About The Show

Using highly advanced colourisation techniques, critical moments from World War II, from Stalingrad to The Battle of Britain, are shown in a whole new light.


Episode 1


The Lightning War was one of the most extraordinary events of the Second World War. Now, expertly restored footage from around the world shows the story in a new light.

Episode 2

Battle Of Britain

In 1940, France has fallen and Hitler orders Operation Sealion: the invasion of Great Britain. Rare, expertly-restored footage tells the story in a new light.

Episode 3

Pearl Harbor

Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor was one of the greatest gambles in military history. Rare, expertly-restored footage recounts the extraordinary event.

Episode 4

Battle Of Midway

A Japanese attack on the US-held Pacific island of Midway triggers an extraordinary chain of events. Expertly-restored colour footage retells the dramatic story.

Episode 5

Siege Of Stalingrad

The battle of Stalingrad was one of the bloodiest of the entire war and turned the tide for the Germans. Colourised footage retells the dramatic story.

Episode 6


The D-Day invasion fleet was the largest in history and one of the most audacious events of WWII. But landing was just the beginning, as rare footage reveals.

Episode 7

Battle Of The Bulge

High on cocaine, Hitler hatched a daring plan to change the course of the war. Colourised archive depicts the Germans' artillery barrage against the Allies.

Episode 8

Dresden Firestorm

The Allies' bombing of the German city of Dresden was one of the most controversial of WWII. Rare archive footage tells the story as it's never seen before.

Episode 9


Hitler's rise to power led to the slaughter of millions as concentration camps revealed the Nazi empire's true evil. Rarely-seen archive recounts the atrocities.

Episode 10


The final hours of WWII changed the course of history with President Truman's fateful decision to use the deadliest weapon ever created: the atom bomb.

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