World War II in Colour

Series 1 - 7. Turning the Tide

Turning the Tide

About this programme

7/13. A look at how Nazi U-boats' efforts to sever transatlantic supply lines and the Allied firebombing of German cities affected the course of the conflict as efforts were made to develop new weapons and strategies to bring a rapid end to hostilities. The new British and American focus on destroying the enemy's infrastructure resulted in a high number of civilian deaths - a controversial decision that continues to be criticised today - while the Germans' plan to throttle their most stubborn enemy by attempting to be victorious at sea ultimately failed thanks to technological advancements in the UK.

Cast and crew


Robert Powell


Executive Producer
Matthew Barrett
Series Producer
Philip Nugus