26/26 Final episode: a sombre reminder of the human cost of the bloodiest conflict in history.
25/26 This episode looks at how a new political order was established at the end of the war.
24/26 This episode looks at the Allied scientists' attempts to develop a new, powerful weapon.
23/26 This episode looks at the Allied offensive in the Pacific.
22/26 A look at Japan's fight for survival in 1944, as it was crippled by food shortages.
21/26 As the net closes upon Berlin, Hitler retreats to an underground bunker.
20/26 This edition recounts Himmler's plans to realise Hitler's vision of a pure Aryan Germany.
19/26 With the liberation of Paris in August 1944, the war seems to be as good as over.
18/26 The Germans strike Holland, a country with a Nazi movement but also liberal traditions.
17/26 The story of the 1944 D-Day invasion on the beaches of Normandy.
16/26 In the summer of 1940, the German forces are the conquerors of western Europe.
15/26 The Luftwaffe changes the direction of bombing raids from London to the provincial cities.
14/26 As Allied troops prepare to defend Burma, they are confronted by the Japanese.
13/26 The Allies underestimate the tough task of attacking Germany via Italy.
12/26 Bomber Command hit German cities at night and the Americans reinforce the daytime attacks.
11/26 The Soviet Army battles the Germans almost alone for two years.
10/26 German U-boats cause havoc among Allied merchant shipping in the Atlantic.
9/26 After initial successes, Hitler's invasion of Russia is decisively stopped at Stalingrad.
8/26 The North Africa conflict took nearly three years to resolve, culminating at El Alamein.
7/26 The European and Pacific conflicts were separate - until Hitler declared war on America.
6/26 The Japanese launch the infamous attack on Pearl Harbor and sweep through Southeast Asia.
5/26 The German-Soviet pact ends, and Hitler turns his tanks and troops against Russia.
4/26 After Dunkirk, Britain faces the Germans across the English Channel. The outlook is grim.
3/26 France relied on the fortified Maginot Line but the Germans skirted it and forged south.
2/26 An uneasy calm settles on Britain as Churchill replaces Chamberlain as prime minister.
1/26 Defeated, Germany looks to Adolf Hitler for a resurgence of pride and prosperity.