Seventy-five years after the German invasion of Poland on September 1st 1939, the world is still haunted by World War II. Marked by mass deaths of civilians, including the Holocaust, the Japanese Three Alls Policy (“kill all, loot all, destroy all”), the strategic bombing of civilian population centers, and the first use of nuclear weapons in combat, it resulted in an estimated 50 to 85 million fatalities. These made WWII the deadliest conflict in human history. The most all-encompassing war of all-time altered the political alignment and social structure of the world. This is the complete Second World War, from the islands of the Pacific to the frozen Steppes of Russia; from the rise of Hitler to the celebration of VJ Day. Over 30 hours of archival footage explores the hardware, the heroes and the heartbreak of war. This is a must-have for those who lived it and for those who want to remember the sacrifices made during WWII. Features 24-page book Great Battles of WWII: documenting the most significant events of the war including rare photos.