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

The World at War (1973–74)

Reckoning

(1974)

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| TV Episode | United Kingdom | B&W | Documentary, History, War | 51min
| Stars: Laurence Olivier, Stephen Ambrose, Charles Bohlen
| E25 | 1st May, 1974

The situation in post-war Europe including the allied occupation of Germany, demobilisation, the Nuremberg Trials and the genesis of the Cold War. The episode concludes with summations about the ultimate costs and consequences of the war

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
Stephen Ambrose
Himself – Historian
Charles Bohlen
Himself – US State Department 1945
Anthony Eden
Himself – Foreign Affairs 1945
Noble Frankland
Himself – Historian
Ursula Gray
Herself – German Refugee, 1945
Averell Harriman
Himself – US Ambassador to Moscow 1945
Louis Mountbatten
Himself – Supreme Commander, SEAsia
William Robertson
Himself – US Army 1945
Christa Ronke
Herself – Berliner, 1945
Hartley Shawcross
Himself – Nuremberg Prosecuter 1945
Albert Speer
Himself
Douglas Spencer
Himself – UK Occupation Force 1945
Kay Summersby
Herself – US Army 1945
Karl Dönitz
Himself – Last Leader of the Third Reich (archive footage)
Hermann Göring
Himself – Nuremberg Trial Defendant 1945 (archive footage)
Rudolf Hess
Himself – Nuremberg Trial Defendant 1945 (archive footage)
W K Wellington Koo
Himself – United Nations signatore one (archive footage)
Douglas MacArthur
Himself – Leader of America’s Occupation of Japan (archive footage)
Joseph Stalin
Himself – General Secretary (archive footage)
Harry S Truman
Himself – US President (archive footage)
Joachim von Ribbentrop
Himself – Nuremberg Trial Defendant 1945 (archive footage)
Gerd von Rundstedt
Himself (archive footage)
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Pictures

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Main title from the 1974 ‘Reckoning’ episode of The World at War (1973-1974) (2). 1945… and after
Main title from the 1974 ‘Reckoning’ episode of The World at War (1973-1974) (1)

Production

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Jerome Kuehl
Producer / Writer

Companies

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Thames Television
Production company