The World at War (1974): S01E12 – Whirlwind: Bombing Germany


The World at War is a 26-episode British television documentary series chronicling the events of the Second World War.


While the British continue to rely on night bombing the American forces attempt to use more dangerous but more precise daylight bombing to interdict German military production and crush the national will.

Whirlwind: Bombing Germany (September 1939 to April 1944) chronicles the development of British and American strategic bombing in both success and setback.

Interviewees include Marshal of the Royal Air Force Sir Arthur Harris, Albert Speer, Brigadier-General James Stewart, Hamish Mahaddie, William Reid, General Leon W. Johnson, General Curtis LeMay, Wilhelm Herget, Werner Schröer, Lieutenant General Adolf Galland and General Ira C. Eaker.

The World at War Series

You can find a full index and outline of The World at War Series here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 23 January 1974.
  • Running Time: 52 minutes.
  • Country: UK.
  • Language: English.


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