List of World War 2 Themed Mini-Series and Television Series

List with all known World War 2 themed mini-series and television series which were produced. Click on a series title to find more information and media about that particular series.

Disclaimer: We still have to add various World War 2 mini-series and television series, so the list is still incomplete. Also we’re looking for reviews, synopsis, press releases, stills, trailers (free to use) and other interesting information or facts about any of the below series, if you can help, please contact us. Small update, I’ve decided to create a new World War 1 themed list, so this will be exclusive to World War 2 themed series. 

Last updated: May 31, 2019

12 O’Clock High also known as Twelve O’Clock High (1964)
War, Drama TV-Series – 3 Seasons (1964-1967)

This series chronicled the adventures, in the air and on the ground, of the men of the 918th Bombardment Group of the U.S. Eighth Air Force. First commanded by irascible General Frank Savage, and later by Colonel Joe Gallagher, the son of a Pentagon General. The group is stationed in England, and flies long-range bombing missions into German-held Europe.

‘Allo ‘Allo (1982)
War, Comedy TV-Series – 9 Seasons (1982-1992)

In France during World War II, Rene Artois runs a small café where Resistance fighters, Gestapo men, German Army officers and escaped Allied POWs interact daily, ignorant of one another’s true identity or presence, exasperating Rene.

A Family At War (1970)
War, Drama TV-Series – 3 Seasons (1970-1972)

The lower middle class Ashton family of the city of Liverpool deal with life on the home front during the Second World War.

A Town Like Alice (1981)
War, Drama, Romance Mini-Series – 1 Season – (1981)

Set against the brutal chaos of World War II, a love story begins that will take two lovers through a living nightmare of captivity, across three continents and two decades. From the steamy jungles of Malaya to the dusty and desolate outback of Australia. Based on Nevil Shute’s international bestselling novel A TOWN LIKE ALICE follows the lives of Jean Paget and Joe Harman. Meeting in Malaya – she an attractive young English captive and he a cheerful Australian POW tortured for a simple act of kindness. Separated first by their captors then by the distance of passing years, the two are finally reunited in the rugged outback of Australia-to face a challenge every bit as demanding as their wartime trials.

Above and Beyond (2006)
War, Drama Mini-Series – 1 Season – (2006)

True Story about the Atlantic Ferry Operation during World War II.

Angels of War also known as Angely voyny (2012)
War, Drama Mini-Series – 1 Season – (2012)

World War II. Nazi-occupied Ukraine. Germans set up a camp called “Hope”, a site of medical experiments on children. Twins are designated as experimental subjects. So when one of the twins, Petya, escapes from the camp, the Germans raise an alarm, trying to find the runaway. The life of the entire village turns to hell: partisans need to consider their hide-outs with extreme prudence, locals are suffering from inspections and local police are doing their best to find the escapee.

The plot reveals Petya’s life as well as a love story of a young couple. Under the constant threat of death, deceived and desperate, the characters will display an immense capacity for resistance.

Anne Frank: The Whole Story (2001)
War, Drama, Biography Mini-Series – 1 Season – (2001)

The life of Anne Frank and her family from 1939 to 1945: pre-war fears, invasion of Netherlands by German troops, hiding in Amsterdam, deportation to the camps, return of Anne’s father.

Band of Brothers (2001)
War, Drama, Action Mini-Series – 1 Season – (2001)

The story of Easy Company of the U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division, and their mission in World War II Europe, from Operation Overlord, through V-J Day.

Bez prava na vybor also known as Kasym (2013)
War, Adventure Mini-Series – 1 Season – (2013)

Based on the true story of Kasym Kaysenov, a famous Soviet scout and officer of special reconnaissance, a national hero of Kazakhstan and a man of exceptional bravey, who fought on the grounds of Ukraine during World War II.

It’s summer of 1942. The Germans are planning a massive operations against the Soviet lands, and Kasym is tasked with destroying enemy fuel storage depots. As his entire subversion group is demised, Kasym filnds himself alone behind the enemy lines. In this life and death situation Kasym manages to complete his mission with the help of local civilians.

