The fiercest battles of WWII come to life as never seen before in this stunning collection of one of the most powerful epics in history. With actual footage from all sides of the war in color, this documentary takes you behind enemy lines and to the front lines of the tumultuous campaigns of the Atlantic, Mediterranean and Pacific theatres, where soldiers, sailors and airmen fought in the most defining time in the history of the modern world.
Battle Of Stalingrad, mid-1942 to 1943: In one of the greatest battles of the war, German troops continue their siege to Stalingrad, where the Soviet Red Army is ordered to wage its most vicious fight. In a two-pronged offensive, the Soviets encircle a weakened German line, forcing them to surrender.
Dieppe, August 19, 1942: In the French port town of Dieppe, the Allies stage a raid using mostly British and Canadian troops. But German fortifications prove overwhelming as more than half of the 5,000 who made it ashore are killed, wounded or captured.
Arnhem, September 1944: It was to be the largest airborne operation of the war, involving 30,000 Allied paratroopers to secure passage into Germany through the Netherlands. But at the bridge at Arnhem, the plan proves disastrous.
Battle Of Okinawa, April 1945: The U.S. engages Japan in a costly battle that would pit Japanese suicide bombers, most notably the Kamikaze, against an overwhelming U.S. naval presence.