The BEST episodes directed by David Elstein

The Bomb (February - September 1945)
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#1 - The Bomb (February - September 1945)

The World at War - Season 1 - Episode 24

Western scientists have developed a new, immensely powerful weapon - the atomic bomb. On August 6th 1945, the Enola Gay delivers the world's first atomic bomb to Hiroshima. The world would be forever altered.

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Distant War (September 1939 - May 1940)
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#2 - Distant War (September 1939 - May 1940)

The World at War - Season 1 - Episode 2

In Eastern Europe, the full force of the Nazi machine rolls on - but in Britain, an uneasy calm settles on the nation. It is the 'phoney' war, with the sound of distant guns thundering ominously on the horizon…

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Alone (May 1940 - May 1941)
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#3 - Alone (May 1940 - May 1941)

The World at War - Season 1 - Episode 4

After Dunkirk, Britain faces the German onslaught. Although the RAF wins the Battle of Britain, the cities are blitzed and on the continent the last Allies are conquered. The outlook is grim.

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