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Total War

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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