World War Two

World War Two

Selection of documentaries, interviews and podcasts about World War Two. From the Rise of the Hitler to the Liberation of Europe and the Atom Bomb.

World War Two
  • My Neighbour Hitler

    From 1929 to 1939, Edgar Feuchtwanger lived across the street from Adolf Hitler in a bourgeois building in Munich, Germany. From his bedroom, the young Jewish boy had a view of the Führer across the avenue on the second floor. A schoolboy in Munich at the time, Edgar witnessed the rise of Nazism ...

  • Benjamin Ferencz: The Nuremberg Prosecutor

    Brilliant Lawer, at only 27 years old, Benjamin Ferencz was the youngest prosecutor in charge of the sentencing nazi criminals in Nuremberg on 1946. Relentless fighter for peace he never stopped trying to make the world a more human place, always governed by the spirit of the law.
    After the war a...

  • The Trial of Adolf Eichmann

    The Eichmann trial marks a real turning point in the emergence of the memory of the genocide of the Jews, in Israel, Germany and the United States. It is the first major transnational narrative that constructs the genocide of the Jews as a distinct event in the Second World War. It was intended a...

  • Memories of D-Day

    June 6th 1944. Operation Overlord begins. Discover D-Day through the photographic eyes of the British Soldiers. In this film the memories of Peter Norris, Harry Oakes, John Aldred and Peter Handford of their photographic activity during D-Day are recollected and allow us to better understand the ...

  • Hitler vs Stalin: Not One Step Back

    80 Years ago the armies of Hitler and Stalin went head to head in the bloodiest battle of the Second World War.

    Fought over five months through the bitter Russian Winter, the Battle for Stalingrad would serve as a turning point in the course of the Second World War and would mark a drastic chang...

  • The Invasion: the Outbreak of World War II

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  • The Abyss: Rise and Fall of the Nazis

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    How could a crisis-ridden democracy turn into an apocalypse with war and genocide? The rise and fall of National Socialism is told from an international perspective to offer a new comprehensive view on German history between 1918 and 1948.

  • My Father's War: How Pearl Harbor Transformed America

    Join Don Wildman, as he discovers how Pearl Harbor transformed America and changed the lives of a whole generation of Americans, including his father's.

  • Uncovering the Band of Brothers

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    80 years ago, millions of American soldiers started arriving in Britain, a friendly invasion that was here to prepare for the liberation of Europe. Amongst them was Easy Company of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment - that would become the famous Band of Brothers. Now, a team of volunteers, in...

  • Etoa: A Kokoda Track Story

    Seventy-five years after the horrors of the Pacific War, the forgotten perspectives of the local people emerge as a crew of archaeologists arrive in remote Papua New Guinea in search of the remains of lost soldiers.

    The legacy of the Kokoda campaign contributes an enormous amount to the DNA of c...

  • Hitler's Secret Weapons Manager: The Two Lives of Hans Kammler

  • The Lancaster Bomber

    The Lancaster Bomber tells how, as Bomber Command’s most destructive weapon, it went on to become instrumental in the defeat of Nazi Germany during the second world war.

    With contributions from military historians Alexandra Churchill, Dr Peter Johnston and James Holland, authors Leo McKinstry (L...

  • Australia's Pearl Harbor: The Bombing of Darwin

    In February 1942, the Second World War came to Australia. The same Japanese fleet that had attacked Pearl Harbor only ten weeks before had set its sights on a new target. The harbour town of Darwin. In two separate attacks on February 19 1942, nearly 250 Japanese aircraft wreaked havoc on the lig...

  • Poland at War

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    A people destroyed. A landscape changed by war. From the streets of Warsaw to the titanic tank battles around the fields of Radzymin, and the horrors of Treblinka. Join Professor Alexandra Richie as she explores the brutal and bloodied history of Poland during the Second World War.

  • Tanks of World War Two: With James Holland

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    Historian, broadcaster and World War Two expert James Holland investigates the most iconic armoured fighting vehicles of the Second World War.

  • The Last Dambuster

    Of all the air raids carried out during World War Two, none are as enduringly famous as the attack by Lancaster Bombers against the dams of Germany’s industrial heartland. Commemorated in literature and film throughout the decades, the mission – which was codenamed Operation ‘Chastise’ – has come...

  • Battle Honours

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    An extraordinary war demanded extraordinary soldiers. Forged into elite bands of brothers by facing the trials of war together, these are the stories of the Second World War's most famous fighting formations and their journey through tragedy and triumph to earn their battle honours.

  • Voices of the Victims

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    A series of films exploring the experiences of children during the Holocaust.

  • Ross Kemp: Shipwreck Treasure Hunter

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    Inspired by his family’s maritime past, Ross undertakes a special intensive training course under the tutelage of dive supervisor Neil Brock and, with the help an expert divers Emily Turton and Mallory Haas, he explores spectacular shipwrecks all around the UK.

    Moving from the Orkneys down to so...

  • D-Day: Secrets of the Solent

    On 6 June 1944, Allied forces undertook the largest air, land and sea invasion in history. On D-Day, more than 150,000 allied troops stormed five assault beaches in Normandy, attempting to break through Hitler's Atlantic Wall. ⁠

    Whilst the remnants of the D-Day landings can be seen all around No...

  • Confronting a Nazi Past

    Derek Niemman and Noemie Lopian work together. Two people from very different backgrounds, they tour the world telling people about their family stories. Author and writer Derek Niemann discovered only a few years ago that the grandfather he never knew had been an SS officer, in charge of slave l...

  • Three Days in June: The Story of the D-Day Forecast

    For a few tense days in June 1944, the success of the greatest military invasion the world had ever seen depended on weather readings taken by Maureen Sweeney at the remote Blacksod weather station on Ireland’s west coast. Maureen’s data threw Eisenhower’s meticulously planned invasion strategy i...

  • The Road to D-Day

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    Series, produced in the 1990s, about the run up to D-Day. Featuring some remarkable interviews from those who were there.

  • Heroes on Deck: World War Two on Lake Michigan

    Between 1943 and 1945, two U.S. Navy aircraft carriers, USS Wolverine and USS Sable, stationed at Navy Pier in Chicago functioned as a training platform for about 17,000 pilots, signal officers and other personnel. Former U.S. President, George H.W. Bush was among the pilots who learned to take o...