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This page covers works set during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.

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!Films:

A number of the works below cover multiple categories and are grouped according to their main setting.

In an era where the only major forms of mass entertainment were radio, theatre and cinema (British television went off for the duration), it is not surprising that a very large number of movies were made during the war. Most of them were patriotic flag-wavers of some form or another, but some of these films (including said flag-wavers) have stood the test of time, such as ''Film/{{Casablanca}}'', ''In Which We Serve'' and ''Went the Day Well?''.

[[folder:The Pacific Front]]
Most of the works here focus on the American and Japanese part in the Far East, although Commonwealth forces also played a major role (primarily the ANZAC forces, for obvious reasons). Only recently have films dealing with the UsefulNotes/SecondSinoJapaneseWar started to appear, unsurprisingly given the delicate politics of the matter.

Think partisan warfare, big naval battles (most famously Midway), jungles, starving civilians, and the inconsistent (mis)treatment of non-combatants.

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* ''Film/ToraToraTora'' - An acclaimed joint US/Japanese production that depicts the Pearl Harbor attack from both sides
* ''Film/PearlHarbor'' - an un-acclaimed US production about the same battle that depicts the Pearl Harbor attack as envisioned by video game addicts who flunked Modern American History class in high school.
* ''Sands of Iwo Jima'' - John Wayne propaganda film
* ''Film/{{Midway}}'' - about the turning point of the Pacific war
* ''Film/TheThinRedLine'' - about a squad of Marines island-hopping, although the title is an allegorical reference to a small Scottish force in the Crimean War
* ''Film/TheBridgeOnTheRiverKwai'' - focuses on British [=POWs=] put to work on the notorious "Railroad of Death" in Burma
* ''Grave of the Fireflies'' (2008 live-action film, not to be confused with the animated film of the same name) - a slice of [[FromBadToWorse Japanese civilian life]] in 1945. Based on the same novel as the animated film.
* ''Literature/TheFivePeopleYouMeetInHeaven'' - Only partially takes place during UsefulNotes/WW2. The protagonist Eddie fights in the Philippines.
* ''Film/FlagsOfOurFathers'' - the lives of the flag-raisers in the famous photo of [[IwoJimaPose raising the flag]] upon Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima
** ''LettersFromIwoJima'' - POVSequel to ''Flags'' showing the Battle of Iwo Jima from the Japanese perspective
* ''Film/EmpireOfTheSun'' - the life of a boy living in the British concession in Shanghai, and then a POW camp
* ''Film/{{Kokoda}}'' - Australian soldiers in New Guinea
* ''Film/{{Windtalkers}}'' - focuses on a group of Amerindians trained as signalmen because their language is entirely unknown outside the U.S.
* ''SouthPacific''
* ''They Were Expendable'' - PT boat crews serving in the Philippines
* ''Objective, Burma!'' - controversial (at the time) as Australian Errol Flynn leads a group of US army soldiers on a raid in Burma, leading to some of the first British complaints about AmericaWinsTheWar!
* ''Film/LustCaution'' - focuses on the Japanese occupation of China and local Chinese resistance.
* ''MemoirsOfAGeisha'' - a stylised account of the life of a Japanese entertainer-courtesan
* ''Film/CityOfLifeAndDeath'' - aka 'Nanjing, Nanjing', focuses on the aftermath of the Battle of Shanghai and the pacification of the lower Yangtze
* ''Guadalcanal Diary'' - made during the war, based on a 1943 memoir
* ''Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo'' - the story of the Doolittle Raid
* ''Fort Graveyard'' - A rare example of a film focusing on Japan vs. Manchurian China.
* ''Crusade In The Pacific: America Goes to War'', an early (1951) 24 episode documentary serial that is surprisingly FairForItsDay with relatively little of the racism, jingoism and triumphalism that mar other works of the period and not, despite the title, focused entirely on the US war effort. Covers both the prewar era and the postwar occupation, but does not cover the fire raids or the Soviet Union's last-minute contribution, perhaps because the Korean War was going on at the time.
* ''Film/TheLastEmperor'' - not purely a World War II movie, it focuses on Puyi, the eponymous "last emperor" of China and only emperor of Manchukuo, a puppet state the Japanese established in {{UsefulNotes/Manchuria}} from 1931 to 1945.
* ''[=PT109=]'' - about the wartime exploits of future US President John F Kennedy.
* ''The Fighting Seabees'' - about some of the unsung heroes of World War II, the US Navy Construction Battalions ("CB" - get it?) who managed to build airfields, bases and port facilities across the Pacific much faster than anyone believed possible prior to the war.
* ''Film/MisterRoberts'': about one of the most essential but also most monotonous and least glamorous parts of the war, the men who served on the cargo ships far behind the fighting.
* ''Film/FlowersOfWar'' - about the Rape of Nanking, as witnessed by an American.
* ''Film/TheGreatRaid'': about the raid at the Japanese POW camp near the Philippine city of Cabanatuan.
* ''Film/InHarmsWay'': Following the exploits of a group of American naval officers in Hawaii during the early part of the war. The last Creator/JohnWayne film produced in black and white.
* ''Film/BattleOfOkinawa'': a Japanese film about the battle itself from Japanese POV.
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[[folder:The Eastern Front]]
The bloodiest theatre of the war (the number of deaths there alone- over 25 million- would make the Eastern Front the worst war in history in its own right). Has been covered in film quite a bit (the Soviet film industry apparently made scores of them), but most of the examples aren't that well known outside of Eastern Europe. In most of the former USSR focus is not one WWII in general, but on "The UsefulNotes/GreatPatrioticWar" of 1941-45 - Soviet-German war. A few US-made 1943-45 propaganda movies made about the Eastern Front glossed over many of the Soviet Union's more questionable activities, which would come back to haunt their creators and actors just a few years later during the late-40s to early-50s Red Scare.

It is common to see Germans in comedic works threatened with being sent to the Eastern Front - a posting there was nothing but trouble, and became a near-certain-death-sentence from '43 onwards. Saw the sieges of Leningrad and Stalingrad, for a start, and the fall of Berlin at the end. Also many real-life cases of the MacrossMissileMassacre, as the "Katyusha" multiple rocket launcher was designed for this purpose.

Somewhat under-represented in Western and Anglophone media, for the likely reason that the protagonists weren't British or American.

* ''The Alive and the Dead''
* ''At war like at war''
* ''Ballad of a Soldier''
* ''Film/BattleOfMoscow''
* ''Chronicles of a dive bomber''
* ''Film/ComeAndSee'': Belarusian partisans fight SS Einsatzgruppen.
* ''Film/TheCranesAreFlying''
* ''Film/CrossOfIron''
* ''Film/{{Downfall}}'': The fall of Berlin and UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler's final moments.
* ''Film/EnemyAtTheGates'': A SniperDuel during the Battle of Stalingrad.
* ''Ivan's Childhood''
* ''Liberation''
* ''Officers''
* ''Only "Old Men" are going to battle''
* ''Film/{{Stalingrad}}'' -- the 1993 German film
* ''[[Film/{{Stalingrad2013}} Stalingrad]]'' -- the 2013 Russian film
* ''They Fought For Their Country''
* ''Two Soldiers''
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[[folder:The Finnish Front]]
A special case of the above, covering the struggles of the Winter War of 1939-40 and the Continuation war of 1941-44. Has been depicted several times on film, but these films are little known outside Finland. ChristopherLee volunteered to fight here, but never actually saw any combat on it.

* ''Film/{{Kukushka}}'' (''The Cuckoo''), a Russian film.
* ''Tuntematon Sotilas'' (''The Unknown Soldier''), based on a [[Literature/TheUnknownSoldier novel of the same name]] written by war veteran Väinö Linna. Two versions exist, one from 1955 and another made 30 years later.
* ''Talvisota'', a Finnish film set in the Winter War
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[[folder:The Western Front (1939-1940)]]
The early part of the war, from the invasion of Poland in september 1939 to the fall of France in spring 1940, which ended in the victory and domination of continental Western Europe by NaziGermany. Needless to say, this part of the war is rarely depicted.

* ''Literature/{{Atonement}}'' has a considerable section covering the evacuation of Dunkirk.
* ''Now Where did the 7th Company get to?'', a French-Italian comedy about the adventures of three French soldiers lost somewhere on the front in May 1940 during the Battle of France
* ''Bon Voyage'' : the exodus of the French populations fleeing the German advance on the roads and the French government relocating itself in the city of Bordeaux
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[[folder:German Occupation of Europe (1939-1945)]]
The countries of Europe which were occupied by the military forces of NaziGermany at various times between 1939 and 1945. Often involves LesCollaborateurs versus LaResistance, but not always. In many cases, it overlaps with [[FinalSolution the Holocaust]].

