The annihilation of Hiroshima ends the war with Japan. Read more
From Hiroshima to Cold War
The annihilation of Hiroshima ends the war with Japan.
Burma, Berlin and Belsen
The Allied advance through Germany recaptures Berlin.
Paris Liberated; Allied defeat at Arnhem
The defeat at Arnhem in the Netherlands is a major setback for the Allies.
D-Day and the Liberation of Normandy
1944’s hush-hush Allied plans to invade occupied France bring success.
Dunkirk and the Fall of Paris
The German army forces the epic retreat of Dunkirk as Paris falls to Hitler’s forces.
The Phoney War
WW2 begins quietly with little actual fighting: telling the story of ‘the Phoney War’.
The Spanish Civil War and beyond
The 1930s drumbeat of war through the burgeoning reporting skills of the BBC's reporters.