The Last Days of World War II (2005): S01E04 – March 11-17


Introduction

The Last Days of World War II is a 26 part war documentary covering the final six months of combat in weekly segments, hosted by Greg Stebner, and published by History Channel in 2005.

Outline

The B-29s blitz and the US Air Force’s new low-level bombing tactics using incendiary bombs prove deadly for the Japanese. General Curtis LeMay hopes to force a Japanese surrender before American ground forces are scheduled to invade the mainland. Meanwhile in Europe, the Allies are closing in. With the Rhine breached, most Nazis realize their days are numbered and the end is inevitable. Hitler leaves the Reich Chancellory for the last time, and 16-year-old Anne Frank succumbs to typhus in the Belsen concentration camp.

The Last Days of World War II Series

You can find a full index and overview of The Last Days of World War II here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 11 March 2005.
  • Rating: Unknown.
  • Running Time: 60 minutes (per episode).
  • Country: UK.
  • Language: English.

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