* ''Film/ToBeOrNotToBe'': Occupation of Poland.
* ''Hangmen Also Die!'': Loosely based on the 1942 assassination of Reinhard Heydrich in German-occupied Prague .
* ''The Trip Across Paris'': BlackMarket in Paris in 1943.
* ''Film/LaGrandeVadrouille''
* ''Film/LeVieuxFusil''
* ''Film/{{Zwartboek}}'': Occupation of Netherlands.

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[[folder:The Western Front (1944-1945)]]
The fighting around northern and western Europe in 1944-1945, where the Americans play a large role. The British, Canadians and Free French (as well as a considerable number of other nationalities) were involved, but [[AmericaWinsTheWar they tend to be forgotten in US films]].

Expecting fighting in the woods, French villages and [[EveryoneLooksSexierIfFrench some very grateful Frenchwomen]].

* ''Film/ThirtySixHours1965'' concerns a German attempt to find out the date and place of the D-Day landings by means of an elaborate deception.
* ''Film/ABridgeTooFar'' looks at the Allied offensive in the Netherlands
* ''Film/BattleOfTheBulge'': ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin
* ''Eye Of The Needle'' where a Nazi spy discovers the Allies are pulling a [[KansasCityShuffle king sized fast one]] with Operation Fortitude on Germany to hide the true invasion destination for D-Day.
* ''KellysHeroes'' focuses on a hodgepodge unit put together by the title character, which is attempting to steal NaziGold.
* ''Indigènes[=/=]Days Of Glory'' focuses on (ethnically not French) French Colonials fighting for the Free French through North Africa and into Italy.
* ''Film/TheLongestDay'' covers both the events leading up to and on the 6th of June, 1944, the longest day for both the Allied invaders and the Axis defenders.
* ''Film/IsParisBurning?'' deals with the liberation of Paris in August 1944.
* ''Film/SavingPrivateRyan'' focuses on a squad of Rangers as they make their way through the semi-organised chaos of Operation Overlord in search of the titular Private Ryan.
* ''Film/WhenTrumpetsFade'', set in the Battle of the Hurtgen Forest.
* ''Film/{{Patton}}'' - follows [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin General Patton]]. The second half of the film takes place here.
* ''Film/TheBigRedOne'' - the second half of the film follows the US First Infantry Division during their campaign through Western Europe.
* ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' - most of the second half of the film takes place all over the Western Front.
* ''The Bunker'' (2001) - horror film about a group of retreating German soldiers taking refuge in an abandoned bunker and find themselves haunted by dark figures as they try to retain order.
* ''Film/TheMonumentsMen'' - BasedOnATrueStory film about a unit of art experts in the army tasked with protecting and rescuing plundered art from the Nazis.
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[[folder:North Africa and Italy]]
Initially, just between The Commonwealth, Italy, and other independent nations. Later, the Germans (led by ErwinRommel) and the Americans also took part.

An area of desert tank warfare, it also saw the creation of the SAS and the work of the Long Range Desert Group.
Famous for the presence of ''two'' [[BunnyEarsLawyer very quirky but effective generals]], George S. Patton and Bernard "Monty" Montgomery.

* ''Film/{{Patton}}'' - the first half of the film takes place here.
* ''Film/TheDesertFox''
* ''The Rats Of Tobruk'' - focuses on [=ANZACs=] holed up in the besieged Libyan coastal town of Tobruk
* ''Film/IceColdInAlex''
* ''The Desert Rats''
* Parts of ''Music/PinkFloyd: Music/TheWall''.
* ''Sahara''
* ''Literature/TheEnglishPatient''
* ''Film/SaloOrThe120DaysOfSodom'' - torture porn at its most depraved. The setting of Fascist Italy is really just an excuse for... icky stuff.
* ''Film/TheBigRedOne'' - the first part of the film is set during the Battle of North Africa.
* ''Film/ElAlameinTheLineOfFire'' - the italian point of view of the Battle of El Alamein.
* ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' - a short segment of the film takes place here.
* ''Film/HornetsNest'' - set in and around the fictional Italian town of Reanoto.
* ''Miracle at St. Anna'', a Creator/SpikeLee joint
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[[folder:Southeastern Europe]]
Greece, Yugoslavia, and the Mediterranean Theatre. The Yugoslav film industry celebrated the achievements of the Partisans, naturally. Note: there is some overlap with the LaResistance[=/=]Special Forces category (see below).

* ''Captain Corelli's Mandolin''
* ''Literature/TheGunsOfNavarone''
** ''ForceTenFromNavarone''
* ''The Battle of Sutjeska''
* ''In Which We Serve''
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[[folder:The Air War]]
In which the two sides of the war try to bomb each other into submission. A fair chunk of these are British and a number are based on true stories.

TheBlitz, which followed the Battle of Britain, was a German attempt to bomb the UK into surrendering, which didn't really work. The Battle of Britain had been a close run thing, as the British had spent much of the 1930s not investing in their fighter force as they had believed "the bomber will always get through". It took WinstonChurchill to persuade them otherwise- the Spitfire and the Hurricane arriving just in time. The Blitz was at its peak during 1940-1941 and 1944-1945, the latter mostly using V1 and V2 missiles. There were still attacks on the United Kingdom in-between, but Germany's resources were focused on the Eastern Front at the time.

While the actions of the Allied bombing missions in Germany have been subject to quite a bit of historical debate (although there were legitimate industrial targets in German cities, the bombing of German civilians did not have the planned effect of destroying German industry or morale- it simply made them more resolved, much like what had happened during the Blitz), it should be noted that these bombing raids were very dangerous for British airmen. They flew at night, unlike the USAAF (US Army Air Force) who did the day missions. Of every 100 airmen, 55 on average would end up dead. The issue of not awarding separate medals for the British Bomber Command crews (who got the Air Crew Europe star that everyone else who flew over Europe did) is raised from time to time.

This is not to say that the USAAF had it any better. Flying by day meant they had a monstrously high casualty rate, particularly before P-51s were available for long range escort. There was a policy of "25 and out". Once an airman had done 25 missions, his war was over. The ball turret gunner, despite not having a parachute close to hand and being exposed to ground fire, wasn't actually that dangerous, relatively speaking. Just unpleasant, as they ended up doing somersaults in a tiny, cold, plexiglass and metal ball looking at a really long drop. The 25 got upped to 30 and then 35. The average crew got shot down around the [[ShootTheShaggyDog 20th mission]].

The Air War in the Pacific has received comparatively less attention, even though the scope and nature of the Pacific theater meant that air power played an even larger role there than it did in Europe. The strategic bombing campaign against Japan in particular has not received much attention, perhaps because it's difficult to portray massive fire raids against civilians in a heroic light. Even those who participated rarely considered it to be anything more than a [[NecessarilyEvil necessary evil]].

* ''Film/BattleOfBritain''
* ''Film/TheDamBusters''
* ''633 Squadron''
* ''Literature/CatchTwentyTwo''
* ''Twelve O'Clock High''
* Both versions of ''Film/MemphisBelle''
* ''Reach for the Sky''
* ''Film/RedTails''
* ''The Tuskegee Airmen''
* ''Mosquito Squadron''
* ''TheBigOne''
* ''Victory Through Air Power''
* ''Film/TheGerman''

Though less common, there are several movies about the Air War in the Pacific:

* ''Air Force'' - one of the earliest examples
* ''God Is My Copilot'' - about the Flying Tigers
* ''TheFlyingTigers'' -- 1942 propaganda film with John Wayne
* ''The Flying Leathernecks''
* ''Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo''
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[[folder:Submarines[=/=]The Battle of the Atlantic]]

In which the German U-boats try to starve Britain into submission and stop equipment from getting to the Allies. The subs (on both sides) are hot, cramped and nasty. In fact, calling them submarines is slightly inaccurate, considering that most of their time was spent on the surface.

This campaign started pretty much on day one of the war, making it the longest battle in human history. A German U-boat mistook a passenger liner running without lights for an armed merchant ship... [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Athenia You get the idea]].

Three-quarters of those who went out in the U-boats did not return.

* ''Film/DasBoot''-- a German movie.
* ''Film/{{U-571}}''--an American movie that caused outrage in Britain due to showing the first captured Enigma machine to be recovered by an [[HollywoodHistory American submarine crew]].
* ''Enigma''
* ''We Dive at Dawn'' -- a British movie made in 1942, set on a British submarine.
* ''Lifeboat'' -- an Creator/AlfredHitchcock movie made in 1943, involving the survivors of a sunk merchant ship.
* ''Film/TheEnemyBelow'' -- an American destroyer escort and a German U-boat duel on the high seas. Inspired the ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode "Balance of Terror."
* ''The Cruel Sea'' -- film version of the novel by Nicholas Monserrat, about the crew of a British corvette escorting convoys during the Battle of the Atlantic.
* ''Action in the North Atlantic'' -- a tribute to the Merchant Marine, the civilian crews who had to sail the ships that carried the supplies that sustained the allied effort in WWII. Starring Creator/HumphreyBogart and Raymond Massey.
* ''Film/{{Below}}'' -- A psychological horror film set aboard an American sub on patrol in the Atlantic.

