The events of World War II from 1941 onward are depicted from the perspective of space.

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Corey Johnson ...
Himself - Narrator (voice)
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Himself - Colonel, United States Military Academy, West Point
Geoffrey Wawro ...
Himself - University of North Texas
Conrad Crane ...
Himself - Phd., Army Heritage & Education Center, Carlisle, PA
Patrick W. Singer ...
Himself - 21st Century Defence Initiative, Brookings
Donald Stratton ...
Himself - Seaman First Class, USS Arizona
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Himself - Prof., Stamford University
Bob Jefferey ...
Himself - Worldwide Chairman & CEO, JWT
Richard Overy ...
Himself - Prof., University of Exeter
Chris Semancik ...
Himself - U.S. Army Center of Military History, Fort Belvoir
Patrick Porter ...
Himself - University of Reading
Raymond V. Mason ...
Himself - Lt. Gen.,Kev Deputy Chief of Staff, Logistics, G4
John Schaffner ...
Himself - Corporal, 106th Infantry Division
James Jay Carafano ...
Himself - The Heritage Foundation
Frank Gervasi ...
Himself - Master Sergeant, 1st Infantry Division
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This spectacular two-hour special delivers the tipping points of World War II as you've never seen them before. The key editorial feature of the program is an all-seeing CGI eye; bringing a new visual approach to the biggest conflict of all time. Written by anonymoose

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Although the 'Battle of Kursk' was highlighted, the role of the T-34 was ignored for the use of the Studebaker truck with a mobile howitzer. See more »

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A US centric so called documentary
28 July 2015 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This movie would have you believe that WWII started at Pearl Harbor! Nothing of what happened before seems to matter, the USA were not in it! So forget about WWII, this movie should be called: the USA in WWII, with an overview of what the lesser players did too.

Of course explaining WWII in that short duration would be a challenge, but in this case it seems to go for a lot of over simplification, the imagery is very gimmicky too and doesn't really add anything.

The "from space"perspective, is no more than a marketing trick, there isn't anything new there and it doesn't add to the comprehension more than moving maps etc... that we've had for decades.

Painful to watch if you know anything about the subject.


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