Major battles of World War II are recounted in depth.




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Series cast summary:
Tim Pigott-Smith ...  Narrator / ... 12 episodes, 1995
Jonathan Booth Jonathan Booth ...  Narrator / ... 8 episodes, 2001-2004


Six two hour programs describing the pivotal confrontations of World War II (France, Britain, Midway, Stalingrad, Normandy and Berlin). Each conflict is placed in the larger context of the global situation. Strategy and tactics are described in detail with excellent graphics. Archival footage from several sources includes rare film from the Moscow archives. Written by Raymond Clay <>

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A masterpiece of documentary
22 August 2013 | by ridsouto-757-693859See all my reviews

It's an absolute must-watch for anybody interested in military history, tactics, etc. Very well executed, it provides a very thorough introduction to the circumstances leading to the battle, explains the different phases of the battle itself and finally addresses briefly its consequences.

Sure, there's a lot of information left out, but what can you expect? It's a documentary, not a complete academic study. It gives you as much info as reasonably possible for a 2 hr piece. And it does so keeping a good pace, in some cases almost as an action movie.

Outstanding work.

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3 July 1995 (USA) See more »

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Battlefield: Taistelu Ranskasta See more »

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