The Americans carried out their own sub warfare against Japan, which succeeded in putting a large proportion of the country's people on the verge of death from starvation-related diseases.

* ''Run Silent, Run Deep''
* ''Crash Dive''
* ''Submarine Command''
* ''Film/OperationPetticoat'' -- a comedy, Very, VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory about evacuating nurses from Indonesia to Australia.
* ''Destination Tokyo''

The early years of the war in the Atlantic also saw some combat between surface ships, in particular the raids of the German battleships ''Admiral Graf Spee'' and the (in)famous ''Bismarck''.

* ''The Battle of the River Plate''
* ''Film/SinkTheBismarck!''
* ''The Sea Chase''
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[[folder:La Resistance[=/=]Special Forces]]
The most famous is arguably the French Resistance, but the other movements throughout Europe, most notably Greeks, Yugoslavs, Soviets and Poles, were very effective in their respective countries too.

* ''The Sorrow and the Pity'' is an excellent {{Documentary}} about both the French Resistance and the [[LesCollaborateurs Vichy regime]] that they opposed.
* ''The Heroes Of Telemark''
* ''Film/{{Casablanca}}''
* ''Film/TheDirtyDozen''
* ''Female Agents''
* ''Film/{{Defiance}}''
* ''Flame and Citron'', about the often-forgotten Danish Resistance.
* ''[[Film/SophieSchollTheFinalDays Sophie Scholl - Die letzten Tage]]'', about several members of the German resistance (against the Nazi regime, that is).
* ''Film/{{Valkyrie}}'', about a group of German officers trying to assassinate Hitler.
* ''Film/WhereEaglesDare''
* ''Film/TheGunsOfNavarone''
** ''ForceTenFromNavarone''
* ''Film/InglouriousBasterds''
* ''Film/PimpernelSmith''
* ''Army of Shadows''
* ''Film/{{Zwartboek}}'' (''Black Book'')
* ''Film/IsParisBurning?''
* ''Film/LaGrandeVadrouille''
* ''Film/LeVieuxFusil''
* ''Max Manus'', Norway's answer to ''Flame and Citron''
* ''Winter in Wartime'' (''Oorlogswinter'')
* Many local Yugoslav movies, some of the more famous being: ''The Battle of Sutjeska'', ''The Battle of Neretva'', ''Raid on Drvar'' and ''Walter Defends Sarajevo''. All involve the Yugoslav (communist-led resistance) fighting versus various Axis forces. Most were rather akin to Italian [[SpaghettiWestern Spaghetti Westerns]] [[RecycledInSpace recycled in the WW2-era Balkans]]. Movies made in the last 10-15 years of Yugoslavia sometimes had a much darker tone, focusing on topics like atrocities, betrayal and trying to survive what was effectively a civil war. A good example of this kind of movie is ''Occupation in 26 pictures''.
* ''Film/ComeAndSee'': Belarusian partisans fight SS Einsatzgruppen.
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[[folder:POW Movies]]
The Germans ''generally'' kept the Geneva Conventions with regards to US, UK and French prisoners, although by the end of the war, they were seriously considering throwing the Conventions out of the window, with the Allied bombing raids as the excuse. Geneva had never so much as been in the building when it came to the Slavic peoples - captured Red Army soldiers usually ended up as slaves or starved in death camps at best.

You did ''not'' want to fall into the hands of the Japanese.

* ''Film/TheGreatEscape''
* ''Film/TheBridgeOnTheRiverKwai''
* ''Film/{{Stalag 17}}''
* ''Film/VonRyansExpress''
* ''SlaughterhouseFive''
* ''[[Literature/AsianSaga King Rat]]''
* ''Literature/ATownLikeAlice''
* ''Film/ParadiseRoad''
* ''Film/MerryChristmasMrLawrence''
* ''Escape To Victory'' which crosses a POW film with a Sports Film
* ''The Cow and I''
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[[folder:The Holocaust]]
* ''Film/SchindlersList''
* ''Film/ThePianist''
* ''Film/{{Amen}}''
* ''Judgement at Nuremberg'' (not actually about the actual trial of the surviving key Nazis, it's a fictional tale based on the Judges' Trial and a real life case).
* ''Literature/TheBoyInTheStripedPajamas''
* ''Film/LifeIsBeautiful''
* ''Film/JakobTheLiar''
* ''Film/SarahsKey''
* ''Film/EscapeFromSobibor''
* ''Film/{{Bent}}''
* ''Film/AuRevoirLesEnfants''
* ''The Round Up''
* ''Film/{{Conspiracy}}'', a film based on the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wannsee_Conference Wannsee Conference]] where the FinalSolution is set in motion.
* ''Film/TheGreyZone'', about the Jewish ''sonderkommandos'' in the death camps.
* ''Film/TheCounterfeiters''
* ''Film/{{Sterne}}'' - (Translation: Stars)
* ''Film/DerLetzteZug''
* ''Film/{{Shoah}}'' - the definitive {{Documentary}} on the Holocaust
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Home Front - UK]]
* ''Film/BattleOfBritain''
* ''Hope and Glory'', a rather sunny movie set in London during TheBlitz
* ''Mrs. Henderson Presents''
* ''Film/MrsMiniver''
* ''Music/PinkFloyd Music/TheWall'' has many flashbacks of the main character waiting for his father to return.
* ''Film/TheKingsSpeech''
* ''Film/BedknobsAndBroomsticks''. While it is mostly a fantasy movie, it features the Home Guard and BlitzEvacuees.
* ''Film/TheChroniclesOfNarnia - Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe'' is initially set during TheBlitz.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Valiant}}''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Home Front - USA]]
* ''Film/SinceYouWentAway''
* ''Film/SwingShift''
* ''Film/ALeagueOfTheirOwn''
* ''TheBestYearsOfOurLives'' concerns the efforts of three ex-servicemen to readjust to life in the States immediately ''after'' the war.
* ''WeveNeverBeenLicked''
* ''Film/NineteenFortyOne'', a comedy.
* ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' - the first half of the film takes place here and details how Steve Rogers (physically) becomes Captain America.
* ''Summer of '42''
* ''The Human Comedy''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Other]]
Films that don't really fit elsewhere:

* ''Film/ItHappenedHere'', an AlternateHistory about the Nazi occupation of Britain.
* ''Saboteur'' (essentially ''The Thirty-Nine Steps'' set in America)
* ''The Brylcreem Boys'' (combatants from ''both'' sides in a POW camp in neutral Ireland)
* ''Film/TheOthers'' a ghost movie set on the Channel Island, Jersey during the German occupation.
* Film documentary ''Film/TheLifeAndTimesOfRosieTheRiveter'' on women working in factories during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.
* ''Literature/TheTinDrum'' takes place before, during, and just after the war.
* ''Film/AMatterOfLifeAndDeath'', a supernatural love story about an RAF pilot who bailed out of a plane without a parachute and lived, much to heaven's chagrin. Set mainly in a British military convalescent hospital, and in the afterlife.
* ''Series/SeventeenMomentsOfSpring'', a famous Soviet series about a spy in the Gestapo.
* ''Shield and Sword'', another series about Soviet spies.
* ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' takes place in the United States and Europe during World War II. Leading an international Allied unit, Captain America fights the forces of the RedSkull rather than the Nazis.
* ''Film/TheEagleHasLanded'' is about a German commando unit infiltrating the English countryside to assassinate WinstonChurchill.
* ''Series/WhyWeFight'' is a series of contemporary World War 2 documentaries, covering various aspects of the war in detail.
* ''Film/FiveFingers1952'', loosely based on the real exploits of Agent Cicero spying for the Germans in neutral Turkey.
* ''Film/BeforeTheFall'', about the Nazi National Political Academy.
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!Other media:

