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13 episodes x 30 minutes

Black & White - Betacam SP/PAL with M&E and Italian Tracks



On September 1st, 1939 Hitler caused the start of the Second World War. Only a few months later Poland, Denmark, Norway, Belgium and France were forced to surrender. Exceptional archive footage demonstrates the techniques of the Blitzkrieg and the rapid German conquests up to the Barbarossa operation.

The War In Italy


Spectacular sequences represent the tragic situation in Italy during World War II. The landings of the Allied Forces, Cassino, the liberation of Rome and the cruel years of the Civil War.

The Eastern Front


A detailed narration of the diplomatic cunning and behind-the-scenes footage of the German attack on the Soviet Union on June 22nd, 1941.



June 6, 1944: the Allied Forces land in Normandy. The hugest military operation in history. The programme presents a detailed resume of the operation; which is undoubtedly one of the most famous events in history.

From Pearl Harbour to Midway


Footage from the US archives and unpublished Japanese sequences present a historical documentation of the first stage of the Pacific war.

The Italian Navy At War


An excellent documentation of the greatest sea battles of the Italian Navy during the Second World War.

The African Campaign


Footage from International archives make up a complete documentation of the war in Africa: the arrays, the problems, the battles and the reasons for the Italian-German defeat.


Battles In the Sky: The Ploesti Operation


The US attack on the Ploesti refineries was one of the longest aerial operations of the war. The programme presents the different stages of this dramatic campaign up to the final attack in 1944.

August 1944 to March 1945


Dramatic footage documents the last stages of the war, the advance of the Allied Forces after the landing in Normandy, the failure of Montgomery’s plan on Arnhem, the Soviet offensive on the Eastern front, the destruction of Warsaw, the battle of Ardennes and the invasion of Germany.

The War in the Atlantic


Using German and US footage the programme documents the first stages of the underwater German war, the Pincer movement and the sinking of the Graf Spee, the incredible pursuit of the Bismarck up to its sinking on May 27, 1941.

The Breakdown of Germany


This programme brings back to life the last dramatic days of the third Reich, Hitler’s suicide in his bunker in Berlin, the capitulation and the Nuremberg trial.

The Battles in the Pacific


The documentation of the fierce battles fought in the Pacific ocean from the conquest of the island of Tarawato to the US occupation of Iwo Jima and Okinawa.

The Atomic Bomb


Accurate documentation of this terrible calamity. Real and disturbing sequences of the "day after" at Hiroshima, together with a presentation of post-war nuclear experiments and the related research work to enhance the value of the atom for mankind.