Intimate profiles of the men who dictated the outcome of the bloodiest war in history.
World War II represented a truly global war.
With approximately 100 million people serving for military units around the world and an estimated 50 to 70 million fatalities resulting from warfare, the world had never seen fighting on this scale.
The major powers amongst them Germany, Great Britain, Russia and the US were engaged in a war that went far beyond military conflict.
This total war required economic, industrial and scientific capabilities to be geared towards the conflict.
Yet despite the scale of the fighting and the impact the conflict had on hundreds of millions of innocent civilians, it is arguably the decisions made by a select group of men that dictated and shaped the outcome of the war.
This incredible collection of programmes, made by Russian Television using rarely seen archive footage and expert analysis, details the lives of the men on either side whose words and actions played a crucial role in the conflict.
Includes 10 remarkable DVDs profiling: THE AXIS - Adolf Hitler, Heinrich Himmler, Herman Goering, Martin Bormann, Rudolf Hess & Benito Mussolini
THE ALLIES - Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt & Joseph Stalin.