[[folder:Anime]]
* ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia,'' obviously, although it spans from the Roman Empire to the present day.
* ''Manga/BarefootGen'' - about the Hiroshima bombing
* ''Anime/GraveOfTheFireflies'' - death of a Japanese boy and his younger sister from starvation towards the end of the war. (No, that doesn't need a spoiler tag: [[ForegoneConclusion you are told at the start of the movie]].) Based on the novel of the same name authored by Akiyuki Nosaka.
* ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'': The BigBad and his {{Mooks}} are SS troops who have since been turned into vampires. A prequel manga titled ''Hellsing: The Dawn,'' covers two major characters dropping into Poland to make sure their vampires don't see the frontlines.
* ''Anime/StrikeWitches'' is an AlternateHistory version of WWII with aliens and girls who don't wear pants.
* ''Manga/{{Zipang}}''
* ''Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato'' uses a famous World War 2 battleship as the protagonist ship, while enemy small craft are torpedo and dive bombers,and the whole "Quest for Iscandar" is basically a sci-fi, cathartic fantasy of ''Yamato'''s sucidal last mission actually succeeding.
* ''Anime/FirstSquad''
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[[folder: Comic Books]]
* ComicBook/CaptainAmerica punched Hitler in his very first issue. Most [[TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] superheroes, since they were published during the war, fought Nazis at some point.
** This was [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}''. In an EasterEgg during the course of the novel we learn that The Comedian saw action in his masked identity against the Japanese in the South Pacific in 1942.
* ''TheDesertPeach'' is a well-researched comic you've probably never heard of based in Africa, about the Desert Fox's fictional gay younger brother.
* Snoopy from ''{{ComicStrip/Peanuts}}'' showed up a few times; Charles Schulz (himself having been in the military in this time) had these show up around 06 June during the later years.
* A time-travel story in ''Comicbook/CaptainCarrotAndHisAmazingZooCrew'' had the team's speedster Fastback forcibly sent back in time to Earth-C's D-Day, where he winds up briefly helping the Allies fight the [[ThoseWackyNazis Ratzis]] alongside [[TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] DC funny-animal hero, the Terrific Whatzit (who turns out to be Fastback's uncle).
* {{Biggles}} appeared in a number of comics set in [=WW2=].
* ''ComicBook/SgtRock''
* ''ComicBook/HowlingCommandos''
* ''ComicStrip/TerryAndThePirates''
* ''ComicBook/{{Block 109}}'', an AlternateHistory comic book.
* ''{{ComicBook/Maus}}'': The portions narrated by Art's father take place mostly in Poland during the Holocaust, while the framing story takes place in the modern day.
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[[folder:Fanfiction]]
* The ''Fanfic/ChildrenOfTime'' episode "The Manhattan Conspiracy" takes place in New Mexico just before and during the first testing of the atomic bomb. [[Series/DoctorWho The Cult of Skaro]] is looking to utilize the radiation of the bomb, and the Tenth Doctor & Co. arrive just in time to interfere.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* ''Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe'': TheFilmOfTheBook turns a single sentence mentioning the Pevensie kids being sent to live in the country "because of the air raids" into a dangerous scene that takes place right in the middle of the London Blitz.
** Something of a reality to that- there was a second evacuation of vulnerable Londoners during the Blitz as many had returned after the initial feared raids hadn't materialised.
* The LenDeighton novel ''City of Gold'', set in North Africa. Also ''Bomber''. Also ''SS-GB'' which is about [[AlternateHistory what it would be if England was occupied]].
* Jack Higgins has written quite a few.
* ''Literature/CatchTwentyTwo'', set in Italy.
* The Guernsey / Armishire books in the ''Literature/ChaletSchool'' series are set during the Second World War, and the effects of the war on the school are a major part of the plots of ''The Chalet School in Exile'', ''The Chalet School Goes To It'' and ''The Highland Twins at the Chalet School''.
* Creator/RobertLudlum has a few too.
* Dean Koontz' ''Lightning'' [[spoiler:at least, that's Stefan's time period of origin and where various pivotal events take place. Other events range from 1955 to 1988.]]
* Disney's ''Bedknobs and Broomsticks'', featuring an fictional invasion of England.
* Creator/PoulAnderson's alternate history ''Literature/OperationChaos''. In fact, one of the first things the narrator says is, better too much information than too little, and if you already know who won World War II, let me say it anyhow. Turns out you don't even know who ''fought'' World War II or where. (The timelines diverged early in the twentieth century.)
** His ''Literature/ThreeHeartAndThreeLions'' has the story begin and held with the hero's fighting in the Danish Resistance.
* Jane Yolen's fairytale adaption ''Briar Rose'' is one of these. Definitely falls under TrueArtIsAngsty, even if [[spoiler:it doesn't COMPLETELY manage a DownerEnding.]]
** Also by Jane Yolen, "The Devil's Arithmetic" â The Holocaust, the GrandfatherParadox, and sadly, a bucketload of teachable moments.
* Also, ''Literature/NumberTheStars'' takes place in Denmark, World War II.
* ''Snow Treasure'' by Marie Mcswigan is based on a true story about a bunch of Norwegian kids that snuck their country's gold past Nazis in the winter of 1939-1940 and adults who got it to America.
* ''Literature/TheDiaryOfAnneFrank'' is a diary written by Jewish girl who went into hiding during the war. She was eventually captured and killed, and her family had parts of her diary publish posthumously.
* ''Literature/TheEnglishPatient'', set mostly in Italy and North Africa, with a bit of Britain, India, and Canada.
* ''Literature/{{Cryptonomicon}}''.
* The Barrett Tillman novel ''Dauntless'' set during Midway. One character killed during the story is the father of Bud Callaway, President in his earlier novel ''Literature/TheSixthBattle''.
* ''Literature/{{Atonement}}'', or about two-thirds of the story - set in Dunkirk and the English homefront.
* ''Literature/TheBookThief'' is about Liesel Meminger growing up in a foster home in WWII Nazi Germany. And with a foster family that ends up [[spoiler: hiding a Jew in their basement]], too.
* ''TheCaineMutiny''. Set on the Pacific front, but hardly features any combat.
* ''LiteratureTheWindsOfWarAndWarAndRemembrance'' is practically a grand tour of World War II.
* Douglas Reeman has written at least twenty novels of the Royal Navy in WWII, including several set on the Pacific front (both ''The Pride and the Anguish'' and ''Strike from the Sea'' focus on the fall of Singapore).
* Literature/{{Night}} by Elie Wiesel, an autobiography about his time in the concentration camps and on the way there.
* Similar to the above, Primo Levi's ''Literature/IfThisIsAMan'' details the author's survival in Auschwitz.
* The novels by SvenHassel on the 27th Penal Panzer Regiment.
* ''Settling Accounts'' (Harry Turtledove AlternateHistory pitting the USA against the Confederate States of America; CSA president Jake Featherston is Hitler in all but name. What minority is he wiping out in the death camps? [[spoiler:Confederate Negroes]]).
* Also by HarryTurtledove, the Darkness series, which is WWII set in a fantasy environment, with each side replaced with a FantasyCounterpartCulture and [[{{Magitek}} magic wands and dragons instead of guns and bombers]].
* A third HarryTurtledove book set is the ''Literature/{{Worldwar}}'' series, about an alien invasion in May, 1942, following to the end of that war, plus further series looking at the 1960s and the 1990s.
* The ''Literature/WingCommander'' novelizations are explicitly intended as sci-fi remakes of certain key points in [=WW2=].
* ''MemoirsOfAGeisha'' mainly took place during the Great Depression, though it was the start of the war that changed many things for the main character Sayuri.
* ''Literature/AThreadOfGrace'' takes place in the year and a half between Italy's surrender and V-E day.
* ''Literature/SilentShipSilentSea'': A coming of age story aboard a damaged destroyer at Guadelcanal.
* ''Literature/AdolfHitlerMyPartInHisDownfall'' is Creator/SpikeMilligan's account of serving in the Royal Artillery in North Africa during the war.
* ''Literature/ShanghaiGirls'' starts out in China in 1937, around the time Japanese soldiers invade.
* ''The Blindness of the Heart (Die Mittagsfrau)'' takes place in Germany and starts out in the World War I era, and then things [[FromBadToWorse get worse]] for the characters when the war begins: [[spoiler:at least one character dies in the camps, and the main character is forced to deny her Jewish heritage and carry falsified Aryan papers.]]
* Biggles appears in a number of books set in [=WW2=].
* The ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' book "Elfangor's Secret" has the heroes chasing a time-traveling Controller. By the time they get to World War II, things have been changed enough that Hitler is now a lowly jeep driver, though the war still happens, including the D-Day invasion happening on the same day.
* Creator/RobertWestall set several of his books and short stories during World War II, most famously ''The Machine Gunners'' but also, ''Blitzcat,'' ''[[CaptainObvious The Blitz]],'' and ''Blackham's Wimpey'' from the anthology ''Literature/BreakOfDark.''
* ''Literature/TheNakedAndTheDead'', set on a fictional island at the Pacific.
* Taylor Anderson's ''Destroyermen'' series is set from early 1942 onwards, based around two Asiatic destroyers [[spoiler: and japanese Battlecruiser Amagi and ehr crew]] sent to an alternate reality.
* Jonathan Littell's ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Kindly_Ones_%28Littell_novel%29 The Kindly Ones]]''. Maximilian Aue is an SS officer of French and German ancestry. He helps carry out massacres during the Holocaust and finally flees from Germany to start a new life in northern France. Aue is present during several of the major events of the war.
* ''[[http://www.gutenberg.org/files/14907/14907-h/14907-h.htm Living Alone]]'' by Stella Benson
* ''The Snow Goose''
* ''Film/WhereEaglesDare'' by [=Alistair MacLean=]
* Vercors' ''Literature/LeSilenceDeLaMer'', which was written in 1942 and secretly published in Occupied Paris.
* Literature/CodeNameVerity: set in Occupied France, about a captured Scottish spy [[spoiler: and her downed pilot friend who ends out helping the Resistance]]
* Ken Follett's ''[[Literature/TheCenturyTrilogy Winter of the World]]'' begins in 1933 and ends in 1949, more than a half of the action describes the Second World War from the perspective of several protagonists from several origin (American, British, Russian, and German).
* In Margery Benery-Isbert's ''The Ark'', the actual events of World War II are in flashback, but only months earlier for the refugee characters; one son managed to return from the front, but the father has not.
* The war heavily figures in the [[Literature/AuntDimity ''Aunt Dimity'' series]], although the books themselves are set in the present. Dimity Westwood and Lori's mother met and became friends in wartime London; following [[DeadManWriting her mother's wishes expressed in a letter]], Lori researches people in Dimity's past in the first book. Several of the residents of Finch were child evacuees who returned to live there as adults, and one Italian POW settled in the area, later fathering several children who appear in later books. In ''Aunt Dimity and the Lost Prince'', Gracie Thames notes that she and her husband named three of their children for family members who were killed by the Nazis when Germany invaded the Soviet Union.
* Elizabeth Enright's Literature/MelendyQuartet
* Creator/CatherynneMValente's children's novel ''Literature/TheGirlWhoCircumnavigatedFairylandInAShipOfHerOwnMaking'' takes place during and is affected by the war. The protagonist September is dealing with big changes in her home life while her father is away fighting and her mother works long hours in a factory.
