World War II – Battles for Europe is a compelling eight-part series takes you to the heart of iconic moments in the history of warfare: the D-Day landings, the ill-fated airborne operation at Arnhem, the German counterattack at the Battle of the Bulge and the dash for one of the last bridges standing across the Rhine at Remagen.
Also stylised as WWII – Battles for Europe or World War II – Battles for Europe.
This documentary series tells the grand narrative through eye-witness veteran testimony from men who served under fire on the front line – some many times over.
Each episode conveys the reality of the fast-moving, life or death nature of the key battles in the defeat of Nazi Germany in the West. Meticulously researched and authoritative, the series portrays the reality of warfare, how everything from weather and terrain to supply and communications, combat stress, unit morale and unexpected enemy action can turn the tide of battle.
WW2 – Battles for Europe Series
- Episode 01: D-Day: The Normandy Landings.
- Episode 02: The Battle of Caen.
- Episode 03: Normandy Breakout.
- Episode 04: Market Garden.
- Episode 05: Battle of the Scheldt.
- Episode 06: Battle for the Siegfried Line.
- Episode 07: Battle of the Bulge.
- Episode 08: Crossing the Rhine.
Production & Filming Details
- Matthew Wortman … (8 episodes, 2019).
- Jonathan Drake … executive producer (8 episodes, 2019).
- Becky Evans … assistant producer (8 episodes, 2019).
- Catrin Evans … edit producer (8 episodes, 2019).
- Toby Groom … series producer (8 episodes, 2019).
- Michael Lewis … archive producer (8 episodes, 2019).
- Steve Maher … executive producer (8 episodes, 2019).
- Peter Chipping … (2 episodes, 2019).
- Jonathan Drake … (2 episodes, 2019).
- Toby Groom … (6 episodes, 2019).
- Toby Groom … (Writer) (1 episode, 2019).
- Melanie Jankes Golden … (3 episodes, 2019).
- Candice Frank … (2 episodes, 2019).
- Markus van Schalkwyk … (2 episodes, 2019).
- Jason Lume … (1 episode, 2019).
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- Viasat World (2019) (Finland) (video) (VOD).
- Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF) (2019) (World-wide) (TV).
- Release Date: 05 July 2019 to 23 August 2019.
- Rating: Unknown.
- Running Time: 50 minutes (per episode).
- Country: US.
- Language: English.