WWII Generals at War Documentary Series Overview


Important battles of World War II are examined with paired military specialists focusing on the opposing generals involved.

Also known as Generals at War (original title) and Commanders at War (US title).


Commanders at War is a TV show on the Military Channel (now American Heroes Channel). It highlights specific battles or skirmishes from World War II, where one commander is pitted against another. Using computer-generated imagery, many scenes are illustrated using cardboard-cutout-like figures to represent soldiers and equipment. Key battle decisions are examined, in order to explain the overall outcome of the battle.

WWII Generals at War Series

Production & Filming Details

  • Narrator(s): Nicholas Rowe.
  • Director(s):
    • Kate Barker … (1 episode, 2009).
    • Robert Hartel … (unknown episodes).
    • Leesa Rumley … (unknown episodes).
  • Producer(s):
    • Jeff Boedeker … consulting producer (1 episode, 2009).
    • Stephen Hunter … senior executive producer (1 episode, 2009).
    • Kate Barker … series producer (unknown episodes).
    • Ian Duncan … executive producer (unknown episodes).
    • Robert Hartel … producer (unknown episodes).
    • Jason Hendriksen … assistant producer (unknown episodes).
    • Leesa Rumley … producer (unknown episodes).
  • Writer(s):
  • Music: Daniel Pemberton.
  • Cinematography: Mike Coles.
  • Editor(s): Rick Aplin.
  • Production: Windfall Films.
  • Distributor(s): Military Channel and National Geographic.
  • Release Date: 11 January 2009 (UK) and 09 February 2009 (US) to 16 March 2009.
  • Running Time: 50 minutes (per episode, without adverts).
  • Rating: Unknown.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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