Main title from the 1973 ‘On Our Way’ episode of The World at War (1973-74) (1)

The World at War (1973–74)

On Our Way

(1973)

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| TV Episode | United Kingdom | B&W | Documentary, History, War | 52min
| Stars: Laurence Olivier, George Ball, Vannevar Bush
| E7 | 12th December, 1973

The opposition to the USA’s entry into the war, Lend Lease, U-boat attacks on Atlantic convoys and America’s graduated responses, the mobilisation of America after Pearl Harbor, the loss of the Philippines, the Doolittle Raid, Midway and Guadalcanal

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
George Ball
Himself – Roosevelt Administration
Vannevar Bush
Himself – Adviser to Roosevelt
Masataka Chihaya
Himself – Japanese Navy
J Lawton Collins
Himself – Commanding General, 25th Infantry Division at Guadalcanal
Norman Corwin
Himself – Radio Commentator
James Doolittle
Himself – B-25 Raid on Japan
Mitsuo Fuchida
Himself – Aerial Commander
John Kenneth Galbraith
Himself – Roosevelt Administration
Minoru Genda
Himself – Planned Midway Invasion
Averell Harriman
Himself – Roosevelt’s Roving Ambassador
John J McCloy
Himself – Roosevelt’s Assistant Secretary of War
Isamu Noguchi
Himself – Japanese-American 1941
Paul Samuelson
Himself – Roosevelt Administration
Richard Tregaskis
Himself – War Correspondent
Edison Uno
Himself – Japanese-American 1941
Sewell Avery
Himself – Businessman (archive footage)
Winston Churchill
Himself – PM of the UK (archive footage)
Bing Crosby
Himself (archive footage)
Olivia de Havilland
Herself (archive footage)
Bob Hope
Himself (archive footage)
Charles A Lindbergh
Himself (archive footage)
Tyrone Power
Himself (archive footage)
Franklin D Roosevelt
Himself – US President (archive footage)
Frank Sinatra
Himself (archive footage)
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Pictures

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Main title from the 1973 ‘On Our Way’ episode of The World at War (1973-74) (2). USA 1939-1942
Main title from the 1973 ‘On Our Way’ episode of The World at War (1973-74) (1)

Production

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Peter Batty
Producer / Writer

Companies

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Thames Television
Production company