The World Wars

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An assassination in Sarajevo sparks a global war. For the next 30 years, deadly fighting rages across Europe, Africa, China and the Pacific. Hitler. Churchill. De Gaulle. MacArthur. Patton. Stalin. Mussolini. We know them as legends. read more
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An assassination in Sarajevo sparks a global war. For the next 30 years, deadly fighting rages across Europe, Africa, China and the Pacific. Hitler. Churchill. De Gaulle. MacArthur. Patton. Stalin. Mussolini. We know them as legends. But they first learn what it will take to rise to greatness as young soldiers, fighting for their lives on the frontlines. This is the story of a generation of men who come of age in the trenches of World War I, only to become the leaders of World War II. The lessons they learn on the frontlines shape them as they rise to power—and haunt them as the deadly fighting breaks out again. Some become heroes, forged in courage under fire. Others emerge as the most infamous villains the world has ever seen. Theirs is one story—the story of a 30-year global struggle. A fight that will either save the world—or destroy it. Narrated by two-time Oscar nominee Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker, The Town), this three-night event series features gripping dramatic scenes, stunning CGI visuals and interviews with contemporary leaders, including John McCain, Colin Powell, John Major and David Miliband, along with noted historians from around the world. The World Wars is a mini-series event that takes viewers on an epic and groundbreaking ride through the bloodiest century in history.

Original Release

05/26/2014 on HIST

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Cast

David Mitchum Brown Harry S. Truman
Sewell Whitney General George Marshall
Jeremy Renner Narrator
Jonathan Hartman Benito Mussolini
Nabil Vinas Young Mussolini
Don Meehan Charles DeGaulle
James William Barker Prime Minister Chamberlain's Aid
Ian Beyts Winston Churchill
C. Conrad Cady Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
Maximilian Klas Young Hitler
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 Trial by Fire Sunday, 22 June 2014
2 The Price of Glory Sunday, 22 June 2014
3 The Rising Tide Monday, 23 June 2014
4 The Storm Explodes Monday, 23 June 2014
5 Never Surrender Tuesday, 24 June 2014
6 Peace at Last Tuesday, 24 June 2014
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Directors

John Ealer

Writers

Alec Michod, Frederick Rendina, David C. White, Zachary Herrmann, Jordan Rosenblum, Chelsea Coates, David Schaye, Claire Lawton, Randy Counsman, Keith Palmer

Cast

David Mitchum Brown Harry S. Truman
Sewell Whitney General George Marshall
Jeremy Renner Narrator
Jonathan Hartman Benito Mussolini
Nabil Vinas Young Mussolini
Don Meehan Charles DeGaulle
James William Barker Prime Minister Chamberlain's Aid
Ian Beyts Winston Churchill
C. Conrad Cady Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
Maximilian Klas Young Hitler
Michael Perrie Jr. Young DeGaulle
Wim De Groof Field marshal German army (2014)
Don Hartman General George Patton
Greg Lang Pres. Roosevelt's Aide
Joseph Scott Barbarino Joseph Stalin
Matthew Sims Winston Churchills Admiralty Aide
Kurt Vogelsang German General
Richard Walz Sr. SS General
Jacopo Rampini Young Stalin (as Jacopo Rampinil)
Koji Ohashi Young HIdeki Tojo

Producers

Brian Meere Executive Producer
Tim W. Kelly Executive Producer
Stephen David Executive Producer
Alec Michod Producer
Avery Fox Producer
David C. White Producer
Barker White Producer
Jonathan Soule Producer
Lesley Young-Pavia Producer
Brian David Cange Producer
Randy Counsman Producer
Jeff Howard Producer
Tim W. Kelly Producer
Jeff Howard Producer
Shirley Escott Producer
Stephen David Producer

Editors

Tim W. Kelly, Jonathan Soule, John Kilgour, Brian McAllister, Mike Alfin

2014 Emmy Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming Nominated
2014 Emmy Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series Nominated
2014 Emmy Outstanding Sound Editing for Nonfiction Programming (Single or Multi-Camera) Nominated
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