WW2: BATTLES FOR EUROPE
8 x 60’ series
This series tells the story of the war in the West’s most iconic moments: the D-Day landings; the ill-fated airborne operation at Arnhem; the great German offensive in the Ardennes; and the dash to the last bridge over the River Rhine. Each programme conveys the fast-moving life or death nature of one of 8 key battles. In a conflict where boots and winter coats were as important as guns and ammunition, experts will profile the kit of the ordinary soldier, as well as the fearsome weaponry and iconic armoured vehicles. Renowned historians detail the plans and decisions of the generals, and animated strategic maps show us the big picture of each battlefield. Every step is personalised by the testimony of Allied and German veterans who give us a unique insight into the epic events in Western Europe in the final months of the war.
Narrator: CHARLES NOVE
Writer and Series Editor: TOBY GROOM
Writers: PETER CHIPPING & JONATHAN DRAKE
Producer Director: MATTHEW WORTMAN
Directors of Photography: ADAM CRAIG, SEAN HEALEY, MIKE MARMION & KARL STEVENS
Executive Producers: STEVE MAHER & JONATHAN DRAKE
Editor: MARKUS VAN SCHALKWYK, JASON LUME, MELANIE GOLDEN & CANDICE FRANK
Production Manager: TOLA ADEOLA
Head of Production: SARAH JONES
Impossible Factual Ltd.
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