Military and War Documentaries
Wars have shaped nations in every conceivable way. They have been known for redrawing geographical borders, making and breaking economies and even shifting national identities. Expand your understanding of history’s seismic conflicts with our extensive selection of military and war documentaries. Whether you’re a seasoned military historian, learning about conflict in school or college, or looking for a new area of history to explore, our collection has something to offer for all levels of interest.
Stories covering centuries of conflict
Choose between feature-length documentaries, blockbuster shows, and box-sets of classic military history series. Our collection covers a wide range of themes and time periods to give you a complete picture of centuries of warfare. Discover more about the brutal trench warfare and the tragic loss of a generation of young men in the First World War. You can also be transported to the epic struggle against the forces of Nazi Germany in the Second World War, with documentaries covering the conflict from the perspective of the Army, the Navy or the Air Force. Alternatively, you could choose to focus on the impact of the Second World War on the Home Front or the secret organisations created by the British government to battle Adolf Hitler from the shadows. More modern conflicts such as Vietnam and Iraq also feature in this expansive selection of documentaries.
Whatever your particular interest, our wide selection has something to offer for everyone. If you'd like some reading to accompany your DVDs, check out the selection of historical war books WHSmith has to offer.