Watch World War II In Colour
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World War II in Colour is a thirteen-episode documentary that covers every theater of the war, using original combat footage that has been transitioned from black and white into color. The footage has been collected from hundreds of sources, representing both the Axis and Allied forces, over the course of decades to create a complete view of the war and the destruction it caused throughout the globe. The series recounts the action in complete neutrality to either side, presenting the war as it occurred historically. The episodes follow a chronological order beginning with a post-WWI world in the midst of a devastating economic depression that helps give rise to Nazi Germany under Adolf Hitler. The war in Europe is the focus of the first several episodes, covering Germany's invasion of Poland in 1939, the Battle of Britain in 1940 and Hitler's strike against the Soviet Union in 1941. Half-way through the series, the focus is transitioned to the Pacific War between the Japanese Empire and the United States and her allies. Each episode progresses forward through the war, from early Axis victories in France, Northern Africa and Southeast Asia to their ultimate crushing defeat with the capture of Berlin and the dropping of the atom bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The political, economic and social impact of the fighting is also discussed in full detail, including the high costs paid by the civilians affected and Hitler's Final Solution to eliminate the Jewish race in the Holocaust. World War II in Colour methodically displays a comprehensive view of the war and the horrors that it created. The colorization of the footage adds a more realistic feel to the scenes being described. Much of the brutal fighting comes from footage that has rarely, or even in some cases never, been viewed by the public prior to the release of the documentary.