The World At War and Making a Murderer

I'm toggling between two stellar documentary series during my free time this holiday break. One is quite old, and the other is quite new.

The World at War is a British documentary series about World War II that aired in 1973-74. I only recently discovered this 26-episode series existed, and was delighted to find it all on YouTube. It's absolutely riveting, even if you know the outcome.

Making a Murderer is a Netflix documentary series that's unbelievable, and unbelievably good. Buy, borrow or steal yourself a Netflix login and watch this one. It's like Serial on television, only better.


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MAM is awesome in an infuriating sort of way. Watched the whole thing in about 36 hours. Awful situation for the defendants.

December 27, 2015 @ 7:28 PM

Blind Dave

I have the World At War documentary. One of the most underrated and ignored WWII docs out there. I'm glad you found it.

December 27, 2015 @ 7:51 PM


I can't believe you haven't seen or heard of the World At War series before? I know it was shown in public schools in the GTA growing up.

Still love the opening narration of Sir Lawrence Olivier to Oradour-sur-Glane:

"Down this road, on a summer day in 1944. . . The soldiers came. Nobody lives here now. They stayed only a few hours. When they had gone, the community which had lived for a thousand years. . . was dead. This is Oradour-sur-Glane, in France. The day the soldiers came, the people were gathered together. The men were taken to garages and barns, the women and children were led down this road . . . and they were driven. . . into this church. Here, they heard the firing as their men were shot. Then. . . they were killed too. A few weeks later, many of those who had done the killing were themselves dead, in battle. They never rebuilt Oradour. Its ruins are a memorial. Its martyrdom stands for thousands upon thousands of other martyrdoms in Poland, in Russia, in Burma, in China, in a World at War".

December 28, 2015 @ 9:54 PM

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