World at War

World at War

1973 - 2007, War, History
A documentary series gives a historical account of the events of World War II.
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Episode Guide

  • World at War - Remember (Season 1 Episode 26)
    Season 1 Episode 26:


    Survivors relate memories of World War II and remember the millions of combatants and civilians killed.

  • World at War - Reckoning (Season 1 Episode 25)
    Season 1 Episode 25:


    At Yalta, the four armies of occupation agree to supervise Germany's recovery and divide the country into different zones.

  • World at War - Bomb (Season 1 Episode 24)
    Season 1 Episode 24:


    A B-29 drops the first uranium bomb on Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945. Four days later, a second bomb hits Nagasaki.

  • World at War - Pacific (Season 1 Episode 23)
    Season 1 Episode 23:


    Gen. MacArthur sweeps upward from the Solomons and New Guinea, as rival Adm. Nimitz begins an offensive in the Gilberts.

  • World at War - Japan (Season 1 Episode 22)
    Season 1 Episode 22:


    Early victories led the Japanese to believe they would be victorious against the West, but severe supply shortages and increased Allied victories dimmed this hope.

  • World at War - Nemesis: Germany (Season 1 Episode 21)
    Season 1 Episode 21:

    Nemesis: Germany

    The RAF and the USAF attack night and day; Goering and Himmler betray Hitler, who marries Eva Braun and commits suicide.

  • World at War - Genocide (Season 1 Episode 20)
    Season 1 Episode 20:


    The Nazis kill 6 million Jews in specially created death camps in their determination to create a purified Aryan race.

  • World at War - Pincers (Season 1 Episode 19)
    Season 1 Episode 19:


    Paris is liberated in 1944, but as Russians and Allies advance on Germany, Allied commanders cannot agree on an attack plan.

  • World at War - Occupation: Holland (Season 1 Episode 18)
    Season 1 Episode 18:

    Occupation: Holland

    The neutral Netherlands live under increasingly harsh Nazi rule for four years, dividing citizens' loyalties.

  • World at War - Morning (Season 1 Episode 17)
    Season 1 Episode 17:


    Americans, Britons and Canadians attack on five Normandy beaches in history's largest amphibious invasion, on D-Day -- June 6, 1944.

  • World at War - Inside the Reich (Season 1 Episode 16)
    Season 1 Episode 16:

    Inside the Reich

    Germany's people do not feel the effects of World War II at home until the German army begins to lose key battles.

  • World at War - Home Fires (Season 1 Episode 15)
    Season 1 Episode 15:

    Home Fires

    The Luftwaffe changes the targets of its bombing raids to outlying cities after its defeat in the Battle of Britain.

  • World at War - It's a Lovely Day Tomorrow (Season 1 Episode 14)
    Season 1 Episode 14:

    It's a Lovely Day Tomorrow

    The Japanese build a 'superman' myth as they thrive in the nightmarish conditions of monsoons and jungles.

  • World at War - Tough Old Gut (Season 1 Episode 13)
    Season 1 Episode 13:

    Tough Old Gut

    Churchill staunchly supports an Allied invasion of Italy, which he sees as the 'soft underbelly' of Europe.

  • World at War - Whirlwind (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:


    Arthur 'Bomber' Harris takes over Bomber Command with the demand for revenge sorties as a means to defeat Germany.

  • World at War - Red Star (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:

    Red Star

    Germany attacks the Soviet Union in June 1941, unsuccessfully laying siege to Leningrad from September 1941 until January 1944.

  • World at War - Wolf Pack (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    Wolf Pack

    U-boat attacks on U.S. supply ships nearly starve Britain despite convoys, escorts and underwater detection devices.

  • World at War - Stalingrad (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:


    The German army's defeat at Stalingrad, with 70,000 Germans killed and 100,000 captured, dispels the myth of German invincibility.

  • World at War - Desert (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:


    Montgomery's Desert Rats defeat Rommel's Afrika Korps at El Alamein after fighting for nearly three years for 600 miles of desert.

  • World at War - On Our Way (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    On Our Way

    FDR, determined to fight Germany as well as Japan, cannot sway Congress until Hitler declares war on the United States.

  • World at War - Banzai (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:


    Japan strikes at Pearl Harbor and sweeps forward to capture Hong Kong, Burma, Malaya, Singapore, the Dutch East Indies and the Philippines.

  • World at War - Barbarossa (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:


    Hitler turns his tanks toward Russia; after a succession of impressive victories, the Germans delay, fatally, and Russia's fierce winter sets in.

  • World at War - Alone (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:


    British morale plunges as 350,000 allied troops are barely rescued at Dunkirk and the RAF battles the Luftwaffe over London skies.

  • World at War - France Falls (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    France Falls

    The Germans skirt the French's heavily fortified Maginot line and defeat them in six weeks with newer techniques and equipment.

  • World at War - Distant War (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Distant War

    Germany invades Eastern Europe, forcing unprepared Britain to face the possibility of war with approaching Nazis.

  • World at War - New Germany (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    New Germany

    Adolf Hitler wins support from millions of Germans as he offers new hope to a country recovering from depression.

  • World at War - The Secretary to Hitler (Extra Episode)
    Extra Episode:

    The Secretary to Hitler

  • World at War - World at War: The Making of the Series (Extra Episode)
    Extra Episode:

    World at War: The Making of the Series

  • World at War - Warrior (Extra Episode)
    Extra Episode:


    Fighting men who served in combat through World War II tell of their experiences, thoughts and emotions as they fought to kill.

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