The BEST Episodes of Greatest Events of World War II In Colour
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: May 15, 2020
Network: Discovery Channel (UK)
Using highly advanced colourisation techniques, critical moments from World War II, from Stalingrad to The Battle of Britain, are shown in a whole new light.
#1 - Hiroshima
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 30, 2019
The final hours of WWII changed the course of history with President Truman's fateful decision to use the deadliest weapon ever created: the atom bomb.
#2 - D-Day
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 16, 2019
The D-Day invasion fleet was the largest in history and one of the most audacious events of WWII. But landing was just the beginning, as rare footage reveals.
#3 - Buchenwald Liberation
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 30, 2019
Hitler's rise to power led to the slaughter of millions as concentration camps revealed the Nazi empire's true evil. Rarely-seen archive recounts the atrocities.
#4 - Siege of Stalingrad
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 9, 2019
The battle of Stalingrad was one of the bloodiest of the entire war and turned the tide for the Germans. Colourised footage retells the dramatic story.
#5 - Pearl Harbor
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 26, 2019
Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor was one of the greatest gambles in military history. Rare, expertly-restored footage recounts the extraordinary event.
#6 - Battle of Midway
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 2, 2019
Expertly-restored colour footage retells the dramatic story of a Japanese attack on the US-held Pacific island of Midway which triggers an extraordinary chain of events.
#7 - Blitzkrieg
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 12, 2019
The Lightning War was one of the most extraordinary events of the Second World War. Now, expertly restored footage from around the world shows the story in a new light.
#8 - Battle Of Britain
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 19, 2019
In 1940, France has fallen and Hitler orders Operation Sealion: the invasion of Great Britain. Rare, expertly-restored footage tells the story in a new light.
#9 - Firestorm Over Dresden
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 30, 2019
Pushing for a German surrender, Allied forces firebomb the city of Dresden, killing thousands of civilians and unleashing a storm of controversy.
#10 - The Battle of the Bulge
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 23, 2019
High on cocaine, Hitler hatched a daring plan to change the course of the war. Colourised archive depicts the Germans’ artillery barrage against the Allies.