The BEST episodes written by Laurence Thompson

Distant War (September 1939 - May 1940)
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#1 - 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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#2 - 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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