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Crusade in Europe 

Based on the title of General Eisenhower's book, combat film from from World War II. This was the first documentary series produced for television.

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Series cast summary:
Maurice Joyce Maurice Joyce ...  Dwight D. Eisenhower 25 episodes, 1949
Westbrook Van Voorhis Westbrook Van Voorhis ...  Narrator 18 episodes, 1949
Hugh James Hugh James ...  Narrator 8 episodes, 1949
Dwight D. Eisenhower ...  Himself 25 episodes, 1949
Winston Churchill ...  Himself 7 episodes, 1949
Omar N. Bradley ...  Himself (archive footage) 1 episode, 1949
Kai-Shek Chiang Kai-Shek Chiang ...  Himself (archive footage) 1 episode, 1949
Mark W. Clark Mark W. Clark ...  Himself (during Italian campaign) (archive footage) 5 episodes, 1949
J. Lawton Collins J. Lawton Collins ...  Himself (archive footage) 1 episode, 1949
Charles de Gaulle ...  Himself (archive footage) 2 episodes, 1949
Anthony Eden ...  Himself (archive footage) 3 episodes, 1949
Albert Einstein ...  Himself (archive footage) 1 episode, 1949
Joseph Goebbels ...  Himself (archive footage) 3 episodes, 1949
Charles E. Hart Charles E. Hart ...  Himself (archive footage) unknown episodes
Alfred Jodl Alfred Jodl ...  Himself (archive footage) 4 episodes, 1949
Albert Kesselring Albert Kesselring ...  Himself (archive footage) 3 episodes, 1949
Hans Kinzel Hans Kinzel ...  Himself (archive footage) 2 episodes, 1949
Jacques Leclerc Jacques Leclerc ...  Himself (archive footage) 1 episode, 1949
George C. Marshall George C. Marshall ...  Himself (archive footage) 8 episodes, 1949
Vyacheslav Molotov Vyacheslav Molotov ...  Himself (archive footage) 4 episodes, 1949
Bernard L. Montgomery Bernard L. Montgomery ...  Himself (archive footage) 13 episodes, 1949
J. Robert Oppenheimer ...  Himself (archive footage) 1 episode, 1949
George S. Patton ...  Himself (archive footage) 8 episodes, 1949
Bertram Ramsay Bertram Ramsay ...  Himself (with Eisenhower) (archive footage) 5 episodes, 1949
Erwin Rommel ...  Himself (archive footage) 2 episodes, 1949
Franklin D. Roosevelt ...  Himself (archive footage) 8 episodes, 1949
Walter Bedell Smith Walter Bedell Smith ...  Himself (archive footage) 3 episodes, 1949
Jan Smuts ...  Himself (archive footage) 1 episode, 1949
Dietrich von Choltitz Dietrich von Choltitz ...  Himself (surrenders to Leclerc) (archive footage) 1 episode, 1949
Hans Georg von Friedeburg Hans Georg von Friedeburg ...  Himself (archive footage) 2 episodes, 1949
Georgi Zhukov Georgi Zhukov ...  Himself (archive footage) 6 episodes, 1949


Based on the title of General Eisenhower's book, combat film from from World War II. This was the first documentary series produced for television.

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Release Date:

5 May 1949 (USA) See more »

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The March of Time See more »
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(26 episodes)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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I wish it was on the History Channel
16 May 2005 | by bcolquhoSee all my reviews

I saw this on A&E back in 1989. The series was based on Dwight D. Eisenhower's book of the same name. It covered the entire ETO, (European Theater of Operation, for those of you who weren't in the military.) It uses archive footage of the famous and infamous. I wish it was on the History Channel. A show like that is a classic and should be shown again for those who were born after 1989. It's a good show. The program was interesting. If it's on VHS, or DVD, then I say buy it. It's very interesting. You'll love it. I did. I'm sure you will too. If you don't, don't blame me and certainly don't shoot the messenger. That's me too.

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