The Perilous Fight: America's World War II in Color
June 2010 on CPTV (Check Listings)
• Episode 1 & 2: Monday, 6/1/2010, 8:00-10:00 p.m. on CPTV
• Episode 3 & 4: Tuesday, 6/2/2010, 8:00-10:00 p.m. on CPTV
The Second World War was the first war to be recorded extensively on color film, mostly by Americans. For years, much of that color footage remained unknown and unseen - until now.
The Perilous Fight: America's World War II in Color brings America's wartime experience, on the battlefield and at home, vividly and intimately to life by combining original color film footage with compelling passages from diaries and letters written by people who were part of an unforgettable period of history. Award-winning actor Martin Sheen narrates the four-hour series which airs in two two-hour installments.
Part One, "Infamy" (1919-1942)
This episode takes viewers from the years leading up to the outbreak of the Second World War, through the Nazi invasion of Poland that triggered Britain's and France's declaration of war on Germany, to the attack on Pearl Harbor and the Battle of Midway.
Airdate : 6/1/2010 Time : 8:00 - 9:00 pm
Part Two, "Battlefronts" (1942-1944)
The second episode focuses on the years 1942 to 1944, from the massive buildup of America's military and industrial capabilities to preparations for D-Day.
Airdate : 6/1/2010 Time : 9:00 - 10:00 pm
Part Three, "Wrath" (D-Day-V-E Day)
The third episode focuses on the European theater during the months between D-Day, in June 1944, and V-E Day, in May 1945.
Airdate : 6/2/2010 Time : 8:00 - 9:00 pm
Part Four, "Triumph" (The Pacific, 1943-1945)
The series concludes by covering America's efforts to win the war in the Pacific.
Airdate : 6/2/2010 Time : 9:00 - 10:00 pm