• Genre: Nonfiction
  • Release Date: 2009-11-15
  • Advisory Rating: TV-14
  • Episodes: 10
  • iTunes Price: USD 16.99
  • iTunes HD Price: USD 19.99
From 32 Ratings


The only people to see the war like this were the ones who fought it. Until now… Seventy years in the making. Three thousand hours of color footage no one knew existed. The first documentary to show World War II from the perspective of both sides in full, immersive HD color, the world premiere HISTORY™ series WWII in HD uses the diaries of soldiers who fought in the war’s biggest battles to create a personal, introspective and detailed look at life on and off the front lines. Though it was illegal for U.S. soldiers to carry diaries, many hid them away in their packs and recorded their experiences in detail. Now, through the use of these diaries and other source documents, as well as HD color and on-location shooting around the world, WWII in HD transforms their journey into a tangible piece of history. Culled from rare color archival footage from an exhaustive worldwide search and converted to HD with meticulous technique, WWII in HD provides a picture of World War II as it has never been seen before.


Title Time Price
1 Darkness Falls 49:50 USD 1.99 Buy on iTunes
2 Hard Way Back 47:13 USD 1.99 Buy on iTunes
3 Bloody Resolve 44:16 USD 1.99 Buy on iTunes
4 Battle Stations 44:22 USD 1.99 Buy on iTunes
5 Day of Days 44:14 USD 1.99 Buy on iTunes
6 Point of No Return 44:23 USD 1.99 Buy on iTunes
7 Striking Distance 43:43 USD 1.99 Buy on iTunes
8 Glory and Guts 43:27 USD 1.99 Buy on iTunes
9 Edge of the Abyss 43:17 USD 1.99 Buy on iTunes
10 End Game 43:42 USD 1.99 Buy on iTunes



  • World war 2

    By RN 92
    I am ww2 buff but the film and footage along with all the veterans that was actually there giving their accounts was amazing.... One of the best documentary stories I have seen in a long time.
  • Can't stop watching these.

    By Peguefogo
    I must say that this series is the best WWII documentary I have ever seen. I can watch them over and over. It has true history value for anyone who would like to know more about this clash of all nations. The way it was put together proves that it was well worth the two year search for these video archives. The voice-overs used were perfect, and the artistic liscense used to transition in and out of the actual witness's accounts and their voice-over counter parts was brilliantly done. Wow!
  • Great product but a bad Apple

    By Michael Poirier II
    I purchased this item in standard definition on Veterans Day for 16.99 and less than a week later the HD version is listed in the exact same location for 14.99. How does that happen? I rate WWII in HD 10 stars. Pretty bush league by Apple to not offer the best price on Veterans Day.
  • U.S. in WW II

    By Mo Elie
    Totally from the American perspective only
  • Fabulous

    By nwcs
    I grew up seeing WWII footage only in black and white. Over the years you lose a sense of reality when you only see things this way. Being able to see what happened in color brought a sense of reality and depth that was just lacking before. This series is well produced and some of it is just plain hard to see. While others would prefer not to let their children (or teens) to see the violence and horror of war I think it would be beneficial. There's a certain unreality about video games and movies that glorify and exalt fake violence. Seeing it happening for real with real people makes you grapple with the deeper questions. It makes you reflect on war and entertainment. It is good for young people to be confronted with these things and have to deal with them.
  • Great show

    By Fksyoldlh
    One of the greatest WWII documentaries, and I know from the first two that downloaded, but the rest would not. It's probably something I am doing wrong, so can anybody give me advice?
  • Patriots.

    By AJM92
    Everyone should take some time to watch this series. I thought I'd buy one episode to see what the footage looked like and a day later I ended up buying the whole season. These men fought to keep not only us, but the entire world free from the reign of a dictator. The History Channel did a great job putting this together and I highly recomend it.
  • No Closed Captioning Provided!

    By pwr7549
    I am frustrated with these TV Shows the closed captioning is not provided on every TV show! None of them! Just found few titles in Movies section! Why? Are we the deaf people and people with hearing loss are not significant as your targeted audience in your market plans? Who are we?
  • The Best Explanation

    By KJN]Cros
    This series is the best explanation of WWII because the fact that this is real footage never seen on television. Also that most of it is in color HD. So all u guys that r interested in WWII I highly recommend that you watch this series!
  • Very Nice

    By heartgod
    A well-done documentary. I highly recommend this for anyone interested in World War II