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[[folder: Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/AlloAllo''
* ''Series/BandOfBrothers'': Follows a paratrooper unit through France and into Germany.
** ''Series/ThePacific'': A SpiritualSuccessor following a group of US Marines through the Pacific island-hopping campaign
* ''Series/BlackSheepSquadron''
* ''Series/BombGirls''
* ''Series/{{Brass}}'': briefly, at the end of the last of the three seasons.
* ''Changi'': an Australian miniseries set in the titular Singaporean POW camp.
* ''Series/{{Colditz}}'': A British series set in the titular Nazi POW castle.
* ''Series/{{Combat}}''
* ''Series/DadsArmy''
* Four ''Series/DoctorWho'' stories - "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS26E3TheCurseOfFenric The Curse of Fenric]]", "[[Recap/DoctorWhoNSS1E9TheEmptyChild The Empty Child]]"/"[[Recap/DoctorWhoNSS1E10TheDoctorDances The Doctor Dances]]", "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E03VictoryOfTheDaleks Victory of the Daleks]]" and "[[Recap/DoctorWho2011CSTheDoctorTheWidowAndTheWardrobe The Doctor, the Widow, and the Wardrobe]]".
** On the DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse front, the novels ''Timewyrm: Exodus'', ''Just War'', ''Autumn Mist'', ''The Turing Test'', ''Illegal Alien'' and ''The Shadow in the Glass''.
* ''Enemy at the Door'' - the occupation of Guernsey
* ''Series/FoylesWar''
* ''Four tankmen and a dog''
* ''Series/GarrisonsGorillas''
* ''Series/HogansHeroes''
* ''HomeFront''
* ''Island at War'' - the occupation of a fictional Channel Island
* ''McHalesNavy''
* ''Series/{{Nuremberg}}'' is a 2000 miniseries about the Nuremberg Trials of the Nazi war criminals.
* ''PrivateSchulz''
* ''Series/TheRatPatrol''
* ''Series/SecretArmy''
* ''Series/TheSinkingOfTheLaconia''
* ''Series/{{Tenko}}''
* The first season of the ''Series/WonderWoman'' TV series.
* ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' had several episodes set in, or strongly relating to, WWII.
* The ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' episode "Captain Jack Harkness" reveals where Jack, first introduced in ''Series/DoctorWho'''s "The Empty Child", stole his identity from.
* ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures'' episode ''Lost in Time'' has Clyde on the shores of Britain in 1941, discovering a Nazi plot involving alien tech.
* ''Series/{{Danger 5}}'' is set in [[AnachronismStew WWII in the 60s with dinosaurs and Japanese robot soldiers]]. It follows the Danger 5 [[MultinationalTeam team]] trying to kill [[StupidJetpackHitler Hitler]].
* ''Series/UnsereMuetterUnsereVaeter'', a German MiniSeries set between the Eastern Front and Berlin.
* ''Series/{{JAG}}'' has the episode "Each Of Us Angels" which focuses on a group of Navy nurses before and during the Battle of Iwo Jima. Also the episode "Port Chicago" is based on a real-life accident.
* The ''Series/{{Sanctuary}}'' episode "Normandy" takes place during World War II, in which the immortal Helen Magnus fought on the side of the Allies. They're trying to stop the Nazis [[StupidJetpackHitler from using a superabnormal]] to destroy the Operation Overlord invasion fleet before it can land.
* ''Series/WishMeLuck''
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[[folder:Radio]]
* ''Radio/TheAdventuresOfSuperman'' featured many war-related storylines before and during the U.S.A.'s involvement.
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[[folder: Tabletop Games]]
* Europe Engulfed
** Pacific Engulfed
* World at War
* ''TabletopGame/AxisAndAllies''
* ''Flames of War'' - only covering the European and African parts of the war though.
* ''TabletopGame/WeirdWar'' is like TabletopGame/{{Deadlands}}, only [[RecycledINSPACE during WWII]]. [[Film/{{Grindhouse}} Werewolves of the SS included.]]
* In the 1960s through the 1980s, Avalon Hill and SPI thrived on tabletop games about WWII: ''Third Reich, Afrika Korps, Patton's War, Midway, Battle of the Bulge'', and a zillion others
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[[folder:Theater]]
* ''Imagine This''- a musical set in the Warsaw Ghetto in 1942.
* ''Mister Roberts'' takes place in the Pacific but far from combat. V-E Day happens during the course of the play's action.
* ''SouthPacific'' is likewise set far from the action in a backwater Pacific island.
* ''TheLongAndTheShortAndTheTall'' is a play about a section of Britsh infantrymen trapped behind enemy lines in Burma.
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[[folder: Video Games]]
* The ''VideoGame/{{Commandos}}'' series
* ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield}}''
** ''Battlefield 1942'' and its expansions : ''Road To Rome'' and ''[[StupidJetpackHitler Secret Weapons Of World War Two]]''
** ''Battlefield 1943''
** ''VideoGame/BattlefieldHeroes''
* ''VideoGame/BloodRayne''
* The ''Wolfenstein'' series:
** ''VideoGame/CastleWolfenstein''
** ''VideoGame/Wolfenstein3D''
** ''VideoGame/ReturnToCastleWolfenstein''
** ''VideoGame/{{Wolfenstein}}''
** ''VideoGame/WolfensteinTheNewOrder'' : AlternateHistory set in 1960, ThoseWackyNazis have won the war.
* ''Hidden & Dangerous'' and its sequel
* ''VideoGame/MedalOfHonor'' - except for the 2010 reboot.
* ''Day of Defeat''
* ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty'' - except for the ''ModernWarfare'' games, which take place TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture. ''[[VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps Black Ops]]'' mostly takes place during the UsefulNotes/ColdWar, but has a flashback to a Soviet special operation shortly after the Germans surrendered.
* ''VideoGame/WorldWarIIOnline'' - a massively multiplayer first person shooter set during the Battle of France. Notable for featuring the [[GaulsWithGrenades French Armed Forces]].
* The RealTimeStrategy game ''CompanyOfHeroes'' started off with Americans and Germans on the Western Front, later adding British forces to the ''Opposing Fronts'' stand-alone expansion. Canadians' appear in the original game's final mission as TheCavalry and serve as units for the British's Royal Canadian Artillery Support doctrine. The sequel ''CompanyOfHeroes 2'' was set on the Eastern Front and is notably DarkerAndEdgier than its preceding game - the plot is a Russian veteran recounting his experiences in the brutal conflict under interrogation. The main fare of it involves the Russian Soviet Union and Germans, though Polish irregulars appear in a campaign mission and in some commanders for Soviet players.
* ''Blitzkrieg''
* ''Afrikakorps vs Desert Rats'', ''D-Day'', ''1944 Battle of the Bulge'', and ''Moscow to Berlin'' (from the same developers)
* ''VideoGame/HeartsOfIron''
* ''VideoGame/SilentHunterSeries'' (I through IV)
* ''VideoGame/AceCombatZeroTheBelkanWar'' starts out as a metaphor for World War II, until things take a twist for the weird toward the end.
* ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaPortraitOfRuin'' is set in 1944, mentions all the loss of life from World War II as the reason the castle has reappeared, includes a grenade sub-weapon that looks like a US WWII-era grenade, and the cutscene preceeding the boss battle with Medusa shows a petrified GI ([[FridgeLogic don't ask how they got in Dracula's castle, let alone in one of Brauner's portraits]]). Other than that, however, WWII has little relevance to the plot.
* ''VideoGame/ValkyriaChronicles'' is blatantly based off of WWII, complete with the attempted genocide of an ethnic minority.
* ''VideoGame/BattlestationsMidway'' and the sequel ''Battlestations Pacific'' both cover aerial and naval warfare in the Pacific Theatre. ''Pacific'' features a new [[/index]]WhatIf[[index]] scenario for the Japanese; what if they'd won the Battle of Midway and proceeded on to attack the United States?
* ''VideoGame/OperationDarkness'' (World War II [[RecycledINSPACE WITH WEREWOLVES AND VAMPIRE NAZIS!]])
* SierraOnline's "Aces" line, consisting of ''Aces of the Pacific'' (Pacific air war), ''Aces Over Europe'' (European air war), and ''Aces of the Deep'' (Battle of the Atlantic, from a U-boat viewpoint).
* A bunch of Microprose games covered various aspects of World War II, from the submarine and air campaigns in both oceans, to the land war in Europe and northern Africa.
* ''VideoGame/IL2Sturmovik'', a series of hardcore combat flight sims set during WWII.
* ''VideoGame/WarFrontTurningPoint'' puts the whole of World War 2 into a WhatIf scenario, complete with HumongousMecha and other advanced tech.
* ''VideoGame/SecretWeaponsOfTheLuftwaffe''
* ''B-17 Flying Fortress''
* The ''VideoGame/NineteenFortyTwo'' series of ShootEmUps--at least most of the series anyway--is very loosely based on WWII.
* The last three missions of the German campaign of ''VideoGame/EmpireEarth''. Not to mention the Pacific campaign of ''Art of Conquest'', two of the missions of the American campaign, a "Turning Point" D-Day scenario in the second game, and another "Turning Point" scenario taking place at the Battle of Kursk in ''Art of Supremacy''.
** ''VideoGame/EmpiresDawnOfTheModernWorld'''s Patton campaign.
* ''[[VideoGame/ClockTower Clock Tower 3]]'' features the protagonist evading a serial killer during the London bombings.
* ''VideoGame/TheSaboteur'' - one of the few games focused on the French Resistance.
* ''VideoGame/WorldOfTanks'' -- the heart of the game is here, although available tanks stretch from 1917 to 1966.
* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarplanes''
* ''VideoGame/SilentStorm''
* ''[[TripleAAxisAndAllies TripleA]]'', based off of ''TabletopGame/AxisAndAllies''.
* ''[[VideoGame/GraviteamTactics Graviteam Tactics: Operation Star]]'' is set during the Third Battle of Kharkov; the WWII DLC campaigns cover other battles near Kharkov. ''Mius Front'' will cover battles along the Mius River in summer 1943.
* ''VideoGame/WarThunder'' is a {{Allegedly Free|Game}} multiplayer game focused on aerial combat during this war.
* ''VideoGame/PanzerFront''
* The FirstPersonShooter ''VideoGame/BrothersInArms'' has paratroopers of the U.S. 101st Airborne fighting on the Western Front in France for two games and later being deployed in Operation Market Garden in the series' third game.
* ''VideoGame/RedOrchestra'' is a FirstPersonShooter set on the Eastern Front with combat Russian and Germans. The game's sequel also had a stand-alone expansion ''Rising Storm'' set on the Pacific Front between Americans and Japanese forces.
* ''VideoGame/UnityOfCommand''
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[[folder: Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/ExoSquad'' is World War II RecycledINSPACE It's not a complete rip-off but the premise just screams [=WW2=]. According to ThatOtherWiki, the WordOfGod admits it.
* [[WartimeCartoon Many theatrical cartoons made in the early half of the 1940s]] had popular characters like DonaldDuck, [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck]], and {{Popeye}} doing their part in the war effort.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Histeria}}'' had an episode about World War II featuring UsefulNotes/FranklinDRoosevelt, Winston Churchill, and JosephStalin as a group of superheroes fighting off an evil group led by a Satanic Adolf Hitler.
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', the League has to go back in time and help out in the Normandy invasion to prevent Vandal Savage's plan of taking Hitler's place and using his knowledge of the future to win the war.
* Like ''Justice League'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' had a [=WWII=] time travel episode. Goliath fights in the Battle of Britain.
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* ''TheCobraDays'', a fan webcomic prequel to the ''Franchise/MetalGear'' series. It chronicles the adventures of a ''very'' quirky Allied Special Forces MultinationalTeam, with plenty of MagicRealism and other weirdness that didn't quite make it into the history books.
* ''TheSpecialists'' is an AlternateHistory [[http://thespecialistscomic.com webcomic]] in which the Nazis use occult artifacts and eugenics to produce super-powered ''Übermenschen'' and America responds with its own super-soldier program.
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!Films:

