The Century of Warfare

The Century of Warfare

1995 - 2005, History, Other
Key military commanders and pivotal battles of the 20th century.
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Episode Guide

  • The Century of Warfare - Vietnam (Season 1 Episode 24)
    Season 1 Episode 24:

    Vietnam

    French involvement in Vietnam; North and South Vietnam; U.S. involvement; the North's victory; the aftermath.

  • The Century of Warfare - Wars in Peace (Season 1 Episode 23)
    Season 1 Episode 23:

    Wars in Peace

    The end of colonialism; conventional and civil wars; U.N. peacekeeping; terrorism.

  • The Century of Warfare - Iron Curtain (Season 1 Episode 21)
    Season 1 Episode 21:

    Iron Curtain

    The Soviets seize Eastern Europe; the nuclear arms race; the propaganda war; the walls come down.

  • The Century of Warfare - Air War 1939-45 (Season 1 Episode 20)
    Season 1 Episode 20:

    Air War 1939-45

    Bombers in World War II; fighting for air supremacy; the first jets; naval air power.

  • The Century of Warfare - Jungle and Ocean: Pacific Theatre 1943-45 (Season 1 Episode 18)
    Season 1 Episode 18:

    Jungle and Ocean: Pacific Theatre 1943-45

    After a successful but tedious island-hopping strategy, war in the Pacific finally culminated in the Allied use of nuclear weapons.

  • The Century of Warfare - The End in Europe (Season 1 Episode 16)
    Season 1 Episode 16:

    The End in Europe

    Yalta Conference; last German stand; Russians take Berlin; V-E Day; Potsdam and Nuremberg; Cold War begins.

  • The Century of Warfare - The Long Road Back: Eastern Front 1943-45 (Season 1 Episode 14)
    Season 1 Episode 14:

    The Long Road Back: Eastern Front 1943-45

    Courageous resisters begin to derail the Nazi war machine.

  • The Century of Warfare - Hitler Turns East: Eastern Front 1941-43 (Season 1 Episode 13)
    Season 1 Episode 13:

    Hitler Turns East: Eastern Front 1941-43

    Hitler's two-front strategy costs Germany the war and the lives of millions of soldiers.

  • The Century of Warfare - Sand and Sea War (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:

    Sand and Sea War

    Montgomery and Rommel face off in North Africa.

  • The Century of Warfare - Britain Stands Alone (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:

    Britain Stands Alone

    After most of Europe capitulates, England faces a German invasion.

  • The Century of Warfare - Blitzkrieg! (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    Blitzkrieg!

    Germany's lightning attack blasts through Poland, France and the Netherlands.

  • The Century of Warfare - The War Clouds Gather 1935-1939 (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    The War Clouds Gather 1935-1939

    Newly discovered footage documents the events that set the world irrevocably on the path of war in the 1930s.

  • The Century of Warfare - Enter the Dictators (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    Enter the Dictators

    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.

  • The Century of Warfare - War of the Eagles: Eastern Front 1914-18 (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    War of the Eagles: Eastern Front 1914-18

    Kaiser Wilhelm, Emperor Franz-Joseph and Czar Nicholas grapple with one another; the Russian Revolution.

  • The Century of Warfare - Blood and Mud: Trench Warfare in the West (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Blood and Mud: Trench Warfare in the West

    The Western front, 1914-1918; trench warfare; breaking the deadlock.

  • The Century of Warfare - The Violent Century (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    The Violent Century

    People, weapons, ideologies and warfare shape the century.

  • The Century of Warfare - The End in Europe: Eastern-Western Fronts '45 (Episode 55)
    Episode 55:

    The End in Europe: Eastern-Western Fronts '45

    Allied leaders meet in Yalta; deaths of Hitler and Mussolini; the New World Order.

  • The Century of Warfare - Normandy to the Rhine: Western Front 1944-45 (Episode 54)
    Episode 54:

    Normandy to the Rhine: Western Front 1944-45

    The United States joins the Allies for an assault on the Western Front.

  • The Century of Warfare - Gulf War and the Future (Episode 26)
    Episode 26:

    Gulf War and the Future

    The Gulf War; future nuclear arms; future conventional war; preventing war; United Nations.

  • The Century of Warfare - War in the Middle East (Episode 25)
    Episode 25:

    War in the Middle East

    A visual record of the Arab-Israeli war and other events in one of the world's most embattled regions.

  • The Century of Warfare - Oriental Communism (Episode 22)
    Episode 22:

    Oriental Communism

    The Chinese Civil War; the rise of Mao; anti-colonialism; Korea; communism in China.

  • The Century of Warfare - The War at Sea (Episode 19)
    Episode 19:

    The War at Sea

    Navies at the start of the war; the war on trade; amphibious operations; naval support of land forces.

  • The Century of Warfare - Oriental Blitzkrieg (Episode 18)
    Episode 18:

    Oriental Blitzkrieg

    The reasons Japan attacked Pearl Harbor; the threat to Australia; the Battle of Midway.

  • The Century of Warfare - Normandy to the Rhine (Episode 16)
    Episode 16:

    Normandy to the Rhine

    Planning D-Day; Italian campaign; liberation of Paris; broad vs. narrow front; Ike and Monty.

  • The Century of Warfare - The Long Road Back (Episode 15)
    Episode 15:

    The Long Road Back

    While Germany controlled much of Russia and Eastern Europe in 1943, resisters had already begun to derail the Nazi war machine.

  • The Century of Warfare - Hitler Turns East (Episode 14)
    Episode 14:

    Hitler Turns East

    German-Soviet treaty, 1939-41; German invasion; Russian winter; sieges of Leningrad and Stalingrad.

  • The Century of Warfare - The War to End All Wars? (Episode 8)
    Episode 8:

    The War to End All Wars?

    The United States enters World War I; Allied victory; the new Europe.

  • The Century of Warfare - Aces High (Episode 7)
    Episode 7:

    Aces High

    During the period of 1914-18, deadly new bombers joined the arsenal of weapons available for air warfare.

  • The Century of Warfare - Battle Fleets and U-Boats (Episode 5)
    Episode 5:

    Battle Fleets and U-Boats

    Naval warfare, 1914-1918; submarine warfare.

  • The Century of Warfare - The World Goes to War (Episode 2)
    Episode 2:

    The World Goes to War

    The suspenseful buildup to World War I included the mobilization of nations and the shooting of Archduke Ferdinand.

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