Hidden within the archives of war footage, there are moments that reveal the truly personal, happy, and heart-wrenching experiences of those who lived through the war.
For three years, filmmakers worked to create the landmark documentary Apocalypse: The Second World War. In that time, the team behind this 6-hour series traveled to six continents, gathered over 600 hours of rarely seen footage, and engaged in one of the most detailed remastering processes ever undertaken in the history of television. See how their passion, dedication and attention to detail led to one of the most significant portraits of World War II ever created on film.
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