Rent WW2: Price of an Empire (2015)

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This blue-chip series explores the events leading up to WWII and the events of the war itself using unparalleled archive footage from one of the world's greatest archives, the British Movietone Library. Major events and rare stories are told through both eyewitness reports and sublime archive footage. The strategies employed and battles waged are compelling. They are explored to reveal the rise and fall of the great world powers.

1. The Gathering Storm
We survey the inter-war years, the rise of dictators, Japan's invasion of China, and the expansion of the Third Reich.
2. The Phony War
The invasion of Poland causes even the most resistant of powers to declare war.
3. Blitzkrieg
War explodes across Western Europe. Blitzkrieg - the German invasion of France.
4. Alone
Germany seeks to neutralise the strength of Britain, the only European country still opposing Hitler, from the air.
5. Barbarossa
The war in Europe is transformed when Hitler unleashes Operation Barbarossa and invades the Soviet Union.
6. A Date in Infamy
While the Germans are invading Russia, Japan continues to pervade the East and changes the war with an attack on Pearl Harbour.
7. Turning Point
Japan has escalated a War in the East, but has roused the might of the United States.
8. The End of the Beginning
The war turns inexorably in favour of the Allies.
9. The Beginning of the End
The momentum behind the allies increases as the Red Army begins its remorseless advance that will end in Berlin.
10. Overlord
The second front opens in Europe with the D-Day landings as the Germans continue to retreat from Russia.
11. Hell is on Us
The Allies continue their eastward liberation push, while an irresistible tide is running against the Japanese.
12. Unconditional Surrender
The Red Army force troops from Soviet territory, while in Japan, Okinawa comes under threat.
13. One Thousand Suns
Berlin falls and the war in Europe ends, Okinawa falls with terrible losses, a new weapon ends the war in the east.
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Michael Tear
Narrated By:
Michael Cove
Michael Cove, Anthony Potter
Demand DVD
British TV, TV Documentaries
Release Date:
Run Time:
650 minutes
DVD Regions:
Region 0 (All)
Colour and B & W
Disc 1:
This disc includes the following episodes:
1. The Gathering Storm
2. The Phoney War
3. Blitzkrieg
4. Alone
5. Barbarossa
Disc 2:
This disc includes the following episodes:
6. A Date in Infamy
7. The Turning Point
8. The End of The Beginning
9. The Beginning of The End
Disc 3:
This disc includes the following episodes:
10. Overlord
11. Hell is On Us
12. Unconditional Surrender
13. A Thousand Suns

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