Baa Baa Black Sheep (1976)
War, Drama, Action TV-Series – 2 Seasons – (1976-1978)

The dramatized World War II adventures of U.S. Major Gregory “Pappy” Boyington and his U.S. Marine Attack Squadron 214. (The Black Sheep Squadron).

Blut und Ehre: Jugend unter Hitler also known as Blood and Honor: Youth under Hitler (1982)
Drama Mini-Series – 1 Season – (1982)

This series follows a German boys involvement in the Hitler Youth (Hitlerjugend) during the pre World War 2 years.

Bomb Girls (2012)
War, Drama TV-Series – 2 Seasons – (2012-2014)

Set in the 1940s, Bomb Girls tells the remarkable stories of the women who risked their lives in a munitions factory building bombs for the Allied forces fighting on the European front. The series delves into the lives of these exceptional women from all walks of life – peers, friends and rivals – who find themselves thrust into new worlds and changed profoundly as they are liberated from their home and social restrictions.

Broadside (1964)
Comedy TV-Series – 1 Season – (1964-1965)

Lt. Anne Morgan and her fellow Waves are posted to the backwater station on Ranakai, much to the displeasure of Commander Adrian. So his South Seas idyll, including gourmet cook, isn’t disrupted has Adrian scheming to transfer the women.

Cambridge Spies (2003)
Drama Mini-Series – 1 Season – (2003)

The true story of a group of Cambridge University Students who are recruited to spy for the Soviet Union in the early 1930s. The group was known as the Cambridge Spy Rin, Cambridge Four, Cambridge Five and Magnificent Five.

Casablanca (1983)
War, Drama TV-Series – 1 Season – (1983)

Pre-quel to Casablanca (1942)

Changi (2001)
Drama, Music, Romance Mini-series – 1 Season – (2001)

Changi follows the story of six young Australian mates who go to war. They land in Singapore in 1942, just in time for the surrender. They are marched off to Changi prison camp along with 15,000 others. Together, the six boys struggle to survive three and a half years of incarceration.

Close to the Enemy (2016)
War, Drama Mini-Series – 1 Season – (2016)

Set in a bomb damaged London hotel during the aftermath of World War II “Close to the Enemy” is a thriller that follows British intelligence officer Captain Callum Ferguson. His last task for the Army is to ensure that Dieter, a captured German Scientist develops cutting edge jet engine technology for the British. Such expertise is becoming vital to Britain as they try to maintain any kind of superiority in the emerging Cold War. Callum employs unorthodox methods in his attempt to convince Dieter to work for the British, eventually developing a friendship with him. A friendship which becomes threatened as those around him believe that Dieter may have stood by as innocents in labour camps perished under the rule of the Nazi party.

Colditz (1972)
War, Drama TV-Series – 2 Seasons – (1972-1974)

The prisoners in Colditz Castle make many attempts to escape captivity from the arrival of the first British prisoners after Dunkirk in 1940 until the liberation of the castle by the Americans in 1945. Colditz was a “special” camp, designed by the Nazis to hold high-risk and politically important prisoners.

Come in Spinner (1990)
Drama Mini-Series – 1 Season – (1990)

Sydney’s social upheaval in 1944 includes the effects of the war and the influx of American soldiers. In this world of chance three women play for the highest stakes – survival, security and love.

Coming Home also known as Heimkehr (1998)
Drama, Romance – 1 Season – (1998)

Drama series about the Dunbar and Carey-Lewis families, before, during and after World War 2.

Czterej pancerni i pies (1966)
War, Adventure TV-Series – 3 Seasons – (1966-1970)

Story follows the adventures of a tank crew and their T-34 tank in the 1st Polish Army during World War II.

Crossings (1986)
War, Drama, Romance Mini-Series – 1 Season – (1986)

An industrialist meets the wife of a French ambassador on a transatlantic voyage to Europe. As time and the war progresses, she returns to America when Paris becomes occupied by the Nazis and again encounters the industrialist. An affair ensues. Meanwhile, her husband is rumored to be a Nazi collaborator, but whose side is he really working for?

