Apocalypse: The Second World War combines home movie footage, and state-of-the-art colourising technology to bring World War II vividly to life, over the course of six episodes that try to encompass the entire war.
Of course, through the use of home movie footage, the quality does sometime suffer, but the fact that we get to see the war from all standpoints, including from civilians, makes this a little more remarkable.
Whilst this unique visual presentation is good, the commentary can be lacking. There are some very good parts, where any one with a decent knowledge of World War II will still find new information, but overall the historical overview is a little weak, with some commentary seemingly made to fit the available footage, rather than following the natural course of the war.
Apocalypse: The Second World War will fit nicely in your World War II collection – if you have one, though may not offer terribly much that you haven’t already seen, but if you only have a passing knowledge of the conflict, then it makes for a truly remarkable look at one of the darkest moments of modern history.
Reviewed by: Jonathan Read