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The story of the 20 momentous years from 1936 to 1956 that changed the course of history, as told by Jonathan Dimbleby and through the words of remarkable BBC correspondents.

WW2: War and Words BBC

    • Maatschappij & cultuur

The story of the 20 momentous years from 1936 to 1956 that changed the course of history, as told by Jonathan Dimbleby and through the words of remarkable BBC correspondents.

    From Hiroshima to Cold War

    From Hiroshima to Cold War

    The annihilation of Hiroshima ends the war with Japan, but peace brings new enmities and flashpoints: Divided Berlin, Korea, Hungary and Suez. With Jonathan Dimbleby.

    • 17 min.
    Burma, Berlin and Belsen

    Burma, Berlin and Belsen

    The Allied advance through Germany recaptures Berlin, but uncovers the atrocities of the Holocaust, as war in the Far East rages on. With Jonathan Dimbleby.

    • 14 min.
    Paris Liberated; Allied defeat at Arnhem

    Paris Liberated; Allied defeat at Arnhem

    As Paris falls to the Allies and German resistance in Italy falters, the defeat at Arnhem in the Netherlands is a major setback for the Allies. With Jonathan Dimbleby.

    • 13 min.
    D-Day and the Liberation of Normandy

    D-Day and the Liberation of Normandy

    1944’s hush-hush Allied plans to invade occupied France bring success, but hard fighting, as Hitler’s troops are well dug in in Normandy. With Jonathan Dimbleby.

    • 13 min.
    Dunkirk and the Fall of Paris

    Dunkirk and the Fall of Paris

    The German army outflanks the British Expeditionary Force (B*F) and forces the epic retreat of Dunkirk as Paris falls to Hitler’s forces.

    • 14 min.
    The Phoney War

    The Phoney War

    WW2 begins quietly with little actual fighting, but BBC reporters develop brilliant skills at telling the story of ‘the Phoney War’. With Jonathan Dimbleby.

    • 13 min.

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