History Channel to Air Six-Part World War Event Series

Series features interviews with U.S. and foreign military leaders

The History Channel and sister network H2 will air a six-part event series focusing on World Wars I and II from the producers of Emmy Award winner “The Men who Built America,” the networks announced on Wednesday.

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“World Wars” will cover the 30-year period at the beginning of the 20th Century when Europe and Asia were ravaged by the two world wars, from the perspective of the men fighting and the decision-makers who sent them to war.

The series marks the 100 year anniversary of the start of World War I and will feature interviews with Senator John McCain and former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell — both of whom have battlefront experience — and former U.K. Prime Minster John Major.

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“World Wars” is produced by Stephen David Productions. Russell McCarroll, Paul Cabana and Christian Murphy are executive producers for History, and Stephen David serves as executive producer for his company. The series is currently in post-production and will premiere later in 2014.