What are the best WW2 documentary films?

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    #1The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich

    The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich
    The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich expose the darkest chapter in history, from Adolf Hitler's rise to power as a Nazi demagogue to his ultimate fatal mistakes.

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    Eric Zheng
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "Honestly, hands down the best WWII documentary. No contest, I think this was made back when the History Channel actually made stuff about history. I couldn't recommend this more."
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    #2The World At War

    The World At War
    More than 30 years after its initial broadcast, The World At War remains the definitive visual history of World War II. Narrated by Academy Award winner Laurence Olivier and digitally re-mastered for DVD, this is epic history at its absolute best.
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    Gregory Greene
    Written on January 30, 2017
    "I'm a huge history buff, and nothing gets me more excited than when a director makes an accurate portrayal of a war. The World at War happens to be one of the best I've ever seen, providing heart-wrenching details of one of the greatest battles humankind has been through."
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    #3WW2 in HD

    WW2 in HD
    The first documentary to show WWII from the perspective of both sides in full, immersive HD color, the HISTORY series WWII in HD uses diaries of soldiers to create a personal and detailed look at life on and off the front lines.

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    Louis Cruz
    Written on February 14, 2017
    "I purchased these for my grandfather. He's getting quite elderly and can't do much besides watch TV. he served in two wars and He told me this was a wonderful series and he couldn't believe how bright and clear it was. I have a feeling he'll be watching these often."
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    Claude Lanzmann's epic documentary recounts the story of the Holocaust through interviews with witnesses perpetrators as well as survivors.

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    Daniel Mitchell
    Written on March 1, 2017
    "Shoah is such an amazing film on some of the events that happened during WWII, it was almost hard to watch seeing the things that had happened. If you're into documentaries I recommend watching it."
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    #5Apocalypse: The Second World War

    Apocalypse: The Second World War
    Apocalypse: The Second World War (2009) is a six-part French documentary about the Second World War. The documentary is composed exclusively of actual footage of the war as filmed by war correspondents, soldiers, resistance fighters and private citizens. 
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    Jose Gonzalez
    Written on April 13, 2017
    "Apocalypse: The Second World War is a great movie for anyone into history, especially WW2. It's a really impressive documentary that has near HD imagery."


Best What are the best WW2 documentary films
1The Rise and Fall of the Third ReichMovies 11 Paid
2The World At WarTV Shows 6 Paid
3WW2 in HDMovies 5 Paid
4ShoahMovies 3 Paid
5Apocalypse: The Second World WarTV Shows 1 Paid

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