The World at War

The World at War

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

Episode Guide

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

    Remember

    Survivors recall good and bad memories of World War II.

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

    Reckoning

    At war's end the superpowers decide Europe's fate.

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

    Atomic War

    The atomic bomb kills 70,000 Japanese and injures 70,000 more.

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

    Pacific

    The U.S. battles its way toward Japan and the Philippines.

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

    Japan Strikes

    Japan sweeps through Southeast Asia and captures Singapore.

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

    Nemesis

    Hitler marries Eva Braun, then kills himself.

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

    Genocide

    Germany's S.S. sets out to exterminate all Jews.

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

    Pincers

    Allied commanders cannot agree on an attack plan.

  • The World at War - Occupation 2 (Season 1 Episode 18)
    Season 1 Episode 18:

    Occupation 2

    A rail strike to deny Germans supplies kills 16,000 Dutch.

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

    Morning

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

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

    Inside the Reich

    German morale plunges after defeat at Stalingrad.

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

    Home Fires: Britain

    Women take jobs and black marketeers prosper as war continues.

  • The World at War - Monsoon (Season 1 Episode 14)
    Season 1 Episode 14:

    Monsoon

    The Japanese thrive in Burma's horrific jungles and monsoon.

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

    Tough Old Gut: Italy

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

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

    Whirlwind

    Arthur "Bomber" Harris takes over Bomber Command.

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

    Red Star

    Soviet military and civilian casualties total 20 million.

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

    Wolf Pack

    Germany tries to starve Britain by attacking supply ships.

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

    Stalingrad

    Success prompts Hitler's resolve to capture Stalingrad.

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

    Desert

    Combatants face sandstorms, heat, flies, thirst and dysentery.

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

    On Our Way

    Congress acts when Hitler declares war on the United States.

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

    Banzai

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

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

    Barbarossa

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

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

    Alone

    Morale plunges as Britain battles Germany alone.

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

    France Falls

    The Germans skirt the Maginot line and defeat the French.

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

    Distant War

    Unprepared Britain realizes war with Germany is a reality.

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

    A New Germany

    A look at the measures taken by Adolf Hitler to become dictator of Germany and begin his domination of Europe. Hitler offers hope to economically troubled Germany.

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

    The Secretary to Hitler

    Hitler's personal secretary Traudl Junge talks about life with the Fuhrer.

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

    World at War: The Making of the Series

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

    Warrior

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