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MIPTV Picks 2012: World War II – The Last Heroes

The team that brought us the critically acclamied Channel 4 historical series Blitz Street takes us back to the final years of the Allied campaign in the Second World War.
March 23, 2012

The team that brought us the critically acclamied Channel 4 historical series Blitz Street takes us back to the final years of the Allied campaign in the Second World War. With a mix of previously unseen archive materials from the Imperial War Museum and National Archives, explosive re-enactments using actual WWII firepower, and gripping first-person testimonials, World War II: The Last Heroes depicts the war as seen by the Allied troops, from the D-Day landing to the suicide of Hitler in Berlin.

Partners: Impossible Pictures Ltd. and Entertainment One in association with Shaw Media (Canada), Channel 4 (UK), and Yesterday for UKTV (UK); distributed by Cineflix Rights

Aired: November 2011 (Channel 4)

Length: 6 x 60 minutes

Rights available: All rights worldwide excluding Canada and UK

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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