Was Hitler's invasion of Russia the greatest military gamble of all time? A swift attack would ensure victory - Germany had only to avoid a prolonged conflict.
The attack on Pearl Harbour brought the 'sleeping giant', America, into the war, and saw the emergence of the aircraft carrier as the pre-eminent weapon of the seas.
Mussolini wanted to recreate the Roman Empire, but proved to be a poor military strategist. His incompetence contributed to Hitler's defeat.
Nazi submarines tried to cut supply lines across the Atlantic, while the Allies firebombed German cities. But was either action decisive in ending the war?
Russia was Hitler's graveyard. See how his undefeated armies were smashed by the seemingly limitless resources of the Soviet war machine.
How close did D-Day come to failure? Despite meticulous planning, deception plans and specialised equipment its success was always balanced on a knife-edge.
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