Main title from the 1974 ‘Japan’ episode of The World at War (1973-1974) (1)

The World at War (1973–74)

Japan

(1974)

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| TV Episode | United Kingdom | B&W | Documentary, History, War | 50min
| Stars: Laurence Olivier, Naoki Hoshino, Toshikazu Kase
| E22 | 10th April, 1974

Japan’s society and culture during wartime, and how life is transformed as the country gradually becomes aware of increasingly catastrophic setbacks including the Doolittle raid, defeat at Midway and the relentless bombing of Japanese cities

The World at War (1973-74) opening credits
The World at War (1973–74)
1970s World War II documentary series, narrated by Laurence Olivier.

Episode cast

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Photo of Laurence Oliver narrating The World at War (1973-4). The actor is in rolled-up shirt sleeves while reading the script in front of a microphone
Himself – Narrator
Naoki Hoshino
Himself – Cabinet Minister
Toshikazu Kase
Himself – Cabinet Secretariat
Teruo Okada
Himself
Yuzuru Sanematsu
Himself – Commander Naval Intelligence
Mrs Yonaha
Herself – Student
Winston Churchill
Himself – Buckingham Palace on balcony 1945 (archive footage)
Hirohito
Himself – Emperor of Japan (archive footage)
King George VI
Himself – Buckingham Palace on balcony 1945 (archive footage)
Princess Margaret
Herself – Buckingham Palace on balcony 1945 (archive footage)
Queen Elizabeth II
Herself – Buckingham Palace on balcony 1945 (archive footage)
Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother
Herself – Buckingham Palace on balcony 1945 (archive footage)
Hideki Tojo
Himself – Prime Minister (archive footage)
Isoroku Yamamoto
Himself – Funeral Procession in Japan 1943 (archive footage)
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Pictures

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Main title from the 1974 ‘Japan’ episode of The World at War (1973-1974) (2). 1941-1945
Main title from the 1974 ‘Japan’ episode of The World at War (1973-1974) (1)

Production

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Hugh Raggett
Director / Producer
Courtney Browne
Writer

Companies

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Thames Television
Production company