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  1. Rumblings of War (Chapter duration: 18:26) – Treaty of Versailles / Revolt in Germany / Rise of Mussolini in Italy and Hitler in Germany / Japan’s invasion of China / Italy’s invasion of Ethiopia / Nazi-Soviet Pact / Germany’s annexation of Austria, Sudetenland, greater Czechoslovakia, and Poland / British and French war declarations against Germany.  

  2. The Nazi Sweep (Chapter duration: 26:07) – German invasions of Norway, Denmark, Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg, and France /  British evacuation of Dunkirk / German Luftwaffe bombardment of England / Italian invasion of Egypt / Tripartite Pact between Germany, Italy and Japan (Axis Powers) / Early battles in North Africa / U.S. Lend-Lease Act program for Britain / Sinking of the Bismarck.

  3. The War Goes Global (Chapter duration: 18:44) – German invasion of Russia / Japanese occupation of Indochina / Atlantic Charter conference / German siege of Leningrad / Hitler’s “Final Solution” against the Jews / Halting of German drive toward Moscow / Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor / U.S. war declarations against Axis Powers / Japanese conquests of the Philippines, Gilbert Islands, Wake, Guam, and Hong Kong / Bataan Death March / Doolittle raid over Tokyo.

  4. Turnaround (Chapter duration: 18:54) – Battles of the Coral Sea, Midway Island, and Guadalcanal / Nazi occupation of Sevastopol / Rommel’s advance through Libya and Egypt / Battle of Stalingrad / American invasions of Casablanca, Oran, and Algiers / Casablanca Conference / Defeat of Axis forces in North Africa / Pacific battles in New Guinea, Bougainville, and Tarawa / Allied invasion of Sicily / Bombing of Hamburg / Cairo and Teheran conferences.

  5. The Axis Retreat (Chapter duration: 21:47) – German siege of Leningrad / Pacific battles in Truk Saipan, and Tinian / Italian surrender to the Allies / “D-Day” Allied invasion of Normandy / Assassination attempt on Hitler / Allied liberation of Paris / Failed Allied invasion of Holland / Pacific battles at Peleliu, Formosa, and Leyte Gulf / Gen. MacArthur’s liberation of the Philippines / Renewed Allied offensives in Holland, Belgium and eastern France / Battle of the Bulge / Soviet drive through Poland / Yalta Conference.

  6. Destruction and Renewal (Chapter duration: 15:33) – Bombing of Dresden / Pacific battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa / Allied invasion of Germany / Death of FDR / Fall of Berlin / Execution of Mussolini / Hitler’s suicide / Surrender of Germany / Potsdam Conference / Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki / Japan’s Surrender / MacArthur’s reconstruction of Japan / Allied rebuilding of Germany / Nuremberg trials / Soviet occupation of Eastern Europe.

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