Danger UXB (1979)
Drama, Action – 1 Season – (1979)

Brian Ash is a young lieutenant who is assigned to a UXB unit in the early days of World War II. UXB (UneXploded Bomb) is the signal that an aerial bomb has not exploded. Ash’s job is to deactivate German bombs, some of which have fuses specifically designed to kill him.

Das Boot (1985)
War, Drama, Thriller Mini-Series – 1 Season – (1985-1987)

“Das Boot” is based on the 1973 novel by Lothar-Gunther Buchheim and depicts the story of the German U-96 submarine and its u-boat crew during the early days of World War 2. As the new Lieutenant Werner discovers the life at sea, he discovers the harsh reality of the u-boat crew’s life, to be constantly watching and avoiding enemy ships whilst on a terrifying patrol mission. Das Boot is told from the German perspective, the crew aboard U-96 are portrayed in a hopeless life-and-death struggle coping with endless hours of loneliness and desperation, giving way to terror when confronted by the enemy.

Das Boot (2018)
War, Drama, Thriller – 2 Seasons – (2018-2019)

It’s Autumn 1942, in occupied France and U-612 is bracing for its maiden voyage. Led by the young commander Klaus Hoffmann, 40 men are heading towards their first ever mission in an increasingly brutal war, all cramped within the metal vessel. Personalities clash and loyalties shatter as they are tried by the unspeakable horrors of war. Will they live to make it back ashore?

Dieppe (1993)
War, Docudrama – 1 Season – (1993)

A dramatization of the failed World War II raid which became the most serious defeat of Canadian forces in the war.

Kessler (1981)

In the years after World War II, the tables have turned: ambitious, cruel Gestapo-officer Ludwig Kessler, the most implacable hunter of every opponent to the Third Reich, can no longer deny its rule is militarily annihilated by the Allies. He must now flee himself as he is a war criminal accused of the torture and execution of numerous victims. He manages to get away with a fortune and starts a new life as a businessman, still hoping for another rise of the master race to power, in which his part should be even more prominent, from a (neo-)fascist colony in Paraguay. Meanwhile, Albert Foiret and some of his former Lifeline colleagues play a part in the hunt for the former master-hunter.

Konvoy PQ-17 (2004)
War, Drama Mini-Series – 1 Season – (2004)

June 27, 1942. From Reykjavik to Arkhangelsk went convoy which has received the code name: PQ-17. The way for the ships with cargoes for Russia laid through northern Atlantic where they were awaited by a chilling wind, storming sea and fatal attacks of German submarines and bombers. But the main threat represented German battleship Tirpitz, according to one of the messages which occurrence has forced English Admiralty to give an order on tap of the ships of covering, and to carriers – to disperse and to break on one by one, relying only on the success, courage and bravery of the seamen.

Krasnaya kapella (2004)
War TV-Series – 1 Season – (2004)

World War II, Paris. The head of a large trading company with branches throughout Europe is Jean Gilbert (pseudonym of Leopold Trepper) – Scout No. 1, organizer and leader of the Soviet intelligence network in Western Europe during World War II, known as the “Red Chapel”. The unofficial title of Leopold Trepper “Scout No. 1” is recognized by all the special services of the world. The spy network created by him is to this day considered the most effective, and its whole story is a ready-made screenplay, where numerous radio operators actually called themselves “pianists”, and their boss “conductor.” The materials of the Gestapo network called “Red Chapel”. Of the 1,500 radiograms transmitted, the Nazis managed to intercept only two hundred. The data obtained in the Soviet Union from Leopold Trepper, influenced the outcome of key battles, including the Battle of Stalingrad.

The German detective Karl Giering doesn’t suppose that the man he has been searching for for many years is his neighbor. Gilbert and Giering are not only neighbors, they are even friends, and walking their dogs together on the banks of the Seine. Giering is mortally ill. Doctors gave him half a year. He has already lived three times and is well aware that in this world he is only because the “conductor” has not yet been caught …

Ladoga (2014)
War, Drama Mini-Series – 1 Season – (2014)

Winter of 1941 in the besieged city of Leningrad, Soviet counterintelligence learns that the Germans are preparing a diversion on the “Road of Life” – the only way in which food and other goods are delivered to the city. Most likely, the saboteur is one of the drivers of the “lorry” working on the frozen Lake Ladoga. Find and stop the enemy should the captain of the NKVD Sergienko …”

Land Girls (2009)
Drama TV-Series – 3 Seasons – (2009-2011)

Follow the lives, loves and highs and lows of four members of the Women’s Land Army who are working at the Hoxley Estate during World War II.

