The RAF bombed Germany by night, the USAAF bombed by day.
The War at Sea during the Second World War
In the early years of the Nazi government, Hitler had made it clear as to what he expected German children to be like: This film studies the 'Hitler Jugend' from its conception through to it's ultimate demise.
Stormtroopers were specialist soldiers of the German Army in World War II.
The Wehrmacht - The German Army, The ‘Heer was the land force component of the Wehrmacht which made up the unified armed forces of Nazi Germany
The Kriegsmarine was the navy of Nazi Germany from 1935 to 1945. It superseded the Kaiserliche Marine of World War I and the inter-war Reichsmarine. The Kriegsmarine was one of three official branches of the Wehrmacht, the armed forces of Nazi Germany.
Blitzkrieg - The Lightning War, Blitzkrieg means “lightning war”. It was an innovative military technique first used by the Germans in World War Two and was a tactic based on speed and surprise. Blitzkrieg relied on a military force be based around light tank units supported by planes and infantry.
A fascinating documentary on the use of Snipers during World War Two, including revealing battlefield experiences, British, German and American training methods and a comparison on the firearms used by these lethal and most feared weapons of war.
The German general's plot against Hitler. The July 20 plot of 1944 was a failed attempt to assassinate German dictator Adolf Hitler, the leader of Nazi Germany, and for the resistance group to take power by means of a plan called Operation Walküre
The Siegfried Line was a series of fortifications on the western border of Germany, stretching more than 390 miles from Kleve, near the Dutch border, all the way to Weil am Rhein near the border of Switzerland. Called the Westwall by the Germans, it was built between 1938 and 1940 and is made of more than 18,000 pillboxes and tank traps.
he Battle of France, also known as the Fall of France, was the German invasion of France and the Low Countries during the Second World War. Beginning on 10 May 1940, German forces defeated Allied forces in a series of mobile operations, eventually leading to the conquest of France, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands, bringing land operations on the Western Front to an end until 1944.
A film documenting the biggest battles fought during the Second World War, between the Carrier Fleets of the US and Japanese Navies.
The Battle of Midway, fought in June 1942, must be considered one of the most decisive battles of World War Two. The Battle of Midway effectively destroyed Japan’s naval strength when the Americans destroyed four of its aircraft carriers. Japan’s navy never recovered from its mauling at Midway and it was on the defensive after this battle.
The Battle of Crete was unprecedented in many respects: it was not only the first battle where the German paratroops were used on a massive scale, but also the first mainly airborne invasion in military history.
The fearsome Tank Divisions of the German Army in the Second World War
This film is presented by Soldier I, best selling author who took part in the Iranian Embassy hostage rescue. He tells of his own 18 years of service and gives an authorative account of many other SAS operations. Some of these actions have never been disclosed on film before.
The Luftwaffe - The German Air Force, The Luftwaffe was the most powerful air force in Europe at the start of the second world war.
The Fallschirmjäger were the paratrooper branch of the German Luftwaffe before and during World War II. They were the first German paratroopers to be committed in large-scale airborne operations.
The war in the desert of North Africa, Fought between the German Afrika Korps – commanded by the brilliant General Erwin Rommel; and the battle-hardened General Montgomery and the Allied Force's Eighth Army.
The European theatre of World War II, also known as the Second European War, was a huge area of heavy fighting across Europe, from Germany’s and the Soviet Union’s joint invasion of Poland in September 1939 until the end of the war with the Soviet Union conquering most of Eastern Europe along with the German unconditional surrender on 8 May 1945 (Victory in Europe Day).
Japan launched a surprise attack on the United States Pacific fleet at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on December 7, 1941. The attack severely damaged the American fleet and prevented, at least for the short term, serious American interference with Japanese military operations. In response, the United States declared war on Japan. Following Germany's declaration of war on the United States, the United States also declared war on Germany.
The Battle of the Atlantic played a very significant part in World War Two. After the escape at Dunkirk and the inspiration of the Battle of Britain, the Battle of the Atlantic was Britain’s next nightmare.
In the Second World War in Europe and Africa, vast arrays of tanks, aircraft and artillery supported the infantryman. Little of this was available in Malaya or Burma, which is best understood as a foot soldier’s war.
The War in the Air ...the war fought by the air forces of the allied and axis forces in World War II
The Early Years (1939-1940) At the start of the Second World War in 1939, Bomber Command faced four problems.
The Means of Victory (1941) In 1941, the Butt Report revealed the extent of bombing inaccuracy (Churchill recognised this as a very serious paper and seemed to require urgent attention)
New Beginnings (1942) In 1942, the main workhorse aircraft of the later part of the war came into service. The Halifax and the Lancaster.
Leading the way and marking the targets for the bombers overhead, were the newly formed Pathfinder squadrons.
Reaping the Whirlwind (1944) Sir Arthur Bomber Harris predicted that the Nazis have sowed the wind and now they would reap the whirlwind.
The Road to Victory (1945) - The peak of Bomber Command operations occurred in the raids of March 1945, when its squadrons dropped the greatest weight of bombs for any month in the war