French involvement in Vietnam; North and South Vietnam; U.S. involvement; the North's victory; the aftermath.
The end of colonialism; conventional and civil wars; U.N. peacekeeping; terrorism.
The Soviets seize Eastern Europe; the nuclear arms race; the propaganda war; the walls come down.
Bombers in World War II; fighting for air supremacy; the first jets; naval air power.
After a successful but tedious island-hopping strategy, war in the Pacific finally culminated in the Allied use of nuclear weapons.
Yalta Conference; last German stand; Russians take Berlin; V-E Day; Potsdam and Nuremberg; Cold War begins.
Courageous resisters begin to derail the Nazi war machine.
Hitler's two-front strategy costs Germany the war and the lives of millions of soldiers.
Montgomery and Rommel face off in North Africa.
After most of Europe capitulates, England faces a German invasion.
Germany's lightning attack blasts through Poland, France and the Netherlands.
Newly discovered footage documents the events that set the world irrevocably on the path of war in the 1930s.
As the world begins to settle down, the death of Lenin leads to a fight in the Russian Communist Party, and Josef Stalin seizes power.
Kaiser Wilhelm, Emperor Franz-Joseph and Czar Nicholas grapple with one another; the Russian Revolution.
The Western front, 1914-1918; trench warfare; breaking the deadlock.
People, weapons, ideologies and warfare shape the century.
Allied leaders meet in Yalta; deaths of Hitler and Mussolini; the New World Order.
The United States joins the Allies for an assault on the Western Front.
The Gulf War; future nuclear arms; future conventional war; preventing war; United Nations.
A visual record of the Arab-Israeli war and other events in one of the world's most embattled regions.
The Chinese Civil War; the rise of Mao; anti-colonialism; Korea; communism in China.
Navies at the start of the war; the war on trade; amphibious operations; naval support of land forces.
The reasons Japan attacked Pearl Harbor; the threat to Australia; the Battle of Midway.
Planning D-Day; Italian campaign; liberation of Paris; broad vs. narrow front; Ike and Monty.
While Germany controlled much of Russia and Eastern Europe in 1943, resisters had already begun to derail the Nazi war machine.
German-Soviet treaty, 1939-41; German invasion; Russian winter; sieges of Leningrad and Stalingrad.
The United States enters World War I; Allied victory; the new Europe.
During the period of 1914-18, deadly new bombers joined the arsenal of weapons available for air warfare.
Naval warfare, 1914-1918; submarine warfare.
The suspenseful buildup to World War I included the mobilization of nations and the shooting of Archduke Ferdinand.