By the end of June 1940 Britain stood alone in the war against Nazi Germany. Ahead lay a long hot summer as a battle for national survival was fought in the skies over Britain in full view of the population. Not only did Britain’s fate depend on the outcome of the battle but also the freedom of the rest of Europe and, ultimately, the outcome of the Second World War. Today the Battle of Britain stands as one of the pivotal moments in Britain’s long history
World at War
A feature-length documentary, walking in the footsteps of the “Diggers”, who in 1942, against all odds, preserved Australia’s freedom. A stunningly filmed, modern telling of the Kokoda story and its significance in the Pacific War. An exploration of the enduring spirit that sustained the Kokoda “Diggers” and which still inspires Australians today. A commemoration of the campaign’s 75th anniversary of the Kokoda Campaign and the significant battles fought in Papua New Guinea.
Australian artist and film-maker, Philippe Mora, investigates his father’s clandestine role in the French Résistance in WWII and his mother’s miraculous escape en route to Auschwitz. Philippe, a Hollywood cult-horror movie director and pop-artist, adopts a Film Noir persona to tell his family’s story.
The documentary drama tells the story of the only man who survived the wreckage of the World War II Submarine HMS Perseus, which sank unnoticed in 1941. With the help of a team of historians, famous underwater wrecks researcher, writer and professional diver Richie Kohler tries to understand why a simple submariner got involved in the transportation of a secret cargo as part of the high-end spy games between the Axis and the Alliance.
We survey the interwar years, the rise of dictators, Japan’s invasion of China, and the expansion of the Third Reich.
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.