Leningrad (2007)

The series is dedicated to one of the most tragic pages of the Second World War – the 900-day blockade of Leningrad, which lasted from September 8, 1941 to January 27, 1944. The time of action is November 1941. Monuments and majestic domes of cathedrals besieged by the Germans of Leningrad are tightened with a camouflage net, buildings are destroyed, trams are thrown. The supply of food to the city is almost interrupted. The only connection with the Great Land is the road through Lake Ladoga, on which the lives of 2,887,000 people depend.

Lili & Marleen (1994)

A typical Antwerp family living together in a bar during the end of World War 2. Goes until the 1960’s.

Line of Separation also known as Tannbach & Tannbach II (2015)
Drama TV-Series – 2 Seasons – (2015-2018)

Spring 1945, just before Germany’s zero hour. In Tannbach, a fanatical band of Nazi soldiers stages one last murderous attack on their fellow citizens before the arrival of the Americans, who finally end the war. It is an uneasy peace, however, that collapses when the Russian troops arrive. Both superpowers claim Tannbach for themselves in this miniature version of the dawn of the Cold War.

The war generation gradually begins shifting into the postwar generation. And the town of Tannbach awaits its great moment on the world’s stage. Spanning approx. 10 years, from the end of the war to the building of the Wall, this story relates the fate of Tannbach, a town cut in two by democracy and communism.

Everybody has something to hide, change or forget here. Everybody wants to reshape their biography. Everybody – except, perhaps, 16-year-old Baroness Anna von Striesow, who is revolted by the horrors committed by the Nazis and who now wants to give a new world order a chance: Communism, at the side of the young man she loves, the refugee Friedrich.

Over the years, Anna and Friedrich begin to lose their footing among the swirling maze of incorrigible and denazified Nazis, idealistic socialists and revanchist communists, humanity and inhumanity –all crowned by the ultimate absurdity of a carelessly drawn border between East and West Germany running through the middle of the town.

Inspired by the true events spanning the years 1945 to 1961, “Line of Separation” brings into play a range of destinies – perpetrators, victims, opportunists, winners and losers – who emerged from Generation War only to find themselves trapped in a new and potentially more devastating conflict, the Cold War…

Manhattan (2014)
War, Drama – 2 Seasons – (2014-2015)
In 1943, in Los Alamos, New Mexico, a team of government scientists is working on the top secret Manhattan Project in a race to produce an atomic bomb before the Nazis. Meanwhile, their families adjust to a life on the military base.

Matador (1978)

A man comes to Korsbæk, Denmark, in 1929, opens a women’s clothing store in competition with an established one – bringing him up against the conservative establishment including the bank manager. We follow the families until after World War II.

Men and Beast also known as Lyudi i zveri (1962)

The plot is based on the dramatic fate of the Soviet officer Alexei Pavlov. Once captured during World War II and among the displaced persons, the hero did not immediately decide to return to the USSR. Having traveled in a foreign land, Alexey returned to his homeland and, not finding sympathy and understanding among his relatives, hunted down by fear for their destinies, went to Zaporizhia, where he met with random fellow travelers who were traveling from Moscow to the south. Doctor Anna Andreevna and her daughter Tanya were the first to whom Alexey Pavlov told about his ordeals.

Monsignor Renard (2000)

The story of the German occupation of France during World War II told through the eyes and experiences of a humble and extraordinary priest.

Mussolini: The Untold Story (1985)

The rise and fall of the Italian fascist dictator, Benito Mussolini.

Perlasca, un eroe italiano (2002) also known as Perlasca: The Courage of a Just Man

Piece of Cake (1988)

Stories of the men of the RAF Hornet Squadron during the early days of World War II.

