The best documentaries about World War II do the heavy job of sharing some of the most devastating moments in history. The best WWII documentary series ever shown on television range from recent conflicts to ancient battles. This list of the best WWII documentary series of all time will help you figure out what needs to go into your queue.
With the entire world caught up in the battles, the best WWII documentary series include both American shows such as Ken Burns's The War on PBS and shows from across the pond like BBC's History of World War II film series. There are also several Canadian WWII documentary series and even a series from Radio Television of Serbia, Yugoslavia in War 1941–1945.
Which shows do the best job sharing the stories and history of conflicts that shaped the world so shortly after The Great War? Vote up the best WWII documentary shows and add any documentary series about WWII that are missing.
Premiered: 1973The World at War is a 26-episode British television documentary series chronicling the events... more
BattlefieldBattlefield is a documentary series initially shown in 1994 that explores the most important... more
World War II In HD ColourWorld War II In HD Colour is a 13-episode television documentary series recounting the major... more
Apocalypse: The Second World WarApocalypse: The Second World War is a six-part French documentary by Daniel Costelle and... more
Premiered: 2011Greatest Tank Battles is a military documentary series currently airing on History Television... more
Premiered: 2009WWII in HD is a 10-part American documentary television miniseries that originally aired from... more
The World WarsThe World Wars is a three-part, six hour event miniseries by the History Channel that... more
Premiered: 2007The War is a seven-part American documentary television mini-series about World War II from... more
Patton 360°Patton 360°, also written as Patton 360, is a weekly television series that originally ran... more
BBC History of World War IIBBC History of World War II is a 30-hour, 12-disc collection of 10 BBC television films about... more
The Unknown WarThe Unknown War is an American documentary television series. The 20-part series documents the... more
Battle 360°Alan Pietruszewski, Garth R. Hassell
Premiered: 2008Battle 360°, also written as Battle 360, is an American documentary television series that... more
Premiered: 1952Victory at Sea is a documentary television series about warfare in general during World War... more
Remembering World War IIRemembering World War II is a 1989 News & Documentary Emmy Awards for Outstanding...
Clash of WingsClash of Wings (Discovery Channel, 1998) is an American documentary television series based on... more
All Our YesterdaysAll Our Yesterdays was a television programme, produced by Granada Television, which ran... more
Yugoslavia in War 1941-1945Yugoslavia in War 1941–1945 (SRTS, 1992) is a Serbian documentary television series. The... more
The Valour and the HorrorThe Valour and the Horror was a Canadian television documentary miniseries, which aired on CBC... more
The Secret WarThe Secret War was a six–part television series produced by the BBC in conjunction with the... more
World War II Behind Closed Doors: Stalin, the Nazis and the WestWorld War II Behind Closed Doors: Stalin, the Nazis and the West is a 2008 6-episoded BBC/PBS... more
Horror in the EastHorror in the East: Japan and the Atrocities of World War II is a BBC documentary film series... more
Canada at WarCanada at War is a Canadian World War II documentary television series which aired on CBC... more
Fields of Armor
Great Blunders of World War IIGreat Blunders Of World War II is a documentary series looking some of the worst errors of... more