The World Wars (2014): S01E01 – Trial by Fire


Introduction

The World Wars is a three-part (later six-part), six-hour event miniseries by the History Channel that premiered on Monday 26 May 2014 (Memorial Day), airing for three consecutive nights.

Outline

An assassin’s bullet starts a global conflict that escalates into a deadly war; a new generation of soldiers emerges, including future world leaders such as Winston Churchill, Charles De Gaulle, Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, and Joseph Stalin; tanks and chemical weapons enter the battlefield.

Trivia

  • The show began with a brief introduction recorded by United States President Barack Obama and a quote by Winston Churchill: “One must regard these 30 years of strife in Europe as part of one story…one story of a 30 years’ war.”

The World Wars Series

You can find a full index and outline of The World Wars here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Narrator(s): Jeremy Renner.
  • Director(s): John Ealer.
  • Producer(s): Stephen David, Russ McCarroll, Paul Cabana, Elaine Frontain Bryant, Christian Murphy, Brian Burstein, David C. White, Tim W. Kelly, and Randy Counsman.
  • Writer(s): David C. White, John Ealer, Alec Michod, Chelsea Coates, Jordan Rosenblum, and David Schaye.
  • Music: The 13 Brotherhood.
  • Cinematography: Roger Chingirian.
  • Editor(s): Tim W. Kelly and Jonathan Soule.
  • Production: Stephen David Entertainment.
  • Distributor(s):History Channel and H2.
  • Release Date: 22 June 2014.
  • Running time: 60 minutes.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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