Private Schulz (1981)
Drama, Crime, Comedy -TV-Series – 1 Season – (1981)

World War II, Germany. The Germans have a plan to destroy the British economy by flooding the country with forged £5 notes. Private Schult is coerced into organizing a gang of unwilling volunteers.

Privet ot Katyushi (2013)

Russian mini-series, translated as “Greetings from Katyusha”

Pursuit also known as Twist of Fate (1989)

SS-Lieutenant Colonel Helmut Von Schreader conceives an unusual plan to escape the aftermath of the Second World War by disguising himself as a Jewish Concentration Camp victim. Under the alias of Ben Grossman, Von Schreader is liberated from the camps and immigrates to Palestine where he joins the Zionist movement. Twenty five years later, living as a hero of Israel and a General in the Israeli Army, the underground SS organization ODESSA locates Von Schreader and orders to him to again serve the cause of the Third Reich.

Résistance (2014)
War, Drama Mini-Series – 1 Season – (2014)

Paris, 1940, World War 2 is raging. Lili is 17 years old and lives in occupied France. She encounters war before love, and joins the Resistance. Through the interconnecting destinies of its teenage heroes, Resistance tells the story of young people going to any lengths to defend their country.

Restless (2012)

A young woman finds out that her mother worked as a spy for the British Secret Service during World War II and has been on the run ever since.

Röd snö (1985)

November 1942. Young Norwegian Anne Eriksen returns to a small boarding-house in Dalsland, Sweden near the Norwegian border, where she has spent the summers during her childhood. The boarding-house is run by Ruth Lind and her helpful but unfortunate son Evert. It is very close to the German occupied Norway and the surroundings are far from peaceful and quiet. Who should you trust, who should you distrust?

Secret Agent X-9 (1945)

American, Chinese and Australian agents join forces to stop the Nazis from obtaining the formula for synthetic fuel.

Secret Army (1977)

During World War II, a Belgian resistance movement called Lifeline, based in Brussels, organises the return of Allied airmen who have been shot down by the Luftwaffe to the United Kingdom.

Seventeen Moments of Spring also known as Semnadtsat mgnoveniy vesny (1973)

A 1973 Soviet twelve-part television series, directed by Tatyana Lioznova and based on the novel of the same title by Yulian Semyonov. The series portrays the exploits of Maxim Isaev, a Soviet spy operating in Nazi Germany under the name Max Otto von Stierlitz, depicted by Vyacheslav Tikhonov. Stierlitz is tasked with disrupting the negotiations between Karl Wolff and Allen Dulles taking place in Switzerland, aimed at forging a separate peace between Germany and the Western Allies. The series is considered the most successful Soviet espionage thriller ever made, and is one of the most popular television series in Russian history.

Schicksalsjahre also known as Shades of Happiness (2011)

Sibiriada also known as Siberiade (1979)

The story about a very small god-forgotten village in Siberia reflects the history of Russia from the beginning of the century till early 80s. Three generations try to find the land of happiness and to give it to the people. One builds the road through taiga to the star over horizon, the second ‘build communism’ and the third searches for oil. The oil is found but the destruction of the old cemetry and everything the people of the village cared for followed to get the ‘black treasure’ of Siberia.

Small Island (2009)

A gentle Jamaican woman reunited with her husband in post-World War II London encounters both racism and homesickness as she adjusts to her new life.

Sneg i pepel (2015)

The Soviet Union, 1942. The Germans are about to mount an attack on the Russians, but at the same time there is a saboteur among the Russian Camp and it’s up to a KGB Major and his team to stop him/her before it’s too late.

Soldaty svobody (1977)

Tens of images of historical characters are shown. People who have taken part in fighting against Nazi Germany as well as the activity of the leaders of the communist parties of the USSR, Rumania, Bulgaria, Poland, Czechoslovakia and Germany during the World War II.

Speer und er also known as Speer & Hitler (2005)
War, Biography, Drama Mini-Series – 1 Season – (2005)

A reassessment of the role Albert Speer played in the Third Reich. Speer, who was ultimately convicted at the Nuremburg trials and served a 20-year prison sentence, was known for designing many of the Third Reich’s buildings and for being Hitler’s minister for war production.

