World War II in Color

Series/War | English | 1 season (13 episodes) Each episode is between 50 and 60 minutes | Original Release: 2008


World War II in Color is a British docuseries recounting the major events of World War II. The series combines both original and colorized footage. It covers the major battles in the Western Front, Eastern Front, North African Campaign and the Pacific War.

Robert Powell (Narrator) / Mamoru Shigemitsu (Self) / Erich von Manstein (Self) / Swaylee Loughnane (Major Oscar Hadley)
Why Stream This Film?
 Perhaps the most comprehensive documentary of World War II ever produced. 
  • The series received an IMDb rating of 8.7 out of 10.

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WORLD WAR II in COLOR is one of the best documented conflicts in history. Millions of photos and miles of motion picture film stock provide a rich visual documentation of the  conflict in both its brutal violence and celebration of martial purpose. As the lived experience of World War II fades away, the use of original color imagery provides a sense of immediacy for younger generations for whom the war is often a vague and distant event from the last century.
Roger Connor

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

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