A number of the works below cover multiple categories and are grouped according to their main setting.

In an era where the only major forms of mass entertainment were radio, theatre and cinema (British television went off for the duration), it is not surprising that a very large number of movies were made during the war. Most of them were patriotic flag-wavers of some form or another, but some of these films (including said flag-wavers) have stood the test of time, such as ''Film/{{Casablanca}}'', ''In Which We Serve'' and ''Went the Day Well?''.

[[folder:The Pacific Front]]
Most of the works here focus on the American and Japanese part in the Far East, although Commonwealth forces also played a major role (primarily the ANZAC forces, for obvious reasons). Only recently have films dealing with the UsefulNotes/SecondSinoJapaneseWar started to appear, unsurprisingly given the delicate politics of the matter.

Think partisan warfare, big naval battles (most famously Midway), jungles, starving civilians, and the inconsistent (mis)treatment of non-combatants.

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* ''Film/ToraToraTora'' - An acclaimed joint US/Japanese production that depicts the Pearl Harbor attack from both sides
* ''Film/PearlHarbor'' - an un-acclaimed US production about the same battle that depicts the Pearl Harbor attack as envisioned by video game addicts who flunked Modern American History class in high school.
* ''Sands of Iwo Jima'' - John Wayne propaganda film
* ''Film/{{Midway}}'' - about the turning point of the Pacific war
* ''Film/TheThinRedLine'' - about a squad of Marines island-hopping, although the title is an allegorical reference to a small Scottish force in the Crimean War
* ''Film/TheBridgeOnTheRiverKwai'' - focuses on British [=POWs=] put to work on the notorious "Railroad of Death" in Burma
* ''Grave of the Fireflies'' (2008 live-action film, not to be confused with the animated film of the same name) - a slice of [[FromBadToWorse Japanese civilian life]] in 1945. Based on the same novel as the animated film.
* ''Literature/TheFivePeopleYouMeetInHeaven'' - Only partially takes place during UsefulNotes/WW2. The protagonist Eddie fights in the Philippines.
* ''Film/FlagsOfOurFathers'' - the lives of the flag-raisers in the famous photo of [[IwoJimaPose raising the flag]] upon Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima
** ''LettersFromIwoJima'' - POVSequel to ''Flags'' showing the Battle of Iwo Jima from the Japanese perspective
* ''Film/EmpireOfTheSun'' - the life of a boy living in the British concession in Shanghai, and then a POW camp
* ''Film/{{Kokoda}}'' - Australian soldiers in New Guinea
* ''Film/{{Windtalkers}}'' - focuses on a group of Amerindians trained as signalmen because their language is entirely unknown outside the U.S.
* ''SouthPacific''
* ''They Were Expendable'' - PT boat crews serving in the Philippines
* ''Objective, Burma!'' - controversial (at the time) as Australian Errol Flynn leads a group of US army soldiers on a raid in Burma, leading to some of the first British complaints about AmericaWinsTheWar!
* ''Film/LustCaution'' - focuses on the Japanese occupation of China and local Chinese resistance.
* ''MemoirsOfAGeisha'' - a stylised account of the life of a Japanese entertainer-courtesan
* ''Film/CityOfLifeAndDeath'' - aka 'Nanjing, Nanjing', focuses on the aftermath of the Battle of Shanghai and the pacification of the lower Yangtze
* ''Guadalcanal Diary'' - made during the war, based on a 1943 memoir
* ''Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo'' - the story of the Doolittle Raid
* ''Fort Graveyard'' - A rare example of a film focusing on Japan vs. Manchurian China.
* ''Crusade In The Pacific: America Goes to War'', an early (1951) 24 episode documentary serial that is surprisingly FairForItsDay with relatively little of the racism, jingoism and triumphalism that mar other works of the period and not, despite the title, focused entirely on the US war effort. Covers both the prewar era and the postwar occupation, but does not cover the fire raids or the Soviet Union's last-minute contribution, perhaps because the Korean War was going on at the time.
* ''Film/TheLastEmperor'' - not purely a World War II movie, it focuses on Puyi, the eponymous "last emperor" of China and only emperor of Manchukuo, a puppet state the Japanese established in {{UsefulNotes/Manchuria}} from 1931 to 1945.
* ''[=PT109=]'' - about the wartime exploits of future US President John F Kennedy.
* ''The Fighting Seabees'' - about some of the unsung heroes of World War II, the US Navy Construction Battalions ("CB" - get it?) who managed to build airfields, bases and port facilities across the Pacific much faster than anyone believed possible prior to the war.
* ''Film/MisterRoberts'': about one of the most essential but also most monotonous and least glamorous parts of the war, the men who served on the cargo ships far behind the fighting.
* ''Film/FlowersOfWar'' - about the Rape of Nanking, as witnessed by an American.
* ''Film/TheGreatRaid'': about the raid at the Japanese POW camp near the Philippine city of Cabanatuan.
* ''Film/InHarmsWay'': Following the exploits of a group of American naval officers in Hawaii during the early part of the war. The last Creator/JohnWayne film produced in black and white.
* ''Film/BattleOfOkinawa'': a Japanese film about the battle itself from Japanese POV.
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[[folder:The Eastern Front]]
The bloodiest theatre of the war (the number of deaths there alone- over 25 million- would make the Eastern Front the worst war in history in its own right). Has been covered in film quite a bit (the Soviet film industry apparently made scores of them), but most of the examples aren't that well known outside of Eastern Europe. In most of the former USSR focus is not one WWII in general, but on "The UsefulNotes/GreatPatrioticWar" of 1941-45 - Soviet-German war. A few US-made 1943-45 propaganda movies made about the Eastern Front glossed over many of the Soviet Union's more questionable activities, which would come back to haunt their creators and actors just a few years later during the late-40s to early-50s Red Scare.