Spies also known as Razvedchitsy (2013)

In 1941 Russia, Arina and Zoya are hired by NKVD to become secrets agents and infiltrate enemy lines. They have to fight adversaries and enemies but also their own fear and convictions.

Spies of Warsaw (2013)

A military attaché at the French embassy is drawn into a world of abduction, betrayal and intrigue in the diplomatic salons and back alleys of Warsaw.

Smert shpionam! also known as Spies Must Die (2013)

August 1944. The Soviet Department of Military Counterespionage is trying to identify an enemy secret agent. Dramatic events unfold as it becomes clear that the spy is one of the Soviet army’s own men.

SS-GB (2017)
Drama, Sci-Fi Mini-Series – 1 Season – (2017)

A British homicide detective investigates a murder in a German-occupied England in a parallel universe where the Nazis won World War II.

Stalingrad (1989)

The WWII pivotal battle of Stalingrad is shown through the eyes of the soldiers and officers on both sides of the war.

Stawka wieksza niz zycie (1968) also known as More Than Life at Stake

Stanislaw Kolicki is a spy who operates as Hans Kloss in the Nazi Abwehr during the second World War.

Sunset at Chaopraya also known as Khu Gam (1995)

It’s 1939 in Siam. The Japanese are threatening invasion and the Free Thai movement is gaining momentum. Angsumalin, the beautiful daughter of a military leader, says good-bye to her friend Vanus, who is going to England to study. She won’t promise to marry him, but will give him an answer when he returns. The Japanese invade, and circumstances bring Angsumalin together with Kobori, an idealistic Japanese captain, who is also related to a powerful Japanese general. Although she despises Kobori, she agrees to marry him for political purposes to protect her father and the Free Thai movement. In 1944, Vanus returns and the conflicting rivalries and emotions come to a head.

Tanamera – Lion of Singapore (1989)

Set in Singapore and begins before World War 2 and just just after. Follows the lives of John Dexter, an Englishman and Julie Soong, who are from prominent families. They would fall in love but their families would object to their union. Julie’s family would send her to America while John would go to England and while still reeling from losing Julie would get involved with someone who would get pregnant so he has to marry her. They would later reunite when she returns. They would still be in love but the war would keep them apart when John signs on to help the military.

Tears of the Yang Tse also known as Yījiāng Chūnshuǐ Xiàng Dōng Liú (1947)

1930’s China. The village of a poor family is taken over by the occupying Japanese army. One son, Zhongliang, leaves his wife and young son to join a medic group for the Chinese Army. The other son, Zhangmin goes into hiding to protect his family. The focus shifts back and forth from the brothers’ parents and Zhongliang’s wife and son to Zhongliang’s newfound life of luxury in a town not too far away. The plight of Zhongliang’s mother, his wife, Sufan and her son, Kongeson is contrasted with Zhongliang’s rise in a flourishing company.

Tenko (1981)

After the Japanese invasion of Singapore in February 1942, a group of British, Dutch and Australian women are held in a Japanese internment camp on a Japanese-occupied island between Singapore and Australia.

The Adventures of Smilin’ Jack (1943)

Just before World War II, the Chinese and American governments mount a joint operation to prevent the Germans and Japanese from taking over the strategic island of Mandon.

The Alive and The Dead also known as Zhivye i myortvye (1964)

Journalist Ivan Sintsov news of the treacherous attack by Nazi Germany during the catches of southern vacation. As a war correspondent, he becomes a w (2008)itness to the difficult events of the first months of the war – many departures in 1941.

The Apostel also known as Apostol (2008)

The Attackers also known as Istrebiteli (2013)

Follows the lives of a Soviet fighter squadron on Eastern Front. They fly Yaks out of a remote airfield against air and ground targets. Rather than being an all-out action movie, it looks at the relationships between the individual pilots, their commanders and ground crew. In WWII Soviet both men and women were pilots. The series is well made with good production values and the air battles are realistic and believable. It also does a good job of showing the realities of war, the dilemmas faced at times by those who fought and surprisingly, for a Russian-made series, it doesn’t demonize the Germans to any great extent.

