World War II In Colour (8-Disc Box Set)
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FACE TO FACE
Shot in colour, this remarkable programme takes us right to the front lines of combat and into the daily lives of the servicemen taking on their enemy face to face. Soldiers endured a terrifying and emotional struggle to stay alive while experiencing appalling suffering and being pushed beyond the limits of hope.
World War II was a truly global conflict fought in extraordinary terrain and climes over four continents. During the war, this terrain was paid for in blood. This emotional programme is a testament to the courage and sacrifice made by those who paid the ultimate price for victory.
Of all the assignments a serviceman might find himself undertaking during World War II, flying seemed to offer the greatest promise of glory, but it also became the most dangerous job of the war. This programme puts us in the cockpit of the courageous pilots as we get up close to the glamorous but perilous lives of the airmen.
For the sailors and submariners who fought in World War II, combat at sea differed radically from any previous conflict. We venture beneath the waves with the brave and elite sailors aboard submarines. Known as the Secret Service, they quietly went about their business, playing a pivotal role in winning the naval campaign.
World War II was the most extensive armed conflict in recorded history. Not only did it touch the lives of the millions of combatants at the front lines, but also the civilian populations at home as they bravely shouldered their war-time duties, whilst suffering the over-whelming burden of materials shortages, personal hardship and concern for their loved ones overseas.
FUELLING THE FIRE
It has been said that war is a hungry beast that devours everything in its path. In order to feed that beast in World War II, the leaders of the allied forces challenged themselves to create the most advanced supply system in the history of warfare. This is the story of the people who worked to sustain the war effort by delivering the supplies.
THE PRICE OF WAR
This colour-shot programme gravely illustrates the bravery of the doctors and nurses who fought the battle to save lives. The fact that so many servicemen did live to tell the tale is a testament to the medics who fought daily against death in some of the worst physical and psychological conditions imaginable. The programme also features unique colour footage of the D-Day landings.
This programme focuses on the post-war occupation of Germany and Japan and the allied forces’ difficult task of living among their former foes in harmony. They also had to participate in the repair and reconstruction of their adversaries’ devastated homelands, gradually helping lift two former enemies from the ashes of defeat and transform them to strong and stable allies.