More than 50 first-hand accounts of significant moments in WW2. Looking back at almost six years of global conflict, from Hiroshima to the Holocaust.
Japanese troops reached the Chinese city of Nanjing in December 1937.
The memories of a German Jew who grew up across the street from Adolf Hitler.
On 25 January 1933 the last legal communist march was held in Berlin.
In 1937, the Nazis staged an exhibition to ridicule modern art - it was seen by millions
How the rise of Hitler forced great physicists such as Max Born out of 1930s Germany
In the 1930s Hitler began to rebuild Germany's air force.
In September 1938, Neville Chamberlain tried to negotiate with Hitler over Czechoslovakia.
In December 1938 the Kindertransports began, carrying Jewish children to safety in Britain
The story of a boy who escaped Nazi Germany on a kindertransport train heading for Britain
In May 1939 more than 900 Jews fled Nazi Germany aboard a luxury cruise liner
In March 1939, German troops occupied Prague; hear the story of one young boy who escaped
The scoop of the century on the eve of World War II.
In 1939 tension was growing in Europe, over Nazi Germany's expansionist plans
One girl's story of exile and soldiering during World War II.
Tens of thousands of Polish officers were executed in the USSR during World War 2.
Finland's desperate fight for survival against the might of the Soviet Union in 1940.
One soldier's frank account of his chaotic World War Two retreat from Dunkirk
The story of the British soldiers who didn't get rescued from the beaches of Dunkirk.
We hear from one of the last survivors of a forgotten World War Two disaster
In June 1940, most of the residents of Paris fled as German soldiers occupied the city
De Gaulle, the BBC and the birth of the French Resistance.
A Frenchwoman remembers life under Nazi occupation during the Second World War.
When Italy joined WW2 in June 1940, British-Italian men were rounded up and interned
Children were evacuated from Britain's towns and cities at the beginning of World War Two.