The best WWII Television series and documentaries ever!

Joris Nieuwint
IMDB Reports the Top 50, well actually 54, of WWII Television series and documentaries! 
1.Band of Brothers (2001 Mini-Series)
The story of Easy Company of the US Army 101st Airborne division and their mission in WWII Europe from Operation Overlord through V-J Day. (705 mins.)
2.The Pacific (2010 Mini-Series)
A 10-part mini-series from the creators of “Band of Brothers” telling the intertwined stories of three Marines during America’s battle with the Japanese in the Pacific during World War II.
3. Holocaust (1978 Mini-Series)
The saga of a Jewish family’s struggle to survive the horror of Nazi Germany’s systematic marginalization and extermination of their community. (475 mins.)
4. War and Remembrance (1988 Mini-Series)
The saga of the Henry family, begun in “The Winds of War” continues as America is attacked by Japan and enters World War II… (1620 mins.)
5. Speer und er (2005 Mini-Series)
A reassessment of the role Albert Speer played in the Third Reich. Speer, who was ultimately convicted… (270 mins.)
6. The Winds of War (1983 Mini-Series)
In the late 1930s, world politics begin to head in a dangerous direction. In Europe, Germany expands… (883 mins.)
7. Krupp – Eine deutsche Familie (2009 Mini-Series)
(270 mins.)
8. Hogan’s Heroes (1965 TV Series)
The inmates of a German World War II prisoner of war camp conduct an espionage and sabotage campaign right under the noses of their warders. (25 mins.)
9. The Rat Patrol (1966 TV Series)
The World War II North African missions of an Allied commando patrol squad of the Long Range Desert Group. (30 mins.)
10. Undergångens arkitektur (1989 Documentary)
An absorbing and chilling documentary about the National Socialist aesthetic, and how attempts to create… (119 mins.)
Director: Peter Cohen
11. Once an Eagle (1976 Mini-Series)
The story of two Army officers, one a ruthless, career-obsessed schemer, the other his exact opposite, and their personal and professional lives from the end of World War I to the beginning of Vietnam. (540 mins.)
12. Wish Me Luck (1987 TV Series)
(60 mins.)
13. The Sullivans (1976 TV Series)
14. WWII in HD (2009 Mini-Series)
Follow the lives of soldiers who lived Wold War II, through previously unseen color footage. (60 mins.)
15. After the War (1989 Mini-Series)
Two boys Michael and Joe become friends when Joe arrives at St. George’s school in England as a refugee student… (60 mins.)
16. Danger UXB (1979 TV Series)
Brian Ash (Anthony Andrews) is a young lieutenant who is assigned to a UXB unit in the early days of World War II… (60 mins.)
17. Baa Baa Black Sheep (1976 TV Series)
Pappy Boyington is the squadron-leader of a group of fighter pilots stationed on an island in the Pacific… (60 mins.)
Director: Alex Beaton
18. Combat! (1962 TV Series)
Combat!, a one-hour WWII drama series on television, followed a frontline American infantry squad as they battled their way across Europe… (60 mins.)
19. Changi (2001 Mini-Series)
Changi follows the story of six young Australian mates who go to war. They land in Singapore in 1942…
20. Secret Army (1977 TV Series)
In this series, inspired by real events during World War II, the kind, intelligent and worrisome Albert Foiret runs both a café…(50 mins.)
21. McHale’s Navy (1962 TV Series)
The misadventures of a misfit PT Boat crew during World War II.(30 mins.)
22. From Here to Eternity (1979 Mini-Series)
Soapy look at events of Pearl Harbor just previous to the Japanese attack. (360 mins.)
Director: Buzz Kulik
23. Anne Frank: The Whole Story (2001 Mini-Series)
When the war began, she was only a little girl. When it ended, she was the voice of a generation… A compassionate and sensitive televisual portrait of the Holocaust’s greatest diarist.(120 mins.)
24. Nuremberg (2000 Mini-Series)
The dramatized account of the war crime trials following the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II. (180 mins.)
25. A Town Like Alice (1981 Mini-Series)
Set against the brutal chaos of World War II, a love story begins that will take two lovers through a living nightmare of captivity… (301 mins.)
