Episode guide

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Series 1

The War

  • A Necessary War

    Ordinary people from four towns across America recall their memories of World War II. Their peaceful lives were shattered when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbour.

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  • A Very Fearful Time

    Acclaimed history series detailing what life was like on the other side of the Atlantic for US citizens during WWII, a conflict they felt utterly unprepared for.

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  • The Worst Is Yet to Come

    A chronological look at US involvement in WWII, from newspaper articles to eyewitness accounts of residents of four quintessentially American towns.

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  • When Things Get Tough

    The American documentary series about World War II continues into 1943. US airmen carry out dangerous daylight bombing missions over Hitler's vast territory.

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  • A Helluva War

    Personal stories by locals of four towns in wartime Alabama, California, Connecticut and Minnesota. In November 1943, the Marines take the tiny Pacific atoll of Tarawa.

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  • A Deadly Calling

    Documentary series from US filmmakers Lynn Novick and Ken Burns, re-telling the story of World War II. Allied troops break the stalemate and advance on Rome.

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  • Pride of Our Nation

    What WWII life was like for residents living in the American towns of Luverne, Mobile, Sacramento and Waterbury. The Allies invade France on D-Day.

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  • A Volunteer Basis

    Keith David narrates the series about American fortunes during the bloody conflict of World War II. US Marines fight a costly battle on the island of Saipan.

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  • FUBAR

    Respected actors such as Tom Hanks and Samuel L Jackson lend their voices to this US-produced World War II series. With victory on the cards, Allied forces are at full stretch.

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  • Life's Accidents

    World War II retrospective. In the autumn of 1944, Allied soldiers are ordered into the fiercely-defended terrain of the Hurtgen Forest and the Vosges Mountains.

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  • The Ghost Front

    Superb documentary series about World War II. The Allies are blindsided by Hitler's massive counterattack in the Ardennes Forest - the fearsome Battle of the Bulge.

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  • Terrible Choices

    WWII recap from American filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. As the US Marines face stiff resistance from the Japanese at Iwo Jima, the Allies converge on Berlin.

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  • A Long, Tough Road

    The story of World War II through the eyes of locals from four communities across America. The bloody struggle is almost over as the Germans finally surrender.

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  • A World without War

    The final instalment of the World War II documentary series. The fighting comes to an end when American forces drop an atomic bomb on Hiroshima in Japan.

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The Water Horse [PG]

The Water Horse [PG]

  • The Water Horse [PG]

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