1945: The Real Story

  |  Buy to Own: 14/11/2005
  |  120 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


BBC Documentary about the final year of the Second World War, from the New Year's Day V1 and V2 rocket bombings of London, to the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This momentous year saw bitter fighting in Europe as the Allies and the Red Army advanced further into Hitler's Germany, and equally fierce warfare in the Far East, as Japan held on to Burma and the Pacific islands with suicidal fervour. 1945 was the year that determined the post-war order until 1989, and is explored through newsreel footage, and through the true stories of the ordinary people who lived through it.