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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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Band of Brothers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best World War II TV Shows
sebbzor added Scott Grimes, Damian Lewis, Ron Livingston
Band of Brothers is a 2001 American WWII drama miniseries based on historian Stephen E. Ambrose's 1992 non-fiction book of the same name. The executive producers were Steven Spielberg and Tom ...more

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The Pacific is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best World War II TV Shows
kunal gurung added The Pacific

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

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The Pacific is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best World War II TV Shows
Hugh Ambrose, Ed Tracy
The Pacific is a 2010 television series produced by HBO, Seven Network Australia, Sky Movies, Playtone and DreamWorks that premiered in the United States on 14 March 2010. The series is a ...more

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Twelve O'Clock High is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best World War II TV Shows
ErJe added Frank Overton, Paul Burke, Chris Robinson
12 O'Clock High is an American drama series set in World War II. This TV series originally broadcast on ABC-TV for two-and-one-half TV seasons from September 18, 1964, through January 13, 1967; ...more

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Baa Baa Black Sheep is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best World War II TV Shows
ErJe added Baa Baa Black Sheep

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The Rat Patrol is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best World War II TV Shows
ErJe added Christopher George, Gary Raymond, Eric Braeden
The Rat Patrol is an American action and adventure television series that aired on ABC between 1966 and 1968. The show follows the exploits of four Allied soldiers — three Americans and one ...more

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Hogan's Heroes is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best World War II TV Shows
ErJe added Bob Crane, Werner Klemperer, John Banner
Hogan's Heroes is an American television sitcom set in a German prisoner during WWII. It ran for 168 episodes from September 17, 1965, to April 4, 1971, on the CBS network. Bob Crane starred as ...more

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The World Wars is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best World War II TV Shows
The World Wars
The World Wars is a three-part, six hour event miniseries by the History Channel that premiered on Monday, May 26, 2014, airing for three consecutive nights. An extended version of the series ...more

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War and Remembrance is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best World War II TV Shows
War and Remembrance is a novel by Herman Wouk, published in 1978, which is the sequel to The Winds of War. It continues the story of the extended Henry family and the Jastrow family starting on ...more

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The Gallant Men is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best World War II TV Shows
Robert McQueeney, William Reynolds, Robert Ridgely
The Gallant Men is a 1962–1963 ABC television series which depicted an infantry company of American soldiers fighting their way through Italy in World War II.

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Dad's Army is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best World War II TV Shows
Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn
Dad's Army is a BBC television sitcom about the British Home Guard during the Second World War. It was written by Jimmy Perry and David Croft and broadcast on BBC television from 1968 to 1977. ...more

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McHale's Navy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best World War II TV Shows
Ernest Borgnine, Joe Flynn, Tim Conway
McHale's Navy is an American sitcom that aired 138 half-hour episodes over four seasons, from October 11, 1962, to April 12, 1966, on the ABC network. The series was filmed in black and white ...more

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The Sullivans is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best World War II TV Shows
Sam Neill, Gary Sweet, Damon Herriman
The Sullivans is an Australian drama television series produced by Crawford Productions which ran on the Nine Network on 15 November 1976 until 10 March 1983. The series told the story of an ...more

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Blood & Iron: The Story of the... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best World War II TV Shows
Blood & Iron: The Story of the German War Machine
A three part mini-series showing the development of German industrial might throughout the 20th century and how Germany became a central foe of Western powers in the world wars that dominated ...more

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Bomb Girls is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best World War II TV Shows
Meg Tilly, Jodi Balfour, Charlotte Hegele
Bomb Girls is a Canadian television drama that debuted on January 4, 2012 on Global. The plot profiles the stories of four women working in a Canadian munitions factory during World War II, ...more

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Home Fires is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best World War II TV Shows
Home Fires Wendy Crewson, Gerard Parkes, Booth Savage
Home Fires was a Canadian television drama series, which aired on CBC Television from 1980 to 1983. It was a family saga set in Toronto during World War II, and took its name from the expression ...more

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Garrison's Gorillas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best World War II TV Shows
Ron Harper, Cesare Danova, Brendon Boone
Garrison's Gorillas is an ABC TV series broadcast from 1967 to 1968; a total of 26 hour-long episodes were produced. It was inspired by the 1967 film The Dirty Dozen, which featured a similar ...more

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'Allo 'Allo! is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best World War II TV Shows
Gorden Kaye, Carmen Silvera, Vicki Michelle
'Allo 'Allo! is a BBC television sitcom broadcast on BBC1 from 1982 to 1992, comprising eighty-five episodes. A repeat is aired in the 'Afternoon Classics' on BBC2 since 27 March 2015. The story ...more

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Land Girls is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best World War II TV Shows
Becci Gemmell, Susan Cookson, Mark Benton
Land Girls is a British television period drama series, first broadcast on BBC One on 7 September 2009. Land Girls was created by Roland Moore and commissioned by the BBC to commemorate the 70th ...more

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Wish Me Luck is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best World War II TV Shows
Wish Me Luck Jeremy Northam, Jane Asher, Julian Glover
Wish Me Luck is a British television drama about the exploits of British women undercover agents during the Second World War. The series was made by London Weekend Television for the ITV network ...more

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Fortunes of War is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best World War II TV Shows
Fortunes of War Emma Thompson, Kenneth Branagh, Rupert Graves
Fortunes of War is a 1987 BBC television adaptation of Olivia Manning's cycle of novels Fortunes of War. It stars Kenneth Branagh as Guy Pringle, lecturer in English Literature in Bucharest ...more

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Broadside is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best World War II TV Shows
Dick Sargent, Edward Andrews, Kathleen Nolan
Broadside is an American sitcom that aired on ABC during the 1964-1965 TV season. The series, produced by McHale's Navy creator Edward Montagne, starred Kathleen Nolan, formerly of The Real

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The Price of Peace is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best World War II TV Shows
Jacintha Abisheganaden, Christopher Lee, Xiang Yun
The Price of Peace is a Singaporean television drama set in Japanese-occupied Singapore during World War II. It was first aired on TCS Eighth Frequency on 30 June 1997. Although the drama was ...more

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Island at War is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best World War II TV Shows
Saskia Reeves, Owen Teale, Julia Ford
Island at War is a British television series that tells the story of the German Occupation of the Channel Islands. It primarily focuses on three local families: the upper class Dorrs, the middle ...more