World War II In Colour

May 2020
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Victory in the Pacific

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By 1945, Japan's situation was desperate. Yet despite hardship and starvation, the Japanese persisted in waging a savage defence campaign, fighting to the last man. President Truman realised that there was only one way to force this fanatical enemy into surrendering, but it meant unleashing the most terrible weapon the wor...
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Victory in Europe

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Victory in Europe: Documentary series. This episode focuses on the final days of Hitler and the Third Reich as German forces were suffocated by converging Russian and Allied forces.
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Island War

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Documentary series bringing the history of the Second World War to life with the aid of the latest research and modern technology. In spring 1943, the Pacific war reached a turning point. America went on the offensive against Japan with a two-pronged attack while British and Chinese forces invaded Burma. For Japan, defeat ...
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Closing the Ring

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Documentary series bringing the history of the Second World War to life with the aid of the latest research and modern technology. This episode concentrates on Hitler's attempts in the latter end of 1944 to shift the balance of power back in his favour.
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Overlord

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Overlord of the TV-show World War II In Colour was broadcast by Channel 5 on Saturday 9 May 2020 at 13:00.
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The Soviet Steamroller

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This episode highlights the diminishing power of German forces in the east as the might of the Red Army swept Hitler's forces out of Russia.
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Turning the Tide

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With their armies fully engaged on the battlegrounds, the Allied and Axis powers focused their efforts to develop new weapons and new strategies to deliver a knockout blow to the enemy and bring about a quick end to the conflict.
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Red Sun Rampant

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This episode focuses on Japan's early involvement in the war and the country's efforts to flex its muscles around the Pacific.
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Hitler Strikes East

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Hitler Strikes East of the TV-show World War II In Colour was broadcast by Channel 5 on Thursday 7 May 2020 at 23:35.
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Britain at Bay

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Footage from after the retreat from Dunkirk, when Churchill rallied Britain in its darkest hour. Hitler was only just across the channel, but he reckoned without our supreme strategist, the might of the navy and the manoeuvrability of the air force. Crucially, Britain now had radar and the Enigma code had been broken.
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