraft

During Overlord, some L-4, L-5 and a handfull of Auster were bring into the beaches on '1 1/2 tons' trucks with the dismantled wings put along the fuselage.

TheWar7 32mn34 light obs.JPG



Episode Eight

A Volunteer Basis


Republic P-47C Thunderbolt

TheWar8 0mn29 Thunderbolt.JPG
TheWar8 1mn47 P-47Color.JPG
TheWar8 1mn52 P-47Color2.JPG
TheWar8 1mn58 P-47C.JPG
A picture which shall be better seen in Episode 14.
TheWar8 40mn17 P-47C.JPG

Heinkel He 45

Gun camera during straffing of what seems to be Heinkel He 45 used for primary training or night harassment duties.

Hawker Typhoon

TheWar8 0mn42 Typhoon.JPG
TheWar8 44mn49 Typhoon.JPG
TheWar8 44mn17 Typhoon.JPG

Douglas C-47 Skytrain

TheWar8 14mn48 C-47.JPG
Same aircraft at landing, in front of a barrage balloons.

Curtiss SB2C Helldiver

First screenshot in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

TheWar8 19mn42 SB2C.JPG
TheWar8 21mn29 Helldiver.JPG
TheWar8 21mn32 SB2C.JPG

Grumman F6F Hellcat

Same aircraft in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

One of the most famous crash landing occured to this Hellcat.
TheWar8 19mn55 F6F crash.JPG
TheWar8 21mn27 F6F.JPG
TheWar8 21mn52 F6F.JPG
TheWar8 24mn01 F6F OneLeg.JPG

Unidentified Aircraft

TheWar8 21mn11.JPG

Unidentified Aircraft

What could be a Kawanishi N1K2.

TheWar8 21mn40 N1K2p.JPG

Mitsubishi A6M Zero

These same footages are already seen in Flying Leathernecks.

TheWar8 22mn01 zero.JPG
TheWar8 22mn16 jap.JPG
TheWar8 23mn21 inFlames.JPG

Unidentified Aircraft

A japanese twin engine aircraft. Look at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

Same shot seen in Tokyo File 212.

Unidentified Aircraft

Another Kamikaze.

Nakajima B6N Tenzan

Archive footage seen in other movies; look at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

TheWar8 23mn30 torpedo-kamikaze.JPG
The same aircraft is seen too in Flying Leathernecks.

North American P-51 B/C Mustang

TheWar8 44mn30 P-51.JPG

Messerschmitt Bf 109G-R2

A Gustav variant with the R2 set (underwing gondola for 20mm canon).

Consolidated B-24 Liberator

Stream of Liberators.

Martin B-26 Marauder

TheWar8 41mn38 B-26.JPG
TheWar8 41mn41 B-26.JPG
TheWar8 42mn13 B-26.JPG

Airspeed AS.51 Horsa I

TheWar8 Horsa.JPG

Douglas SBD Dauntless

TheWar8 SBD.JPG



Episode Nine

FUBAR


Vought OS2U Kingfisher & Curtiss SOC-1 Seagull & Consolidated PBY Catalina

Ford airfield after the raid of 7th december 1941.

TheWar9 1mn49 Pearl-Harbor.JPG

Waco CG-4A

TheWar9 11mn40 Waco-CG-4-Hadrian.JPG
Hadrian in two rows, bordered by C-47.

Consolidated B-24 Liberator

TheWar9 13mn00 B-24.JPG

Unidentified Aircraft

TheWar9 15mn04 what.JPG

Curtiss P-40 Warhawk

Movie poster of Flying Tigers, as the War is too a matter of spirit and moral.

Mitsubishi Ki-21-II

Same aircraft in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

Mitsubishi Ki-21-II named Sally by the Allies, a footage already used in The Fighting Seabees.

Unidentified Aircraft

Probably a Nakajima B6N.

The same footage seen in episode 8, this time in full color.

Nakajima Ki-44

The same aircraft is seen too in Flying Leathernecks.

TheWar9 31mn36 perhaps-J2M.JPG

Unidentified Aircraft

The first landing in at Iwo Jima : a TBF or F6F ?

TheWar9 49mn06 TBF-or-F6F.JPG

Douglas C-47 Skytrain

TheWar9 8mn21 C-47.JPG

Hawker Tempest

TheWar9 8mn44 Hawker-Tempest.JPG

Armstrong Whitworth A.W.41 Albemarle

Armstrong Whitworth Albemarle.
Armstrong Whitworth Albemarle ready the night of 5 to 6 june 1944.

Airspeed AS.51 Horsa I

TheWar9 9mn09 Airspeed-AS51-Horsa.JPG
a Horsa at start, tug by an Albermale.



Episode Ten

Life's accidents


Unidentified Aircraft

In the center, a P-47 or a A-36 Apache is firing HVAR (High Velocity Air Rocket) and the two fumes reveal its position, slighty at the right of his leader.

TheWar10 0mn36 P-47orA-36.JPG

Unidentified Aircraft

A gun camera during a straffing with Bf 109 or Ju 88 under the fire.

TheWar10 0mn47 109or88.JPG

Focke-Wulfe Fw 190A

Fw 190A set on fire during a swept.

Unidentified Aircraft

A japanese twin engine aircraft. Look at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

Same attack seen at episode 8, 22mn50.

Republic P-47D Thunderbolt

TheWar10 1mn16 P-47.JPG

Junkers Ju-87 Stuka

A late version -D or G- Ju 87 is under heavy fire.

Unidentified Aircraft

American boys and their flying models; some have familiar lines, common to real airplanes.

