WW2: The Road to Victory
For six years, the fast-shrinking free world lay in mortal danger of capitulating to the madness of fascist tyranny. In Europe, the Nazi Blitzkrieg had overrun Poland, the Netherlands, Belgium, France and much of the rest of the continent, while pushing Britain and the Soviet Union to their respective breaking points. On the other side of the globe, the ruthlessly disciplined and determined Japanese Imperial Army and Navy were wreaking havoc in Asia and upon the Pacific Ocean. The Road to Victory tells the astonishing story of the courageous counterattack which put an end to the nightmare by 1945. Creating a vivid panorama of a struggle that simply had to be won, this 10-disc set brings together incredible, rarely-seen footage from newsreels and color military films - including a great deal of captured enemy material! Coupled with expert testimony and meticulous research, this documentary furnishes an unrivaled portrait of the harrowing experiences of the greatest generation as they carried freedom's banner across land, air and sea to ultimate triumph on V-E and V-J days! Episodes: The Atlantic Campaign: Fall of Poland, Dunkirk, Battle of Norway, Bombing of England, Tobruk, Operation Mercury, Battle of Malta, North Africa, Battle of Sicily, Monte Cassino, Bombing of Germany, Battle of Anzio, D-Day, Dragoon, Liberation of Paris, Arnhem, Retaking France, Battle of the Bulge, Battle of Remagen, Fall of Berlin. The Pacific Campaign: Fall of Singapore, Pearl Harbor, Battle of Midway, Solomon Islands, Philippines, Burma, Gilbert Islands, Palau, Kwajalein, Fall of the Philippines, Last Stronghold, Battle of Okinawa, Mount Hot Rocks, Mt. Belvedere, Commerce Raiders, U-Boat War, Dieppe, El Alamein, Battle of Stalingrad, Bombing of Ploesti.
|Run Time:||933 minutes|