The Second World War was the first modern conflict in which millions more civilian died than soldiers. As economic production became esstential to military success, civilians were conscripted into factories - and suddenly became fair game. In Total War, eyewitnesses from Britain, Germany, Russia, Korea, Japan, and the United States tell the story of the civilians-children, sisters, brothers-who suffered and died in the Second World War. Residents of Plymouth, Tokyo, and Hamburg remember the air raids; Russian peasants recall the siege of Leningrad; japanese soldiers and Korean slave-laborers describe the brutality of war in Asia. throughout, the interviewees remember the extraordinary suffering of a people’s war like none before. This program includes material that may not be appropriate for younger viewers. Viewer discretion is advised. DVD only. 56 minutes.
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