- Number of Discs: 10
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 14 hours, 12 minutes
- Video: Black & White / Color
- Released: March 31, 2009
- Originally Released: 2006
- Label: A&E Home Video
- 10-Disc Set
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Additional Release Material:
- Battle of the Bulge
- Bridge Too Far
- Bomb Plot To Kill Hitler
- The Scattering of Convoy PQ17
Performers, Cast and Crew:
The History Channel collects some of its World War II-themed shows for this installment in their Ultimate Collections series. The titles included are: WORLD WAR II: THE WAR IN EUROPE, WORLD WAR II: THE WAR IN THE PACIFIC, GENERAL DOUGLAS MACARTHUR: RETURN OF A LEGEND, OKINAWA: THE FINAL BATTLE, EMPIRES OF INDUSTRY: WAR PLANES OF WWII, NUREMBERG: TYRANNY ON TRIAL, GREAT BLUNDERS OF WORLD WAR II.
Description by New Video Group:
World War II encompassed some of America's greatest triumphs and most bitter defeats. The ULTIMATE COLLECTIONS: WORLD WAR II is a comprehensive and intimate survey of this epic war featuring nearly 30 of its greatest World War II documentaries, each packed with original archival footage, interviews with military experts and historians, and gripping reenactments.
This essential 10-disc anthology of the greatest war of the 20th century includes:
WORLD WAR II: THE WAR IN EUROPE: Eight documentaries survey the war's massive scope in Europe.
WORLD WAR II: THE WAR IN THE PACIFIC: Seven documentaries examine the impetus and aftermath of the battle in the Pacific.
BIOGRAPHY: GENERAL DOUGLAS MaCARTHUR: RETURN OF A LEGEND: The great MacArthur helped win World War II with a simple promise: "I shall return."
OKINAWA: THE FINAL BATTLE: Relive the final engagement of World War II, in which over 250,000 people joined in a desperate fight.
EMPIRES OF INDUSTRY: WAR PLANES OF WWII: Learn about the birth of America's aviation industry and some of the greatest fighter planes ever produced.
NUREMBERG: TYRANNY ON TRIAL: Bear witness to the accusations, hearings, and sentencing of Nazi war criminals.
GREAT BLUNDERS OF WORLD WAR II: Eight documentaries expose the fatal errors and bungled opportunities that changed the course of history.