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The Color Of War

The Color Of War

Set against the backdrop of the most pivotal moments, THE COLOR OF WAR is a compelling journey into World War II through the eyes and hearts of the people who lived it - the soldiers, the heroes, the survivors, the casualties. All of the footage is in its original format, the images are not retouched, tinted or colorized in any way. The series bring a powerful immediacy to events which occurred over a half century ago.

History Captured in Color
Face To Face
Five out of every six men serving in WWII never saw combat, serving instead in the vast support services. But the men who were at the front lived through horrifying moments in their struggle to stay alive.
Air War
Explore air war during WWII through the eyes of those who lived it, with rare colour footage and interviews with Army Air Corps and RAF veterans.
Take a look into allied soldiers who fought in all theaters of war, exposing them to an extraordinary diversity of terrain and climate, fighting the environment around the clock.
At Ease
Vivid colour films unearthed from archives and personal collections reveal how Allied servicemen spent peaceful moments amidst titanic and rather ghastly conflicts during WWII.
Anchors Aweigh
For the sailors who fought in WWII, combat at sea differed radically from any prior conflict. The jobs they performed were more complex and technically more demanding than ever before.
Silent And Deep
As WWII raged across Europe and the Pacific, one elite submarine unit of the US military went about its business with such secrecy and quiet that it was dubbed the 'Silent Service'
Fueling The Fire
The American servicemen who fought the supply war during WWII played a critical and under-appreciated role in achieving victory. Without them, the Allied war machine would have lost.
Millions of combatants of varied national armed services bore the brunt of WWII, but the civilians of the nations involved also endured their share of sacrifices during the total war.
The Price Of War
Even as WWII raged on, another more desperate battle was being waged just behind the front lines to save lives. The wins and losses of this crusade are the tales of the price of war.
Upcoming Airings:
  • Thursday,18 Oct, 2018 - 21:50
  • Friday,19 Oct, 2018 - 02:25
  • Friday,19 Oct, 2018 - 08:05
For Allied servicemen, the last year of WWII proved the most difficult. Though victory was nearly assured, some of the roughest battles lay ahead. These men desperately wanted to return home.
Upcoming Airings:
  • Thursday,25 Oct, 2018 - 21:50
  • Friday,26 Oct, 2018 - 02:25
  • Friday,26 Oct, 2018 - 08:05
In the aftermath of WWII, US servicemen faced daunting new responsibilities and perhaps a greater challenge than waging war, which was of keeping the peace.
Man And Machine
WWII was the first fully mechanised war in which armoured vehicles were vulnerable magnets for enemy fire. The soldiers who manned the machines of war had a diverse set of experiences.
Clearing The Way
Navy Seabees, who built airfields on remote Pacific coral outcroppings, US Army engineers, who cleared European minefields, and other combat engineers paved the way to wins in WWII.
Covering The War
The experiences of combat cameraman, war correspondents, combat artists, radio reporters and others are presented in detail, who brought to life and preserved the tales.
Dressed To Kill
Learn about the intimate relationship between a soldier and the tools of his trade, everything from the uniform that protected him to the weapons that protected him from the enemy.