It is common to see Germans in comedic works threatened with being sent to the Eastern Front - a posting there was nothing but trouble, and became a near-certain-death-sentence from '43 onwards. Saw the sieges of Leningrad and Stalingrad, for a start, and the fall of Berlin at the end. Also many real-life cases of the MacrossMissileMassacre, as the "Katyusha" multiple rocket launcher was designed for this purpose.

Somewhat under-represented in Western and Anglophone media, for the likely reason that the protagonists weren't British or American.

* ''The Alive and the Dead''
* ''At war like at war''
* ''Ballad of a Soldier''
* ''Film/BattleOfMoscow''
* ''Chronicles of a dive bomber''
* ''Film/ComeAndSee'': Belarusian partisans fight SS Einsatzgruppen.
* ''Film/TheCranesAreFlying''
* ''Film/CrossOfIron''
* ''Film/{{Downfall}}'': The fall of Berlin and UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler's final moments.
* ''Film/EnemyAtTheGates'': A SniperDuel during the Battle of Stalingrad.
* ''Ivan's Childhood''
* ''Liberation''
* ''Officers''
* ''Only "Old Men" are going to battle''
* ''Film/{{Stalingrad}}'' -- the 1993 German film
* ''[[Film/{{Stalingrad2013}} Stalingrad]]'' -- the 2013 Russian film
* ''They Fought For Their Country''
* ''Two Soldiers''
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[[folder:The Finnish Front]]
A special case of the above, covering the struggles of the Winter War of 1939-40 and the Continuation war of 1941-44. Has been depicted several times on film, but these films are little known outside Finland. ChristopherLee volunteered to fight here, but never actually saw any combat on it.

* ''Film/{{Kukushka}}'' (''The Cuckoo''), a Russian film.
* ''Tuntematon Sotilas'' (''The Unknown Soldier''), based on a [[Literature/TheUnknownSoldier novel of the same name]] written by war veteran Väinö Linna. Two versions exist, one from 1955 and another made 30 years later.
* ''Talvisota'', a Finnish film set in the Winter War
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[[folder:The Western Front (1939-1940)]]
The early part of the war, from the invasion of Poland in september 1939 to the fall of France in spring 1940, which ended in the victory and domination of continental Western Europe by NaziGermany. Needless to say, this part of the war is rarely depicted.

* ''Literature/{{Atonement}}'' has a considerable section covering the evacuation of Dunkirk.
* ''Now Where did the 7th Company get to?'', a French-Italian comedy about the adventures of three French soldiers lost somewhere on the front in May 1940 during the Battle of France
* ''Bon Voyage'' : the exodus of the French populations fleeing the German advance on the roads and the French government relocating itself in the city of Bordeaux
[[/folder]]

[[folder:German Occupation of Europe (1939-1945)]]
The countries of Europe which were occupied by the military forces of NaziGermany at various times between 1939 and 1945. Often involves LesCollaborateurs versus LaResistance, but not always. In many cases, it overlaps with [[FinalSolution the Holocaust]].

* ''Film/ToBeOrNotToBe'': Occupation of Poland.
* ''Hangmen Also Die!'': Loosely based on the 1942 assassination of Reinhard Heydrich in German-occupied Prague .
* ''The Trip Across Paris'': BlackMarket in Paris in 1943.
* ''Film/LaGrandeVadrouille''
* ''Film/LeVieuxFusil''
* ''Film/{{Zwartboek}}'': Occupation of Netherlands.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Western Front (1944-1945)]]
The fighting around northern and western Europe in 1944-1945, where the Americans play a large role. The British, Canadians and Free French (as well as a considerable number of other nationalities) were involved, but [[AmericaWinsTheWar they tend to be forgotten in US films]].

Expecting fighting in the woods, French villages and [[EveryoneLooksSexierIfFrench some very grateful Frenchwomen]].

* ''Film/ThirtySixHours1965'' concerns a German attempt to find out the date and place of the D-Day landings by means of an elaborate deception.
* ''Film/ABridgeTooFar'' looks at the Allied offensive in the Netherlands
* ''Film/BattleOfTheBulge'': ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin
* ''Eye Of The Needle'' where a Nazi spy discovers the Allies are pulling a [[KansasCityShuffle king sized fast one]] with Operation Fortitude on Germany to hide the true invasion destination for D-Day.
* ''KellysHeroes'' focuses on a hodgepodge unit put together by the title character, which is attempting to steal NaziGold.
* ''Indigènes[=/=]Days Of Glory'' focuses on (ethnically not French) French Colonials fighting for the Free French through North Africa and into Italy.
* ''Film/TheLongestDay'' covers both the events leading up to and on the 6th of June, 1944, the longest day for both the Allied invaders and the Axis defenders.
* ''Film/IsParisBurning?'' deals with the liberation of Paris in August 1944.
* ''Film/SavingPrivateRyan'' focuses on a squad of Rangers as they make their way through the semi-organised chaos of Operation Overlord in search of the titular Private Ryan.
* ''Film/WhenTrumpetsFade'', set in the Battle of the Hurtgen Forest.
* ''Film/{{Patton}}'' - follows [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin General Patton]]. The second half of the film takes place here.
* ''Film/TheBigRedOne'' - the second half of the film follows the US First Infantry Division during their campaign through Western Europe.
* ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' - most of the second half of the film takes place all over the Western Front.
* ''The Bunker'' (2001) - horror film about a group of retreating German soldiers taking refuge in an abandoned bunker and find themselves haunted by dark figures as they try to retain order.
* ''Film/TheMonumentsMen'' - BasedOnATrueStory film about a unit of art experts in the army tasked with protecting and rescuing plundered art from the Nazis.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:North Africa and Italy]]
Initially, just between The Commonwealth, Italy, and other independent nations. Later, the Germans (led by ErwinRommel) and the Americans also took part.

An area of desert tank warfare, it also saw the creation of the SAS and the work of the Long Range Desert Group.
Famous for the presence of ''two'' [[BunnyEarsLawyer very quirky but effective generals]], George S. Patton and Bernard "Monty" Montgomery.

* ''Film/{{Patton}}'' - the first half of the film takes place here.
* ''Film/TheDesertFox''
* ''The Rats Of Tobruk'' - focuses on [=ANZACs=] holed up in the besieged Libyan coastal town of Tobruk
* ''Film/IceColdInAlex''
* ''The Desert Rats''
* Parts of ''Music/PinkFloyd: Music/TheWall''.
* ''Sahara''
* ''Literature/TheEnglishPatient''
* ''Film/SaloOrThe120DaysOfSodom'' - torture porn at its most depraved. The setting of Fascist Italy is really just an excuse for... icky stuff.
* ''Film/TheBigRedOne'' - the first part of the film is set during the Battle of North Africa.
* ''Film/ElAlameinTheLineOfFire'' - the italian point of view of the Battle of El Alamein.
* ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' - a short segment of the film takes place here.
* ''Film/HornetsNest'' - set in and around the fictional Italian town of Reanoto.
* ''Miracle at St. Anna'', a Creator/SpikeLee joint
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Southeastern Europe]]
Greece, Yugoslavia, and the Mediterranean Theatre. The Yugoslav film industry celebrated the achievements of the Partisans, naturally. Note: there is some overlap with the LaResistance[=/=]Special Forces category (see below).