Director: David Stevens
27. Hitler: The Rise of Evil (2003 TV Movie)
A unique slant, profiling the life of Adolf Hitler as a child and his rise through the ranks of the National German Workers’ Party prior to World War II. (130 mins.)
Director: Christian Duguay
28. A Family at War (1970 TV Series)
How the events of WW 2 affected various members of a lower middle class family in Liverpool, the emphasis being on life on the home front. (60 mins.)
29. A Perfect Hero (1991 Mini-Series)
Flying officer Hugh Fleming is shot down and badly burned during the battle of Britain in September 1940. (60 mins.)
30. Monsignor Renard (2000 TV Series)
(295 mins.)
31. Fortunes of War (1987 Mini-Series)
Guy Pringle and his new wife, Harriet, are members of the English community in Bucharest, Rumania on the eve of World War II… (407 mins.)
32. Foyle’s War (2002 TV Series)
As World War II rages around the world, a police inspector fights his own war on the home-front in investigating murder, robbery, and espionage on the south coast of England. (120 mins.)
33. The Color of War (2001 TV Series)
A series featuring actual color footage of World War II. (780 mins.)
34. Dogfights (2005 TV Series)
Using modern computer animation, great aerial and modern naval battles are recreated. In the process, you learn about the history of military transportation technology, the tactics created and the people using them.
Stars: Phil Crowley
35. Patton 360 (2009 TV Series)
As the United States enters World War Two, General George S. Patton sees the opportunity to fulfill his destiny…
36. World War Two: Behind Closed Doors (2008 TV Series)
A story showing the 3 allied leader’s, Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin’s actions and relationships behind the scenes during World War 2… (300 mins.)
37. The Diary of Anne Frank (2009 Mini-Series)
Based on the diary of a teenage girl in hiding in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam. (150 mins.)
38. Piece of Cake (1988 Mini-Series)
Stories of the men of the RAF Hornet Squadron during the early days of World War II. (52 mins.)
39. Island at War (2004 Mini-Series)
Period: Second World War. A quiet channel island community is thrown into turmoil by the invasion forces of Nazi Germany. (540 mins.)
40. Sword of Honour (2001 TV Movie)
Guy Crouchback,heir to a declining English Roman Catholic family returns to England from Italy at the… (191 mins.)
Director: Bill Anderson
41. Colditz (2005 TV Movie)
(240 mins.)
Director: Stuart Orme
42. Above and Beyond (2006 Mini-Series)
True Story about the Atlantic Ferry Operation during World War II.
43. The Battle of Midway (1942 Documentary)
The Japanese attack on Midway in June 1942, filmed as it happened. (18 mins.)
44. Thunderbolt (1947 Documentary)
A documentary on the P-47 Thunderbolt fighter aircraft and its use in missions over Europe and the Pacific Theatre in the Second World War. (44 mins.)
45. Your Job in Germany (1945 Documentary)
(13 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
46. Taken (2002 Mini-Series)
Taken spans five decades and four generations, centering on three families: the Keys, Crawfords, and Clarkes… (877 mins.)
47. Performance (1992 TV Series)
Episode: Tales from Hollywood (1992)
A slightly ironical description of the colony of German artists in Los Angeles, who had to leave their country during the Nazi-regime…
48. Orde Wingate (1976 TV Series)
(75 mins.)
49. Battleline (1963 TV Series)
Syndicated series about World War II battles, in the words of soldiers from both sides of the battleline. (30 mins.)
Stars: Jim Bishop
50. Crossings (1986 Mini-Series)
Danielle Steele’s WWII soap opera is given the epic treatment in this film that was shown across three nights on network TV…(269 mins.)
51. Till We Meet Again (1989 Mini-Series)
Made for TV movie revolving around the lives of three young women as they deal with the incidents around them… (240 mins.)
52. The Century of Warfare (1994 Mini-Series)
(50 mins.)
53. Land Girls (2009 TV Series)
(225 mins.)
54. Upstairs Downstairs (2010 TV Series)
A new family and their servants live at the London townhouse at 165 Eaton Place in 1936. (60 mins.)


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