The World at War (1973–1976)
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Tough Old Gut: Italy - November 1942-June 1944 

After driving the Germans from North Africa the Allies turn their sites on Italy. But the Italian campaign turned out to be tougher the anyone expected. American reluctance to divert ... See full summary »

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David Wheeler
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Episode credited cast:
Laurence Olivier ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bill Becket Bill Becket ... Himself - Sherwood Foresters
Mark W. Clark Mark W. Clark ... Himself - Commander, U.S. 5th Army (as General Mark Clark)
Walter Davis Walter Davis ... Himself - Sherwood Foresters
Allan Francis Harding Allan Francis Harding ... Himself - Alexander's Chief of Staff (as Field Marshal Lord Harding)
Bill Mauldin ... Himself - Cartoonist, 'Stars and Stripes'
Drew Middleton Drew Middleton ... Himself
Kenneth Strong Kenneth Strong ... Himself - Eisenhower's Intelligence Chief (as Gen. Sir Kenneth Strong)
Wynford Vaughan-Thomas Wynford Vaughan-Thomas ... Himself - War Correspondent
Siegfried Westphal Siegfried Westphal ... Himself - Kesselring's Chief of Staff (as General Siegfried Westphal)
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After driving the Germans from North Africa the Allies turn their sites on Italy. But the Italian campaign turned out to be tougher the anyone expected. American reluctance to divert resources from the planned Normandy invasion, geographic challenges and German reinforcements hinders the Allied campaign which continued until the eve of the Normandy invasion. Written by David Foss

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Language:

English

Release Date:

30 January 1974 (UK) See more »

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Thames Television See more »
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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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