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A new collection of rare and unseen footage of World War II and the very latest colorization techniques come together in WORLD WAR II IN HD COLOUR. With satellite-delivered terrain mapping and state-of-the-art graphics, this new series reveals the epic conflict of the 20th century in a fresh light. Narrated by actor Robert Powell, WORLD WAR II IN HD COLOUR is a vivid, in -depth experience that provides viewers with new insights and information. Newly divulged documents, files and photographs, code breaking revelations, and recently released government papers on both sides of the Atlantic add a different dimension to our understanding of the strategies and battles of World War II.
|S01E01||The Gathering Storm||04/09/2009||What were the factors that led to the rise of the militaristic dictatorships in Germany, Italy, Spain and Japan, so soon after WWI, 'the war to end all wars?|
|S01E02||Lightning War||04/09/2009||The German Blitzkrieg allowed them to overrun both Poland and France within weeks. See how this radical military tactic caught the Allies totally unprepared.|
|S01E03||Britain at Bay||09/09/2009||How close did Britain come to defeat by the Nazis? See how the RAF, code breakers and spies combined to hold the German war machine at bay.|
|S01E04||Hitler Strikes East||18/09/2009||Was Hitler's invasion of Russia the greatest military gamble of all time? A swift attack would, he thought, deliver victory. Germany only had to avoid a prolonged conflict.|
|S01E05||Red Sun Rampant||25/09/2009||The attack on Pearl Harbor brought the 'sleeping giant', America, into the war, and saw the emergence of the aircraft carrier as the pre-eminent weapon of the seas.|
|S01E06||The Mediterranean and North Africa||02/10/2009||Mussolini wanted to re-create the Roman Empire, but was a military disaster. See how his incompetence contributed to Hitler's eventual defeat.|
|S01E07||Turning the tide||09/10/2009||Nazi submarines tried to cut supply lines across the Atlantic, while the Allies fire-bombed German cities. But was either action decisive in ending the war?|
|S01E08||The Soviet Steamroller||16/10/2009||Russia was Hitler's graveyard. See how his undefeated armies were smashed by the seemingly limitless resources of the Soviet war machine.|
|S01E09||Overlord||23/10/2009||How close did D-Day come to failure? Despite meticulous planning, deception plans and specialised equipment, its success was always balanced on a knife-edge.|
|S01E10||Closing the Ring||30/10/2009||The Battle of the Bulge saw Hitler take his last great gamble, throwing his reserve forces against the oncoming Allies in the Ardennes. But how successful were his tactics?|
|S01E11||The Island War||06/11/2009||The war in the Pacific against Japan was a savage, hand-to-hand, island-to-island struggle, fought by new specialist fighting units like the valiant Chindits.|
|S01E12||Victory in Europe||13/11/2009||Allied forces converge on Germany, uncovering the horrors of Bergen-Belsen and Buchenwald, before pushing towards Berlin, where Hitler clings to power in his last desperate days.|
|S01E13||Victory in the Pacific||20/11/2009||With Germany beaten, the Allies turned their attention to Japan, who made them pay for every inch of gained ground. How was this last, great foe overcome?|