The BEST Episodes of World War II in HD Colour

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 19, 2020

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A new collection of rare and unseen footage of World War II and the very latest colorization techniques come together in WORLD WAR II IN HD COLOUR . With satellite-delivered terrain mapping and state-of-the-art graphics, this new series reveals the epic conflict of the 20th century in a fresh light. Narrated by English actor Robert Powell, WORLD WAR II IN HD COLOUR is a vivid, in-depth experience that provides viewers with new insights and information. Newly divulged documents, files and photographs, code breaking revelations, and recently released government papers on both sides of the Atlantic add a different dimension to our understanding of the strategies and battles of World War II.

Victory in Europe

#1 - Victory in Europe

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Nov 13, 2009

From three sides, the British, Americans, and Soviets are starting to shred through what is left of the Third Reich. As the Nazi forces see their final days, Hitler commits suicide, and the Allies begin dividing up Europe.

star 8.67
186 votes
Victory in the Pacific

#2 - Victory in the Pacific

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Nov 20, 2009

The Americans wipe out Japan's air force through a strategy of island-hopping. As the Americans face the decision of what to do with mainland Japan, President Truman calls to bomb Hiroshima and Nagasaki with nuclear weapons. Japan had no choice but to surrender, and the Cold War begins.

star 8.59
156 votes
Closing the Ring

#3 - Closing the Ring

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Oct 30, 2009

The Allies are now on the offensive on all three fronts. As their forces push through Europe soldiers start uncovering Hitler's death camps. This was the Allies' first concrete knowledge of the Holocaust.

star 8.54
159 votes
Overlord

#4 - Overlord

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Oct 23, 2009

After careful planning and tremendous secrecy but more importantly the lack of Hitler's attention, the Allies successfully breach mainland Western Europe through the Normandy landings. After thousands of lives are lost to the operation, the Allies are able to start the liberation of Western Europe.

star 8.14
134 votes
The Mediterranean and North Africa

#5 - The Mediterranean and North Africa

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 2, 2009

After success in North Africa and Greece, Allies push Benito Mussolini's forces all the way back to Italy. Italy is then knocked out of the war, Mussolini is deposed, and the Allies start to put real pressure on Nazi Germany.

star 8.13
231 votes
Red Sun Rampant

#6 - Red Sun Rampant

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 25, 2009

On 7 December 1941, the Japanese bomb the U.S. Fleet in Pearl Harbor. The United States officially enters World War II starting with the Pacific Front.

star 8.13
232 votes
Turning the Tide

#7 - Turning the Tide

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 9, 2009

The Allies and the Axis are searching for a final blow to each other to end the war. While the Allies try out strategic fire bombing, Hitler tries cutting off American supply lines with submarines. Right now this is a stalemate.

star 8.11
221 votes
Britain at Bay

#8 - Britain at Bay

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 9, 2009

July 1940, Britain is standing on its last legs while being pummelled by Germany. Though Hitler has better soldiers and a more powerful air force, critical errors of the Luftwaffe allow Britain to regain strength and start pushing back.

star 8.00
241 votes
The Gathering Storm

#9 - The Gathering Storm

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 4, 2009

Just years after World War I, Germany and other nations are in an economic depression. Leader approval ratings of Germany, Italy, Japan and Spain are shallow, giving the rise to military dictators along with their parties. Years after Adolf Hitler becomes Chancellor of Germany, he and his generals plot the invasion of Poland.

star 7.97
318 votes
The Island War

#10 - The Island War

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 6, 2009

An aggressive war is being waged against the Japanese. The United States is now starting to use a new tactic of island-hopping, resulting in the slow crumbling of the Japanese air force and navy.

star 7.96
157 votes
Hitler Strikes East

#11 - Hitler Strikes East

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 18, 2009

After the unsuccessful attempt to defeat the British, Hitler focuses his attention on the Soviet Union. This proves to be quite a military gamble.

star 7.86
238 votes
The Soviet Steamroller

#12 - The Soviet Steamroller

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 16, 2009

After Hitler's gamble in the East fails, failing to defeat Stalingrad and Moscow, the Soviet Union, with its vast resources and armies, starts to slowly push back and grow. Hitler is now on the defence on ⅔ of his fronts.

star 7.54
138 votes
The Lightning War

#13 - The Lightning War

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 4, 2009

The Germans develop a new military tactic known as Blitzkrieg. The Nazis use Blitzkrieg, dominating land and air warfare, allowing them to take Poland and conquer France in matters of weeks.

star 7.52
222 votes