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Episodes

Episode 1

Battle For The Crimea Part 1

Hitler's obsession with the Crimea caused fierce disagreements with his staff, but his army broke through Soviet lines in October 1941.

Episode 2

Battle For The Crimea Part 2

The Germans faced massive Russian attacks after defeats at Stalingrad and Kursk. Sevastopol surrendered, against Hitler's orders, in May 1944.

Episode 3

Campaign In The Balkans Part 1

Revealing how the collapse of the German campaign in Russia had its roots in events that occurred some years earlier.

Episode 4

Campaign In The Balkans Part 2

Concluding programme revealing how the collapse of the German campaign in Russia had its roots in events that occurred some years earlier.

Episode 5

War Against the U-Boats - Part 1

A look at how the naval convoys that brought vital supplies to Britain during WWII had to face the threat of the U-boats.

Episode 6

War Against the U-Boats - Part 2

If the U-boat menace had not been defeated - at a cost of 100,000 lives and hundreds of ships - Britain could have been starved into submission.

Episode 7

Destination Okinawa - Part 1

The battle for Okinawa was chosen as the final springboard for the invasion of Japan, which generals thought would end the war.

Episode 8

Destination Okinawa - Part 2

Looks at how the US eventually won glory against a formidable Japanese defence and the atomic bombs which brought the war to a sudden end.

Episode 9

Scandinavia - Forgotten Front: Part 1

Explore the vicious war between the Finns and the Russians, which ended in 1940 when Finland surrendered much of its territory to the Soviets.

Episode 10

Scandinavia - Forgotten Front: Part 2

Looks at how Hitler became aware of Norway's potential threat and mounted the world's first airborne invasion, just as Germany invaded Denmark.

Episode 11

Fight For The Mediterranean Part 1

Explore the battle between the Italian Navy and Britain's vastly outnumbered Royal Navy, which dominated the seas during the early years of WW2.

Episode 12

Fight For The Mediterranean Part 2

Uncovers the damage caused by German Luftwaffe to Allied shipping in the Mediterranean Sea, resulting in the loss of bases in North Africa.