Synopsis by Rose of Sharon Winter
This video is volume one in the 26-volume World at War series that chronicles the history of World War II. Originally appearing on television in 1974, the popular show was hosted by Laurence Olivier. In this first episode, the producers show the terrible cost of the war -- worldwide devastation and the deaths of 55 million people. The program examines the politics and economy of Germany that brought forth the Nazi Party and the leadership of Adolf Hitler.