1. The Stumble to War
The consequences of the Treaty of Versailles and the creation of the League of Nations - developments that left Europe politically unstable and allowed Hitler's ascendancy.
2. The End of Illusion
Neville Chamberlain's fateful `peace in our time' meeting with Adolf Hitler in 1938, and the German dictator's subsequent invasion of Poland.
3. The War That Wasn't
Churchill's rise to power after the so-called Phoney War in Europe, the period of history following the invasion of Poland in 1939, when neither the Allied nor the Axis forces were willing to engage in direct combat.
4. A Kind of Victory
Exploring the events that surrounded Winston Churchill's appointment as prime minister in May 1940, and how the surrender of France affected the British people.
5. Time of Legend
Documentary examining Hitler's plan to gain total air supremacy before sending his forces across the Channel to invade Britain.
6. The World Shall Hold It's Breath
How Rommel took command of the Afrika Korps, and an analysis of the German assault on the Soviet Union - the largest invasion force in human history.
7. The Day of Infamy
How the war became global when Japan attacked the American naval base at Pearl Harbour, and the failure of Operation Barbarossa to conquer the Russian front owing to heavy snow.
8. Six Months to Run Wild
Japan's prediction that the conflict would be over within six months, by when victory over America would be secured. Plus, Germany's continual blitz of Europe.
9. The End of the Beginning
Rommel's defeat at El Alamein, the Pacific liberation at Guadalcanal and Germany's humiliation at Stalingrad.
10. The Beginning of the End
The crushing defeat of the Germans at the Battle of Kursk, Mussolini's fall from power and the destruction of the Luftwaffe.
The story of Operation Overlord, which launched Allied troops into Normandy. Plus, Germany's unleashing of the V weapons and the Red Army's discovery of the atrocities at Auschwitz.
12. Unconditional Surrender
How Hitler's suicide and the liberation of the concentration camps made the German surrender inevitable, as the war in Europe came to an end.
13. The Presence of History
The dropping of atomic bombs on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, which led to the end of both the Japanese imperial dream and the war itself.