When the Germans begin their rapid invasions across Europe, many ordinary citizens are stunned; Dedee de Jongh, a 23-year-old nurse, builds an escape line through Belgium and France to rescue stranded British airmen; her courage and ingenuity.
In hindsight, it may appear inevitable that Winston Churchill takes command; at the time, it seems unthinkable that Neville Chamberlain steps down; how a few brave politicians orchestrate one of the most striking political transitions in history.
As an Olympic athlete, Victor de Laveleye is not an ordinary man; there is no reason to think he comes up with one of the war's most popular symbols, helping to buoy spirits and wage psychological warfare; the story of the V for Victory campaign.
When the Germans invade the Netherlands and Norway, Adolf Hitler wants to secure the leadership of these nations; the wrenching decisions and harrowing escapes of Queen Wilhelmina and King Haakon; how these royal figures fight the war from Britain.
The RAF's air battle to defend Britain from Germany in 1940; few people know that roughly 20 percent of the RAF is comprised of non-British pilots; witnessing the courage and successful maneuvers of Polish fighter pilots who save the day.
It might seem impossible to find a politician willing to sabotage his own campaign; that is exactly what Wendell Willkie does in his 1940 run against President Roosevelt; why he goes against his own party and supports FDR's plans to help Britain.
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