Collection of three war documentaries. 'British Battles of WWII' looks at a number of British battles during the Second World War. Although British Forces went into action at the very outset of the war in 1939, it was not until 1940 that the land war began. For the Allies it was the beginning of a period of constant defeat. 'Desert Battles of WWII' describes how the desert wasteland of North Africa provided the setting for some of the toughest fighting of WWII. These breakthroughs, particularly the victory at El Alamein in November 1942, are regarded as the turning points of the war. 'The Story of D-Day' looks at the events of June 6th 1944, D-Day, codenamed 'Operation Overload'. The programme provides a chronicle of a decisive period in Britain's history.