The Week that shook the world

United States, 1960

Film
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Episode of Series “The Twentieth century”.
Traces the day by day events of the historic week in which Europe tottered on the brink of World War II. The week from the end of August and the beginning of September 1939 - the last peaceful days the world was to know for six years. It ended with Hitler’s blitzkrieg into Poland, eleven months after British Prime Minister Chamberlain’s “peace in our time” declaration followed the Munich Pact. Narrated by Walter Cronkite.

Credits

production company

Columbia Broadcasting System

co-producer

Burton Benjamin

Isaac Kleinerman

Duration

00:25:35:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1960

Appears in

The Twentieth century

Group of items

The Twentieth century

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

011772

Language

English

Subject categories

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Chamberlain, Neville, 1869-1940

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Lightning war

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Munich Four-Power Agreement (1938)

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → World War, 1939-1945

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → World War, 1939-1945 - Biography

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → World War, 1939-1945 - Great Britain

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → World War, 1939-1945 - History

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → World War, 1939-1945 - Poland

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Peace treaties

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

History → Chamberlain, Neville, 1869-1940

History → History

History → Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945

History → Munich Four-Power Agreement (1938)

History → World War, 1939-1945 - History

History → World history - 20th century

People → Chamberlain, Neville, 1869-1940

People → Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945

People → World War, 1939-1945 - Biography

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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