It’s easy to look back at the past, study the history of war and uncover dramatic reports of heroic exploits, daring deeds, evil megalomaniacs and vicious dictators, and all too soon you’ll find yourself completely detached from such events. The turbulent wars that took place so long ago seem to have little connection with reality, and will in fact often be, the stuff of legend and story makers.
So, to really understand the concept of war, on a global scale, the World War II years of 1939 to 1945 provide perhaps the first complete overview of man’s inhumanity to man, alongside the bravery and heroism that show the very worst and the very best facets of human nature. Incredibly there are archive images from every stage of this conflict to support our research, and as we consider the events of the Second World War chronologically, this book will build into the ultimate timeline for WW2.
COUNTDOWN TO VICTORY: WORLD WAR II – THE ULTIMATE TIMELINE
Tracking the main events of World War II is a truly fascinating experience, and with the help of remarkable archive footage, you can literally see for yourself exactly what happened, and when. From the early battles right through to the complexities of the endgame, this extensive series of 24 programmes will help shine a spotlight on a period of history that should never be forgotten.