We survey the interwar years, the rise of dictators, Japan’s invasion of China, and the expansion of the Third Reich.
WORLD WAR 2: THE PRICE OF EMPIRE - COMPLETE SERIES
The invasion of Poland causes even the most resistant of powers to declare war.
War explodes across Western Europe.
Germany seeks to neutralise the strength of Britain, the only European country still opposing Hitler, from the air.
The war in Europe is transformed when Hitler unleashes Operation Barbarossa and invades the Soviet Union.
While the Germans are invading Russia, Japan continues to pervade the East and changes the war with an attack on Pearl Harbour.
Japan has escalated a War in the East, but has roused the might of the United States.
The war turns inexorably in favour of the Allies.
The momentum behind the allies increases as the Red Army begins its remorseless advance that will end in Berlin.
The second front opens in Europe with the D Day landings as the Germans continue to retreat from Russia.
The Allies continue their eastward liberation push, while an irresistible tide is running against the Japanese.
The Red Army force troops from Soviet territory, while in Japan, Okinawa comes under threat.
Berlin falls and the war in Europe ends, Okinawa falls with terrible losses, a new weapon ends the war in the east.