World War II: The Apocalypse

Saturday 2 September 22.00

Cert 16
World War II: The Apocalypse

WHEN TO WATCH

  1. Saturday 2 September at 22.00

    Hitler's Rise To Power

  2. Saturday 2 September at 23.00

    Collapse Of France

  3. Sunday 3 September at 01.00

    Origins Of The Holocaust

Synopsis

Declassified, colourised and restored footage reveals World War II as it has never been seen before. As the French evacuated Paris in June 1940, amateur filmmakers documented the exodus as thousands lined the roads with their families and most precious possessions. As the British sifted through the rubble, people grabbed cameras to capture what it meant to stand up to Hitler throughout the Blitz. And as the Nazi army slogged through the mud and snow of Soviet Russia on the way to Moscow, soldiers used 8mm cameras to film the hardships of the war as they experienced it. This was not the stock, newsreel or propaganda footage from World War II that authorities approved and audiences became accustomed to seeing. This was sometimes provocative footage taken by those who witnessed the war first-hand. This was the footage deemed 'unfit' for civilians to see. At the end of the war, this and other 'Top Secret' footage of the war's destruction was stashed away and forgotten.

Episodes

Season 1
  • Hitler's Rise To Power

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    Saturday 2 September at 22.00
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    Wednesday 20 September at 09.00
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    On National Geographic
  • Collapse Of France

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    Saturday 2 September at 23.00
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    Thursday 21 September at 09.00
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    On National Geographic
  • Origins Of The Holocaust

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    Sunday 3 September at 01.00
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    Friday 22 September at 09.00
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  • American Allies

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    Sunday 3 September at 23.00
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  • Allies Strike Back

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    Monday 4 September at 00.00
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  • Retreat And Surrender

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    Monday 4 September at 01.00
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