Battlefront - WWII: Road To Victory
The fiercest battles of WWII come to life as never seen before in this stunning collection of one of the most powerful epics of history. ACTUAL FOOTAGE from all sides of the war in COLOR. This documentary series takes you behind enemy lines and to the front lines of the tumultuous campaigns of the Atlantic, Mediterranean and Pacific theaters where the soldiers, sailors and airmen fought in the most defining time in the history of the modern world.
S01:E01 - Dunkirk (September 1, 1939)
The near-miraculous evacuation of hundreds of thousands of stranded, surrounded British troops.
S01:E02 - Fall of Poland
As the German military stormed Poland on September 1, 1939, WWII officially began.
S01:E03 - The Battle of Norway (Early 1940)
Britain sends destroyers to end Germany's access to the Norwegian port of Narvik.
S01:E04 - The Bombing of England (Fall 1940)
Spitfire pilot George Unwin describes his experiences in the momentous Battle of Britain.
S01:E05 - Battle of Tobruk
British, New Zealand and Australian forces gathered in Tobruk to launch an all-out assault.
S01:E06 - Operation Mercury
Five thousand of Hitler's elite paratroopers landed in 1941, to complete the Nazi conquest.
S01:E07 - The Battle of Malta (June 1941)
Italy's first target in WWII became the most bombed country of the war.
S01:E08 - The Fall of Singapore (October 1941)
The British colony was considered impregnable, but the Japanese Imperial Army swept the city.
S01:E09 - Pearl Harbor (December 7, 1941)
An American turret gunner and a Japanese airman describe their experiences of December 7, 1941.
S01:E10 - Fall of the Philippines
The day after Pearl Harbor, Japanese forces destroy US military installations.
S01:E11 - The Battle of Midway (June 2, 1942)
Turning point of the pacific war.
S01:E12 - The Solomon Islands (July 1942)
Combatants relive their experiences.
S01:E13 - Battle of Dieppe
British and Canadian forces raided the German-held Dieppe, but the Nazis proved too strong.
S01:E14 - Battle of Stalingrad
In one of the battles of WWII, the besieged Soviet Red Army turned the tables on the German Army.
S01:E15 - El Alamein
General Bernard Montgomery begins an offensive against German and Italian forces in North Africa.
S01:E16 - North Africa (November 1942)
November 1942 marks the first Allied amphibious landing of World War II.
S01:E17 - Burma: The Forgotten Front (Spring 1943)
The Japanese meet resistance from British forces as they advance through Burma to take India in 1944.
S01:E18 - Battle of Sicily
The Allies successfully invade the island of Sicily, setting up the eventual Italian withdrawal.
S01:E19 - Bombing of Ploesti
Romania's oil refineries were targeted in a grueling 13-hour mission.
S01:E20 - Monte Cassino (September 3, 1943)
This ancient Italian monastery was fortified by Germans fighting to block the oncoming Allied army.
S01:E21 - The Gilbert Islands (November 1943)
American forces fought a long and bloody battle against the incumbent Japanese.
S01:E22 - Battle of Anzio
The Allied invasion of Italy met with deceptively little resistance at the town of Anzio.
S01:E23 - Kwajalein
US troops wrestle control of a tiny coral island from the Japanese, providing a military base.
S01:E24 - Battle in Palau (Summer 1944)
As the U.S. prepares for the invasion of the Philippines, the Palau Islands must be taken first.
S01:E25 - D-Day (June 6,1944)
U.S. Ranger Walter Martinez shares memories of the famous landings on June 6, 1944.
S01:E26 - Retaking France (6 Weeks After D-Day)
Allied forces push the Germans back through the Hedgerows of the French countryside.
S01:E27 - Operation Dragoon (August 1944)
The tide of war turns against the Axis powers as the Allied forces push into the French Riviera.
S01:E28 - Liberation of the Paris
Following the D-Day invasions at Normandy, Allied forces joined French Resistance fighters.
S01:E29 - Arnhem
The largest proposed airborne operation of WWII, with 30,000 Allied paratroopers, went very wrong.
S01:E30 - Liberation of the Phillipines
In 1944, American forces launched a final push to retake the islands.
S01:E31 - The Last Stronghold (November 1944)
Turning point of the pacific war.
S01:E32 - Mount Belvedere
The Battle of the Gothic Line in 1944.
S01:E33 - Battle of the Bulge (December 1944)
American forces clash with German Panzers in the Ardennes forest in December 1944.
S01:E34 - Mount Hot Rocks (February 19, 1945)
American forces landing on the shores of Iwo Jima encounter Japanese combatants.
S01:E35 - Battle of Remagen
German forces retreat across the Rhine on the Remagen bridge.
S01:E36 - Battle of Okinawa
Kamikaze pilots guard the island of Okinawa as American forces approach.
S01:E37 - Fall of Berlin
Soviet and American troops press Hitler's armies from the west and the east.
S01:E38 - Commerce Raiders
Sneak attacks from German gunboats disguised as regular cargo ships crippled supply routes.
S01:E39 - Bombing of Germany
Strategic bombing by Allied forces of crucial German centers.
S01:E40 - U-Boat War
German U-boats sank hundreds of military and merchant supply ships during WWII.