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The Best World War II TV Shows

Updated October 14, 2020 2.1k votes 690 voters 30.5k views34 items

List RulesVote up the best shows that tell stories set during and around WWII.

Popular World War II TV shows have been a staple of television for years, so there's often debate about what the most entertaining World War II show of all time is. Don't let your favorite World War II television programs in history get to the bottom of the list- be sure to vote them up so they have the chance to reach the top spot. The list of World War II television shows below includes information like the program's cast, creator and premiere date when available.

Shows like Hogan's Heroes, The Price of Peace, In Pursuit of Peace, and many additional programs and miniseries strive to capture the mood of the pivotal historical era. 

This list answers the questions, "What is the best World War II show of all time?" and "What are the greatest World War II shows?" how can you help? Vote up the best programs below! 

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  • 1
    Band of Brothers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best World War II TV Shows
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    Band of Brothers

    Scott Grimes, Damian Lewis

    Premiered2001

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    Combat is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best World War II TV Shows
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    Combat

    vic morrow
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    The Pacific is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best World War II TV Shows
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    The Pacific

    Hugh Ambrose, Ed Tracy

    Premiered2010

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    Twelve O'Clock High is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best World War II TV Shows
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    Twelve O'Clock High

    Frank Overton, Paul Burke

    Premiered1964

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    Baa Baa Black Sheep is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best World War II TV Shows
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    Baa Baa Black Sheep

    Robert Conrad, Simon Oakland

    Premiered1976

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    Hogan's Heroes is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best World War II TV Shows
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    Hogan's Heroes

    Bob Crane, Werner Klemperer

    Premiered1965

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    The Rat Patrol is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best World War II TV Shows
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    The Rat Patrol

    Christopher George, Gary Raymond

    Premiered1966

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    War and Remembrance is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best World War II TV Shows
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    The World Wars is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best World War II TV Shows
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    The World Wars

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    McHale's Navy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best World War II TV Shows
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    McHale's Navy

    Ernest Borgnine, Joe Flynn

    Premiered1962

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    Catch-22 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best World War II TV Shows
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    Catch-22

    Christopher Abbott, Kyle Chandler

    Premiered2019

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    The Gallant Men is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best World War II TV Shows
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    The Gallant Men

    Robert McQueeney, William Reynolds

    Premiered1962

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    Dad's Army is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best World War II TV Shows
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    Dad's Army

    Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier

    Premiered1968

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    'Allo 'Allo! is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best World War II TV Shows
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    'Allo 'Allo!

    Gorden Kaye, Carmen Silvera

    Premiered1982

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    Home Fires is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best World War II TV Shows
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    Home Fires

    Wendy Crewson, Gerard Parkes

    Premiered1980

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    Bomb Girls is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best World War II TV Shows
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    Bomb Girls

    Meg Tilly, Jodi Balfour

    Premiered2012

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    X Company is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best World War II TV Shows
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    X Company

    Livia Matthes, Evelyne Brochu

    Premiered2015

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    The Sullivans is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best World War II TV Shows
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    The Sullivans

    Sam Neill, Gary Sweet

    Premiered1976

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    Blood & Iron: The Story of the is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best World War II TV Shows
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    Blood & Iron: The Story of the German War Machine

    Joe Morton, Stephen Arenholz

    Premiered1995

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  • 20
    Manhattan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best World War II TV Shows
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    Manhattan

    Rachel Brosnahan, Michael Chernus

    Premiered2014

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    Garrison's Gorillas is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best World War II TV Shows
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    Garrison's Gorillas

    Ron Harper, Cesare Danova

    Premiered1967

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  • 22
    Jericho is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best World War II TV Shows
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    Jericho

    Hans Matheson, Clarke Peters

    Premiered2006

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    Land Girls is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best World War II TV Shows
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    Land Girls

    Becci Gemmell, Susan Cookson

    Premiered2009

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    Fortunes of War is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best World War II TV Shows
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    Fortunes of War

    Emma Thompson, Kenneth Branagh

    Premiered1987

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    Wish Me Luck is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best World War II TV Shows
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    Wish Me Luck

    Jeremy Northam, Jane Asher

    Premiered1988

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