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National Geographic


Apocalypse tells us about this huge conflict through the tragic destiny of those who went to war (soldiers) those who suffered from it (civilians), and those who ran it (political and military leaders). The "horrible yet familiar" war led to the deaths of 50 million men and women across the world - making for the first time as many civilian victims as there were military casualties.


  • Apocalypse: The Second World War: World Ablaze
    Following the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Roosevelt declares war on Japan. The war becomes global.
  • Apocalypse: The Second World War: Shock
  • Apocalypse: The Second World War: The Great Landings
  • Apocalypse: The Second World War: Inferno
    In 1944, the Allies landed in Italy but are stopped in their progression. Hitler commits suicide. The Americans launch the atomic weapon.
  • Apocalypse: The Second World War: The Turning Point
  • Apocalypse: The Second World War: The end of the Nightmare
  • Apocalypse: The Second World War: Agression
  • Apocalypse: The Second World War: Crushing Defeat
    On May 10th, 1940, the "Blitzkrieg" - "lightning war" - is launched. The German army barrels across Belgium, Holland, and France. Following some violent fighting, the British troops panick in Dunkirk and the French army is defeated. Civilians are left fleeing in a veritable Exodus. France is powerless before this mighty enemy and the French are left with the choice between collaborating with Petain or resisting in the spirit of Churchill. Despite the heavy bombing of British towns, Hitler finally sees that he could not yet overcome the United Kingdom and decides instead to turn against his Soviet "ally".