List of documentary films about World War II

Anti-aircraft guns fire at night in Moscow Strikes Back ( USSR, 1942)

The following is a list of World War II documentary films.


Year Country Title Director
1940  Germany Deutsche Panzer (German Panzer) Walter Ruttmann
1940  Germany Deutsche Waffenschmieden (German Weapons-Forge) Walter Ruttmann
1940  Germany Feldzug in Polen (Campaign in Poland)
1941  Canada Churchill's Island Stuart Legg
1941  Canada Inside Fighting China Stuart Legg
1941  USA Kukan Rey Scott
1941  Italy Uomini sul fondo (Men on the bottom) Francesco De Robertis
1942  Germany Männer, Meer und Stürme (Men, Sea and Storms) Heinrich Hauser, Hubert Schonger
1942  United Kingdom The Soldier's Food unknown
1944  Germany Panorama
1944 United States USA The Battle for the Marianas Gordon Hollingshead
1944 Japan Japan Calling Australia (オーストラリアを呼び出します) (Ōsutoraria o Yobidashimasu) Hae Yeong
1944 United States USA Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress William Wyler
1945  Denmark Danmark i Lænker (Denmark in Chains) Sven Methling
1946  USA Let There Be Light John Huston


Year Country Title Director
1952  USA Victory at Sea M. Clay Adams
1955  France Night and Fog Alain Resnais


Year Country Title Director
1962  USA Black Fox: The Rise and Fall of Adolf Hitler Louis Clyde Stoumen
1962  Canada Canada at War ?
1964  Canada Fields of Sacrifice Donald Brittain
1965  Canada Memorandum Donald Brittain, John Spotton
1965  USA France: Conquest to Liberation Aram Boyajian
1965  USA Prelude to War: Beginning of World War II Alan Landsburg
1965  Soviet Union Ordinary Fascism (Обыкновенный фашизм) (Obyknovennyy fashizm) Mikhail Romm
1968  USA The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich Jack Kaufman
1969  France The Sorrow and the Pity (Le Chagrin et la Pitié) Marcel Ophüls


Year Country Title Director
1973  UK The World at War Miscellaneous
1974  Israel The 81st Blow (המכה ה-81) Haim Gouri
1976  UK The Memory of Justice Marcel Ophüls
1978  Soviet Union The Unknown War (Neizvestnaya voyna) (Неизвестная война) Isaac Kleinerman, Roman Karmen



Year Country Title Director
1990  USA Days of Waiting: The Life & Art of Estelle Ishigo Steven Okazaki
1990  Germany Mein Krieg Harriet Eder, Thomas Kufus
1992  Canada The Valour and the Horror Brian McKenna
1993  France L'Œil de Vichy Claude Chabrol
1994  USA Battlefield Miscellaneous
1994  Germany The Jewess and the Captain Ulf von Mechow
1994  Spain Memory of Water Héctor Fáver
1995  UK Anne Frank Remembered Jon Blair
1995  USA One Survivor Remembers Kary Antholis
1995  South Korea Najeun moksori Young-Joo Byun
1996  USA Fire on the Mountain Beth Gage, George Gage
1997  USA The Long Way Home Mark Jonathan Harris
1997  UK The Nazis: A Warning from History Laurence Rees, Tilman Remme
1997  Estonia We Lived for Estonia Andres Sööt
1998  USA Nazis: The Occult Conspiracy Tracy Atkinson, Joan Baran
1998  USA Pola's March Jonathan Gruber
1998  USA The Last Days James Moll
1998  Netherlands The Saved Paul Cohen, Oeke Hoogendijk
1998  USA Voices of the Children Zuzana Justman
1998  Canada Unwanted Soldiers Jari Osborne
1999  UK The Second World War in Colour Polly Bide
1999  UK War of the Century Laurence Rees




Country Title Director
 UK Horror in the East Laurence Rees, Martina Balazova
 Japan Japanese Devils Minoru Matsui
 France Sobibor, Oct. 14, 1943, 4 p.m. Claude Lanzmann
 USA The Color of War Peter Coyote



Country Title Director
 USA Marion's Triumph John Chua
 Denmark Med ret til at dræbe (With a Right to Kill) Morten Henriksen, Peter Øvig Knudsen
 Canada Prisoner of Paradise Malcolm Clarke, Stuart Sender
 USA The Holocaust Experience Oeke Hoogendijk




Country Title Director
 Russia Blokada Sergei Loznitsa
 USA Forgiving Dr. Mengele Bob Hercules, Cheri Pugh
 USA The Rape of Europa Richard Berge, Bonni Cohen, Nicole Newnham
 Estonia The Blue Hills Raimo Jõerand




Country Title Director
 France Apocalypse: The Second World War Isabelle Clarke, Daniel Costelle
 USA The Inheritance of War Ashley Karras
 Netherlands Patton 360° Tony Long
 Finland Sisters Across the Gulf of Finland Imbi Paju
 UK The Week We Went to War Malcolm McKissock, Louise Pirie
 UK World War II in HD Colour Robert Powell, Matthew Barrett
 USA WWII in HD Frederic Lumiere, Matthew Ginsburg
 USA[1] Valor With Honor Torasan Films



Country Title Director
 Canada War Music David Porteous


Country Title Director
 USA We Were There Jarod O'Flaherty
 Netherlands 900 Days Jessica Gorter
 Russia Soviet Storm: World War II in the East Anna Grazhdan



Country Title Director
 USA The Ghost Army Rick Beyer


Country Title Director
 Germany Hostages of the SS [de] Christian Frey


Country Title Director
 Australia A Long Way Back Samm Blake

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