The Second World War was often described as the deadliest in history. 

In this three-part mini-series, the confusion and chaos is explained by those who were there to witness it, in extraordinary stories laced with heroes, villains, tragedy and triumph.

Through sensational first-hand accounts of the hostility and heroics that dominated the defining conflict of the 20th century, the momentous battles are described in intricate detail by veterans and victims as they relive the turmoil that affected them and their countries. 

From the beginnings of Nazi Germany and its murderous practices, to the brutal battles between the US and the Japanese empire, the global combat is documented like never before.


  • Inside : World War 2: Episode 1
    The early years of World War II, from September 1933, when Hitler addressed the Nazi Party in Nuremberg, to June 1942 and the Battle of Midway.
  • Inside : World War 2: Episode 2
    Delve into the heart of the war: the period between August 1942 and the Guadalcanal Campaign, and September 1944 and Operation Market Garden.
  • Inside : World War 2: Episode 3
    Veterans tell the tale of the final months of the war, from the bitter battle in the Ardennes Forest to the bombing of Nagasaki.