This entry in The War Zone series from Eagle Rock Entertainment looks at Europe during the years of World War II. Using archival footage, the program examines the technology and military tactics that made the war the global event of the century. Featured segments explore the Blitzkrieg tactics used by the Nazis, the bombing strategies of the Allies, and the territorial aggression of the Japanese. This comprehensive chronicle covers events from the invasion of Czechoslovakia to the surrender of Japan.
Side #1 -- 1. Prelude to War [:41] 2. Invasion of Poland [6:43] 3. The Phoney War [6:09] 4. The War at Sea [6:50] 5. Scandanavia [6:15] 6. Blitzkrieg [8:34] 7. Dunkirk [6:18] 8. Operation Sea Lion [7:21] 9. War in the Atlantic [6:28] 10. Battle of Britain [6:20] 11. War in the Desert [4:01] 12. Plans to Invade Russia [7:14] Side #2 -- 1. Atlantic Convoys [:41] 2. Assault on Russia [5:10] 3. Counterattack [8:20] 4. Rommel Takes the Initiative [7:00] 5. Midway [6:38] 6. Monty's Assault [5:47] 7. Operation Husky [6:48] 8. Italian Surrender [6:19] 9. D-Day [6:40] 10. The Allies Advance [5:58] 11. The Battle of the Bulge [7:36] 12. Germany Surrenders [7:35]
Side #1 -- Play: Part One Scene Selection Side #2 -- Play: Part Two Scene Selections Bonus Feature: Ask the Experts Was the French Char B1 the Most Effective Tank at the Time of the German Invasion ofFrance? What Aircraft Were Available to the R.A.F. in 1939? What Did You Think of Erwin Rommel? How Important Was It to Maintain the Secrecy of the Normandy Landings? What Are the Similarities Between the German Panther and the Russian T34? What Was the Nature of Street Fighting in Stalingrad? Describe the Thinking Behind Hitler's Ardennes Ofensive Describe Hitler's Physical and Mental Condition By April 1945