DOCUMENTARY PROGRAMS

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FOCUS ON WORLD WAR II

13 episodes x 30 minutes

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

Blitzkrieg

 

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.

D-Day

 

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Footage from the US archives and unpublished Japanese sequences present a historical documentation of the first stage of the Pacific war.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