Exclusive Trailer: History's The World Wars Mini Revisits FDR, Stalin, Hitler, Other 'Titanic' Figures

History will mark Memorial Day this year in a most apropos manner, with the three-night event series The World Wars — and TVLine has an exclusive first look at the trailer.

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Airing on three consecutive evenings — Monday, May 26/Memorial Day, Tuesday, May 27 and Wednesday, May 28, each night starting at 9/8c — The World Wars revisits three decades of global conflict, spanning 1914 to 1945, as told through the eyes of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Adolf Hitler, George S. Patton, Benito Mussolini, Winston Churchill and other “titanic figures of the 20th century,” director John Ealer says in the video below.

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Presented by the team that developed History’s Emmy-winning The Men Who Built America, using state-of-the-art CGI, dramatized scenes and contemporary contributors such as Senator John McCain, General Colin Powell, Leon Panetta, Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti and British Prime Minister John Major, The World Wars is narrated by Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker).

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  1. Chloe says:

    This sounds fascinating. Thanks for letting us know about it!

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  3. Simon says:

    Like Patton Oswalt said very wisely, You know you are getting old when you begin to really get into WWII. I therefore am getting old because that looks very fascinating to me. I can’t wait!

  4. Mario500 says:

    I don’t believe Colin Powell is still a general and Mario Monti and John Major are still prime ministers.

    • dj says:

      Little do you know. Colin Powell will ALWAYS have the title of General, just like he’s receiving a General’s pension check. Also, Prime Ministers always carry the title as do our former Presidents.

  5. animegirl31 says:

    My dad is going to be all over this!! I hope its good

  6. Erin says:

    I’ll tune in for Renner’s narration. It will melt my cold, dead heart.

  7. Sara says:

    Looks great!!!

  8. HistoryExplorer says:

    Man! I’m gonna watch this! Also, the trailer is really cool. I love how it portrays those young man becoming powerful leaders who then, eventually shaped the history of the world as it is today.

  9. MEMORIESfromBULLETS says:

    Historical movies will always be one of the best. Gonna watch it with my brother

  10. Gabriel G. says:

    That guy that sais we shall never surrender who’s voice is that please? actor/narrator

  11. John Amm says:

    In this war documentary, General Powell comments on Winston Churchill’s experience of going to the front lines in France and being shocked at coming under fire and being “awakened to reality”. He makes this statement as if he has no knowledge of Churchill’s service in the British Army from a very young age, including campaigns in India, the Sudan, and South Africa. The ignorance of Americans in high office is just shocking to say the least. It makes you wonder if they have any history books at West Point and they do, if any one is reading them.