Episode guide

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Series 1

A Year to Remember

  • 1939

    A year-by-year chronicle of World War II using archive footage from the renowned British Pathe. As the conflict erupts across Europe in 1939, the evacuation of children begins.

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  • 1940

    Pathe newsreels give a unique insight into World War II in this evocative series. As the Battle of Britain rages over the south, Winston Churchill takes office as Prime Minister.

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  • (1941)

    The chronological recap of World War II reaches 1941, as archive news footage recounts the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the defeat of the Italian Empire in East Africa.

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  • 1942

    Incredible extracts from British Pathe newsreels depict war-torn Europe between 1939 and 1945. In 1942, the people of Malta are awarded the George Cross by King George VI.

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  • 1943

    Iconic images and news footage relay the key events during World War II. As the Russians celebrate victory in Stalingrad, a certain Clark Gable gets stationed in Britain.

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  • 1944

    History series using newsreels aired during World War II to detail the story of the conflict. The end is in sight by mid-1944, as Allied forces capture Rome and liberate Paris.

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  • 1945

    Series finale of the World War II retrospective, told through archive British Pathe news footage. Churchill flicks his now-famous 'V' sign as Allied forces secure victory.

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