|Until today, our collective memories of World War II have lived almost exclusively in black and white. But the recently rediscovered archival materials of this remarkable series will permanently alter the way we look at the war and those who fought it. Assembled after years of research, this rarely seen color film footage offers a graphic and extraordinary new perspective on the greatest military struggle the world has ever endured. Detailing the entire course of the conflict, World War II: The Lost Color Archives provides a unique new perspective on everything from the war's most critical battles and key personalities to details of life on the home front to the plight of uprooted refugees. From the earliest days of the Blitz to D-Day and Hiroshima, home movies and rare archival film footage are combined with dramatic first-person accounts and diaries to reveal the personal side of the decision makers--as well as the millions of innocent bystanders--at the center of this worldwide conflagration. A striking, unprecedented look at a world, a time and a conflict we all thought we knew so well, this is World War II, quite literally, as you've never seen it before.|
Editor's NoteSee World War II the way the soldiers saw it, in color. A collection of rare, recently discovered archival film footage as well as personal accounts through letters and diaries of the victims and survivors. Presented by the History Channel.