The Attackers 2 – Last Flight also known as Istrebiteli 2 – Poslednij Boj (2015)

Col Bestuzhev is back to form a regiment with the newest YAK-3 fighters. He gathers his old comrades to form the most powerful regiment of fighter pilots. Their challenge – uncover German defense plans code named “Pandora’s box”.

The Bletchley Circle (2012)

In 1952, four women who worked at the wartime code-breaking centre, Bletchley Park, reunite to track down a serial killer.

The Blue Bicycle also known as La bicyclette bleue (2000)

Léa, the daughter of a wealthy Bordeaux family, is spending happy days at the Montillac family estate at the end of the 1930s. Radiant with youth, she charms all the men who meet her on the blue bicycle offered to her by her father. She is in deep love with Laurent, when she tells him, he lets her down. He is in love with Camille, Lea’s best friend. The war sounds the death knell of her carelessness. She takes refuge in Paris. There, she finds Laurent, his secret love, who has just married Camille. During a party given him, she meets mysterious François -a friend of Laurent who works for the government. He goes right on and starts to win Lea’s heart, but she is not interested. Laurent has to go to the front-line. He asks Lea to stay with Camille in Paris, to look after her and the unborn baby. But the German troops are progressing, and Léa and Camille are forced to leave the capital.

The Bomb also known as Bomba (2013)

The Cadets also known as Kursanty (2004)

The Camomile Lawn (1992)

In 1939, young Oliver, Calypso, Polly and Walter visit friends and family in Cornwall. Spanish Civil War is over and WW2 has begun, so they enjoy their love life while they can. Decades later, they gather again, this time for a funeral.

The Cazalets (2001)

Drama series about the life of a large privileged family in the years 1937 to 1947.

The Cowra Breakout (1984)

In August 1944, 1104 Japanese prisoners of war at the Australian POW camp at Cowra stage a mass breakout. Four guards are killed in the escape, and 231 prisoners die by wounds sustained or suicide, while 334 prisoners are recaptured over the subsequent nine days.

The Dirty Dozen (1988)
The show follows the World War II exploits of a group of military prisoners turned soldiers. The soldiers were led by the tough as nails Lt. Danko who assigned each squad member a place based on their abilities.

The Halcyon (2017)

The story of a bustling and glamorous five star hotel at the center of London society and a world at war.

The Heavy Water War also known as The Saboteurs & Kampen om Tungtvannet (2015)
War, Drama Mini-Series – 1 Season – (2015-2016)

The story behind Hitler’s plan of Germany getting the atomic bomb during WW2, and the heavy water sabotages in Rjukan, Norway, seen from four angles, the German side, the allied, the saboteurs and the company side.

The Last Armoured Train also kown as Posledniy bronepoezd (2006)

Mikhail Romanov (Lumberjack) – a former Major General, who fell under the knife of Stalin’s purges in the army and was sent to the camps. At the beginning of the war, he was sent to the front in Belarus along with other convicts. As part of the reinforcement, he was sent to the location of the 63rd rifle corps, which had just been encircled in the area of the river Drute. The corps was commanded by an old friend of the Romanov commander Leonid Maltsev. German commando group led by Lieutenant Colonel Hermann seizes a strategic bridge across the river, cutting off the last link to the corps with units of the regular army.

The Last Bastion (1984)

The Last Convertible (1979)

A World War II coming-of-age drama about five men who meet in the fall of 1940 at Harvard. The war affects all of them, each in different ways. A green 1939 Packard convertible is at the center of the story, as is Chris Farris, a beautiful Radcliffe girl.

The Man in the High Castle (2015)
Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller TV-Series – 4 Seasons – (2015-2019)

What would it be like if the Allied Powers had lost World War II, and Japan and Germany ruled the United States of America?

The Nightmare Years (1989)

Based on the historical work “The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich”, “The Nightmare Years” tells the story of William Shirer, American journalist who, during his days of correspondence as a foreign press in report in 1930s Germany, had to deal with the growing oppression of the Nazi regime, the increasing censorship of the press, and finally the prospect of World War. In the last days of peace, Shirer also struggles to have his German wife and child escape to the United States.

