A global conflict lasting from 1939-1945, World War II was the greatest and most destructive war in history. Massive battles took place in Europe, Asia, Africa, and even the far-flung islands of the Pacific. More than 17 million military men of various warring nations perished during the conflict, and approximately 57 million civilians died as war casualties or were murdered in acts of genocide, such as occurred in Nazi death camps.
In the end, WWII had strained the financial resources of major nations so much so, they teetered on the brink of collapse. As the dust settled, these nations began the arduous process of rebuilding and starting anew—the memory of hard-fought battles and lives lost never to be forgotten.
THE BATTLE OVER EUROPE – THE KILLING OF EAGLES
These are the intriguing interviews of Sir Robert Saundby, General Adolf Galland, and Lieutenant Colonel John Keeler concerning their war experiences.
THE BATTLE OF BERLIN – DEATH OF A CITY
This is archival footage of the intense and destructive battle fought in Berlin—one of the final conflicts of the European Theatre of World War II in which the massive Soviet Army attacked from the east. Five days after the battle, Germany surrendered and Hitler was dead.
THE BATTLE OF MOSCOW – THE END OF THE ROAD
On June 22, 1941, Germany and its Axis allies took the Soviets by surprise and invaded the Soviet Union, eventually making their way to Moscow where the Soviets launched a massive counter-attack, leading to a morale-boosting victory.
THE BATTLE OF BERLIN – THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING
The Soviet offensive into what would become East Germany had two objectives: to be on a broad front and move as rapidly as possible, and to take possession of the zone—which could only be achieved if Berlin was quickly won.