TheWar10 25mn24 Wood-models.JPG

Republic P-47 Thunderbolt

TheWar10 2mn56 P-47.JPG
The bubble version.
Accident involving two Thunderbolt.
LTT Q. Aanenson crash landed this P-47 before flying this seen in episode 8 & 14.
TheWar10 4mn16 P-47 Aanenson-1st.JPG

Douglas C-47 Skytrain

This Skytrain has lost its right leg.

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress

B-17G s/n 42-38056 of 751st BS, 457th BG, Queen Bea, was set on fire after a collision on june 22nd 1944.



Episode Eleven

The Ghost Front


Junkers Ju-87B Stuka

TheWar11 7mn30 Ju87.JPG

Douglas C-47 Skytrain

TheWar11 25mn18 C-47.JPG



Episode Twelve

Terrible choices


Ilyushin Il-2M3 Sturmovik

TheWar12 3mn51 Il2.JPG

Consolidated B-24 J Liberator

B-24J s/n 44-40737 of 739 BS / 454 BG / 304BW

Grumman F6F Hellcat

Same aircraft in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

Pilots going to their Hellcats.

Curtiss SB2C Helldiver

TheWar12 16mn46 SB2C.JPG

Grumman TBF Avenger

These TBF are follow probably by Douglas SBD Dauntless.
TheWar12 31mn13 TBF.JPG

Douglas VC-54C Skymaster

Same aircraft in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

Yalta : Roosevelt come in with 'Sacred Cow', the single VC-54C Skymaster, s/n 42-107451.

Lockheed P-38 Lightning

TheWar12 27mn50 P-38.JPG

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress

TheWar12 27mn58 B-17.JPG

Avro Lancaster BI Special

One of the 32 Lancaster B I Special using a Talboy bomb, the biggest one of the war.

North American B-25C/D Mitchell II

TheWar12 28mn48 B-25 Mitchell.JPG

Boeing B-29-45-MO Superfortress

TheWar12 29mn49 B-29.JPG
TheWar12 39mn03 B-29.JPG

Mitsubishi A6M Zero

TheWar12 30mn54 A6M.JPG
TheWar12 31mn01 A6M.JPG
TheWar12 31mn03 A6M.JPG

Vought F4U-1D Corsair

Take off with RATO for this F4U Corsair.
TheWar12 31mn12 F4U.JPG



Episode Thirteen

A Long, Tough Road


Aichi B7A2

The same aircraft is seen too in Flying Leathernecks.

TheWar13 Aichi-B7A2 CIMG4063.jpg

Aichi E13A1

TheWar13 Aichi-E13A1 CIMG4043.jpg

Boeing B-29 Superfortress

Shot taken from the movie : The Last Bomb (1945).

B-29 of the 9th BG.

Curtiss SB2C Helldiver

TheWar13 Curtiss-SB2C CIMG4068.jpg

Douglas SBD-1 Dauntless

TheWar13 Douglas-SDB CIMG4045.jpg

Grumman F6F Hellcat

TheWar13 Grumman-F6F CIMG4046.jpg

Grumman TBF Avenger

TheWar13 Grumman-TBF CIMG4044.jpg
TheWar13 Grumman-TBF CIMG4053.jpg

Ilyushin Il-2M3 Sturmovik

TheWar13 Ilyushine-Il2 CIMG4069.jpg

Mitsubishi A6M Zero

TheWar13 Jap CIMG4050.jpg
TheWar13 Nakajima-A6M CIMG4058.jpg
TheWar13 Nakajima-A6M CIMG4059.jpg
TheWar13 Zero CIMG4057.jpg

Unidentified Aircraft

Several kamikaze aboard unidentified aircrafts.

TheWar13 kamikaze CIMG4055.jpg

Same aircraft in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

Same footage in Flying Leathernecks (Various Japanese Aircrafts section).

Nakajima J1N1

TheWar13 Nakajima-J1N1 CIMG4066.jpg

Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien

TheWar13 Kawasaki-Ki61 CIMG4051.jpg
TheWar13 Kawasaki-Ki61 CIMG4052.jpg
The nearest model has a liquid cooled engine, representing the single aircraft of this kind inthe Pacific area, the Ki-61.

Mitsubishi A5M

TheWar13 Mitsubishi-A5M CIMG4060.jpg

Mitsubishi G4M

Same aircraft in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

Look at Flying Leathernecks to see this footage in color.

Nakajima Ki-27

TheWar13 Nakajima-Ki27 CIMG4054.jpg

Unidentified Aircraft

Several types seen during a flypast.

TheWar13 UnId CIMG4048.jpg

Vought F4U-1D Corsair

TheWar13 Vought-F4U CIMG4047.jpg

Yokosuka D4Y Suisei

Same aircraft in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

TheWar13 Yokosuka-D4Y CIMG4061.jpg

Unidentified Aircraft

Picture to illustrate the result of the kamikaze attack which hit the Yorktown. The wing of a unspecified aircraft is seen on the left.

TheWar13 Yorktown CIMG4056.jpg



Episode Fourteen

A World Without War


Boeing B-29-45-MO Superfortress

B-29 of 509th Composite Group, 309 BS.
B-29 of 58th BW, 509th CG.

Enola Gay : look at Same aircraft in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.

Loading of Little Boy, the first atomic bomb, on Enola Gay, B-29-45-MO, s/n 44-86292.

Unidentified Aircraft

Two japanese kamikaze.

Grumman TBF Avenger

Grumman TBF.
A TBF with its bomb bay open.

Lockheed P-38 Lightning

TheWar14 8mn52 P-38.JPG

Vought F4U-1D Corsair

TheWar14 9mn35 F4U.JPG
TheWar14 11mn59 F4U.JPG

Republic P-47D Thunderbolt

P-47 flown by Capt. Quentin Aanenson; already and quickly seen in Episode 8



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