The Pacific (2010)

The Pacific Theatre of World War II, as seen through the eyes of several young Marines.

The Pathfinders (1972)
World war 2 RAF squadron behind enemy lines.

The Penal Battalion also known as Shtrafbat (2004)

The authors of the television series studied archival materials and military chronicles. The last series ends with a demonstration of the list of penalty parts, which from 1942 to 1945 fought on the Soviet fronts.

The Rat Patrol (1966)

The World War II North African missions of an Allied commando patrol squad of the Long Range Desert Group.

The Saboteur also known as Diversant (2004)

The Saboteur 2 also known as Diversant 2: Konets voyny (2007)

The Shield and The Sword also known as Shchit i mech (1968)

Alexander Belov (Lyubshin) is a Russian spy in the Nazi Germany, working under cover name as Johann Weiss. His perfect German and cool demeanor allows him to make a career in the SS Headquarters in Berlin. Now he is risking his life while getting the Nazi war plans and delivering it to his contact for the sake of Victory.

The Sinking of the Laconia (2010)

Drama series telling the true story of the sinking of the liner Laconia by a German U-boat in 1942 through the eyes of six survivors.

The Winds of War (1983)

The trials of the Henry and Jastrow families in the early years of World War II.

Three Days in the Life of Lt. Kravtsov also known as Tri dnya leytenanta Kravtsova (2012)

Platoon commander Lt. Kravtsov reports for active duty. Military ‘fate’ allocates for such lieutenants only three days of life, on average. During this time, Kravtsov should become the commander of his troops and lead them in a hopeless attack, to save the regiment coming to the rescue. The question is, can he survive in these three days?

Till We Meet Again (1989)

Made for TV movie revolving around the lives of three young women as they deal with the incidents around them. Along the way they find romance and become swept up in family intrigue. Events from 1913- 1956 are included in this adaptation of Judith Krantz’s bestseller.

Time of Honor also known as Czas Honoru (2008)

Follows a group of young officers parachuted back into Poland to help the resistance movement during World War 2.

Time of Honor: Uprising also known as Czas Honoru: Powstanie (2014)

Season 4.5 of the acclaimed Telewizja Polska TV series illustrates in great detail the romance, fallacy and tragedy of the Warsaw Uprising (AKA Powstanie) of August 1944.

To Kill Stalin also known as Ubit Stalina (2013)

Fictional mini-series set in late 1941 when the Nazi forces are at the outskirts of Moscow only to find themselves thwarted by the Soviet soldiers and an early winter. To compliment the invasion the Reich seeks to kill Joseph Stalin in the hope of striking a shattering blow to the Soviet people. This operation is the mission of a special forces unit of Abwehr officers and aided by a Nazi agent planted within the Soviet Army. But brave and resourceful officers of the USSR’s Ministry of State Security stand in their way.

Tokyo Air Raid also known as Tôkyô daikûshû (2008)

Tokyo Trial (2016)

A historical drama that focuses on a decade-long investigation into events in the Pacific during and after WWII.

Under a Deluge of Bullets also known as Pod livnem pul (2006)

Crimea, Ukraine, ca 1942. WWII. An elite squad of “razvedchiks” – army scouts – is sent deep behind German lines on a series of dangerous, but vital, reconnaissance missions for the Red Army.

War and Remembrance (1988)

The trials of the Henry and the Jastrow families amidst the events after the U.S.’s entry into World War II.

We’ll Meet Again (1982)

It’s 1943 and the American Air Force has come to Market Weatherby, a small East Anglian town. The war weary British and the brash American GIs sometimes clash, but friendships are also forged.

Wish Me Luck (1987)

The Second World War experiences of brave women recruited as undercover agents behind enemy lines.

1 thought on “List of World War 2 Themed Mini-Series and Television Series”

  1. I suggest you read Gold Warriors by Sterling Seagrave. I just finished filming a documentary with The History Channel about this.

Comments are closed.