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The Best World War II TV Shows  

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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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Combat is listed (or ranked) 2 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) 3 on the list The Best World War II TV Shows
kunal gurung added The Pacific
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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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McHale's Navy is listed (or ranked) 11 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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Home Fires is listed (or ranked) 12 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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The Gallant Men is listed (or ranked) 13 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) 14 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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Catch-22 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best World War II TV Shows
Christopher Abbott, Kyle Chandler, Hugh Laurie
Catch-22 (Hulu, 2019) is an American-Italian drama miniseries, based on the novel of the same name by Joseph Heller. Following the story of Yossarian (Christopher Abbott), a US Air Force ...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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Blood & Iron: The Story of the... is listed (or ranked) 17 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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The Sullivans is listed (or ranked) 18 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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Garrison's Gorillas is listed (or ranked) 19 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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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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'Allo 'Allo! is listed (or ranked) 21 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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X Company is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best World War II TV Shows
Livia Matthes, Evelyne Brochu, Jack Laskey
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Manhattan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best World War II TV Shows
Amy Boal added Rachel Brosnahan, Michael Chernus, Christopher Denham
Manhattan is an American television series that premiered on July 27, 2014, on WGN America. It is the second original series, after Salem, for the network. While some historical figures are ...more
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Jericho is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best World War II TV Shows
Hans Matheson, Clarke Peters, Jessica Raine
Jericho is an American post-apocalyptic action-drama series that centers on the residents of the fictionalized post-apocalyptic town of Jericho, Kansas, in the aftermath of a limited nuclear ...more
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Fortunes of War is listed (or ranked) 25 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