Hitler's obsession with the Crimea caused fierce disagreements with his staff, but his army broke through Soviet lines in October 1941.
The Germans faced massive Russian attacks after defeats at Stalingrad and Kursk. Sevastopol surrendered, against Hitler's orders, in May 1944.
Revealing how the collapse of the German campaign in Russia had its roots in events that occurred some years earlier.
Concluding programme revealing how the collapse of the German campaign in Russia had its roots in events that occurred some years earlier.
A look at how the naval convoys that brought vital supplies to Britain during WWII had to face the threat of the U-boats.
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.
The battle for Okinawa was chosen as the final springboard for the invasion of Japan, which generals thought would end the war.
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.
Explore the vicious war between the Finns and the Russians, which ended in 1940 when Finland surrendered much of its territory to the Soviets.
Looks at how Hitler became aware of Norway's potential threat and mounted the world's first airborne invasion, just as Germany invaded Denmark.
Explore the battle between the Italian Navy and Britain's vastly outnumbered Royal Navy, which dominated the seas during the early years of WW2.
Uncovers the damage caused by German Luftwaffe to Allied shipping in the Mediterranean Sea, resulting in the loss of bases in North Africa.