Watch The World Wars tonight on History

26 07 2014

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Close to 70 years since the end of the Second World War, there are still many physically reminders left of the dark and painful period of our history that can be found amongst the new Singapore we have become. However, for the many of us today, for whom the war was a dark moment in history, it would be hard to imagine the motivations of those who led their countries into battle as well as the horrors faced by the troops at the frontline.

The chapel and murals were a light in the darkness of captivity during the dark days of World War II.

A reminder of the war in Singapore, the Changi Murals, in the Chapel of St. Luke.

Recounting not just the horrors of the World Wars, but also how the two great wars were very much interlinked, including how some of the experiences gained by individuals during the first, motivated their decisions as men leading their countries into battle in the second, is The World Wars. A three-night event series, The World Wars looks back at the war years through the eyes of the powerful men of the time — Roosevelt, Hitler, Patton, Mussolini, Churchill, Tojo, DeGaulle and MacArthur.

This special event series commemorates the 100th anniversary of a turning point in the world’s history, where the old world of kings and empires collided with the new world of machine guns, where the old rules of engagement bowed before new and previously unthinkable form of warfare. Where one generation of men, fought two wars and changed the world. The series airs on HISTORY (StarHub TV Ch. 401), July 26 – 28, 10pm.

The World Wars received three 2014 Primetime Emmy Nominations for:
1. Outstanding Documentary or Non-fiction Series
2. Outstanding Writing for Non-fiction Programming
3. Outstanding Sound Editing for Nonfiction Programming (Single or Multi-camera)

For more information about The World Wars, check out: http://specials.historyasia.com/worldwars/index.html.

About The World Wars 

The World Wars is a three-night event series which looks back at the war years through the eyes of the powerful men of the time — Roosevelt, Hitler, Patton, Mussolini, Churchill, Tojo, DeGaulle and MacArthur. This special event series will honor the 100th anniversary of a decisive turning point in our history, where the old world of kings and empires collided with the new world of machine guns. Where the old rules of engagement bowed before tanks and chemical warfare. Where one generation of men, fought two wars and changed the world.

Interesting Facts

– The World Wars premieres to 3.4 million total viewers in U.S.

– U.S President Obama will be introducing Night One (Episode 1, 26th July at 10pm) of the six-part event series that takes viewers on an epic and groundbreaking ride through the bloodiest century in history.

– The series features gripping dramatic scenes, stunning CGI visuals and interviews with contemporary leaders, including John McCain, Colin Powell, John Major and David Miliband, along with noted historians from around the world.

The World Wars

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