* ''Captain Corelli's Mandolin''
* ''Literature/TheGunsOfNavarone''
** ''ForceTenFromNavarone''
* ''The Battle of Sutjeska''
* ''In Which We Serve''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Air War]]
In which the two sides of the war try to bomb each other into submission. A fair chunk of these are British and a number are based on true stories.

TheBlitz, which followed the Battle of Britain, was a German attempt to bomb the UK into surrendering, which didn't really work. The Battle of Britain had been a close run thing, as the British had spent much of the 1930s not investing in their fighter force as they had believed "the bomber will always get through". It took WinstonChurchill to persuade them otherwise- the Spitfire and the Hurricane arriving just in time. The Blitz was at its peak during 1940-1941 and 1944-1945, the latter mostly using V1 and V2 missiles. There were still attacks on the United Kingdom in-between, but Germany's resources were focused on the Eastern Front at the time.

While the actions of the Allied bombing missions in Germany have been subject to quite a bit of historical debate (although there were legitimate industrial targets in German cities, the bombing of German civilians did not have the planned effect of destroying German industry or morale- it simply made them more resolved, much like what had happened during the Blitz), it should be noted that these bombing raids were very dangerous for British airmen. They flew at night, unlike the USAAF (US Army Air Force) who did the day missions. Of every 100 airmen, 55 on average would end up dead. The issue of not awarding separate medals for the British Bomber Command crews (who got the Air Crew Europe star that everyone else who flew over Europe did) is raised from time to time.

This is not to say that the USAAF had it any better. Flying by day meant they had a monstrously high casualty rate, particularly before P-51s were available for long range escort. There was a policy of "25 and out". Once an airman had done 25 missions, his war was over. The ball turret gunner, despite not having a parachute close to hand and being exposed to ground fire, wasn't actually that dangerous, relatively speaking. Just unpleasant, as they ended up doing somersaults in a tiny, cold, plexiglass and metal ball looking at a really long drop. The 25 got upped to 30 and then 35. The average crew got shot down around the [[ShootTheShaggyDog 20th mission]].

The Air War in the Pacific has received comparatively less attention, even though the scope and nature of the Pacific theater meant that air power played an even larger role there than it did in Europe. The strategic bombing campaign against Japan in particular has not received much attention, perhaps because it's difficult to portray massive fire raids against civilians in a heroic light. Even those who participated rarely considered it to be anything more than a [[NecessarilyEvil necessary evil]].

* ''Film/BattleOfBritain''
* ''Film/TheDamBusters''
* ''633 Squadron''
* ''Literature/CatchTwentyTwo''
* ''Twelve O'Clock High''
* Both versions of ''Film/MemphisBelle''
* ''Reach for the Sky''
* ''Film/RedTails''
* ''The Tuskegee Airmen''
* ''Mosquito Squadron''
* ''TheBigOne''
* ''Victory Through Air Power''
* ''Film/TheGerman''

Though less common, there are several movies about the Air War in the Pacific:

* ''Air Force'' - one of the earliest examples
* ''God Is My Copilot'' - about the Flying Tigers
* ''TheFlyingTigers'' -- 1942 propaganda film with John Wayne
* ''The Flying Leathernecks''
* ''Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Submarines[=/=]The Battle of the Atlantic]]

In which the German U-boats try to starve Britain into submission and stop equipment from getting to the Allies. The subs (on both sides) are hot, cramped and nasty. In fact, calling them submarines is slightly inaccurate, considering that most of their time was spent on the surface.

This campaign started pretty much on day one of the war, making it the longest battle in human history. A German U-boat mistook a passenger liner running without lights for an armed merchant ship... [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Athenia You get the idea]].

Three-quarters of those who went out in the U-boats did not return.

* ''Film/DasBoot''-- a German movie.
* ''Film/{{U-571}}''--an American movie that caused outrage in Britain due to showing the first captured Enigma machine to be recovered by an [[HollywoodHistory American submarine crew]].
* ''Enigma''
* ''We Dive at Dawn'' -- a British movie made in 1942, set on a British submarine.
* ''Lifeboat'' -- an Creator/AlfredHitchcock movie made in 1943, involving the survivors of a sunk merchant ship.
* ''Film/TheEnemyBelow'' -- an American destroyer escort and a German U-boat duel on the high seas. Inspired the ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode "Balance of Terror."
* ''The Cruel Sea'' -- film version of the novel by Nicholas Monserrat, about the crew of a British corvette escorting convoys during the Battle of the Atlantic.
* ''Action in the North Atlantic'' -- a tribute to the Merchant Marine, the civilian crews who had to sail the ships that carried the supplies that sustained the allied effort in WWII. Starring Creator/HumphreyBogart and Raymond Massey.
* ''Film/{{Below}}'' -- A psychological horror film set aboard an American sub on patrol in the Atlantic.

The Americans carried out their own sub warfare against Japan, which succeeded in putting a large proportion of the country's people on the verge of death from starvation-related diseases.

* ''Run Silent, Run Deep''
* ''Crash Dive''
* ''Submarine Command''
* ''Film/OperationPetticoat'' -- a comedy, Very, VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory about evacuating nurses from Indonesia to Australia.
* ''Destination Tokyo''

The early years of the war in the Atlantic also saw some combat between surface ships, in particular the raids of the German battleships ''Admiral Graf Spee'' and the (in)famous ''Bismarck''.

* ''The Battle of the River Plate''
* ''Film/SinkTheBismarck!''
* ''The Sea Chase''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:La Resistance[=/=]Special Forces]]
The most famous is arguably the French Resistance, but the other movements throughout Europe, most notably Greeks, Yugoslavs, Soviets and Poles, were very effective in their respective countries too.

* ''The Sorrow and the Pity'' is an excellent {{Documentary}} about both the French Resistance and the [[LesCollaborateurs Vichy regime]] that they opposed.
* ''The Heroes Of Telemark''
* ''Film/{{Casablanca}}''
* ''Film/TheDirtyDozen''
* ''Female Agents''
* ''Film/{{Defiance}}''
* ''Flame and Citron'', about the often-forgotten Danish Resistance.
* ''[[Film/SophieSchollTheFinalDays Sophie Scholl - Die letzten Tage]]'', about several members of the German resistance (against the Nazi regime, that is).
* ''Film/{{Valkyrie}}'', about a group of German officers trying to assassinate Hitler.
* ''Film/WhereEaglesDare''
* ''Film/TheGunsOfNavarone''
** ''ForceTenFromNavarone''
* ''Film/InglouriousBasterds''
* ''Film/PimpernelSmith''
* ''Army of Shadows''
* ''Film/{{Zwartboek}}'' (''Black Book'')
* ''Film/IsParisBurning?''
* ''Film/LaGrandeVadrouille''
* ''Film/LeVieuxFusil''
* ''Max Manus'', Norway's answer to ''Flame and Citron''
* ''Winter in Wartime'' (''Oorlogswinter'')
* Many local Yugoslav movies, some of the more famous being: ''The Battle of Sutjeska'', ''The Battle of Neretva'', ''Raid on Drvar'' and ''Walter Defends Sarajevo''. All involve the Yugoslav (communist-led resistance) fighting versus various Axis forces. Most were rather akin to Italian [[SpaghettiWestern Spaghetti Westerns]] [[RecycledInSpace recycled in the WW2-era Balkans]]. Movies made in the last 10-15 years of Yugoslavia sometimes had a much darker tone, focusing on topics like atrocities, betrayal and trying to survive what was effectively a civil war. A good example of this kind of movie is ''Occupation in 26 pictures''.
* ''Film/ComeAndSee'': Belarusian partisans fight SS Einsatzgruppen.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:POW Movies]]
The Germans ''generally'' kept the Geneva Conventions with regards to US, UK and French prisoners, although by the end of the war, they were seriously considering throwing the Conventions out of the window, with the Allied bombing raids as the excuse. Geneva had never so much as been in the building when it came to the Slavic peoples - captured Red Army soldiers usually ended up as slaves or starved in death camps at best.

You did ''not'' want to fall into the hands of the Japanese.

* ''Film/TheGreatEscape''
* ''Film/TheBridgeOnTheRiverKwai''
* ''Film/{{Stalag 17}}''
* ''Film/VonRyansExpress''
* ''SlaughterhouseFive''
* ''[[Literature/AsianSaga King Rat]]''
* ''Literature/ATownLikeAlice''
* ''Film/ParadiseRoad''
* ''Film/MerryChristmasMrLawrence''
* ''Escape To Victory'' which crosses a POW film with a Sports Film
* ''The Cow and I''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Holocaust]]
* ''Film/SchindlersList''
* ''Film/ThePianist''
* ''Film/{{Amen}}''
* ''Judgement at Nuremberg'' (not actually about the actual trial of the surviving key Nazis, it's a fictional tale based on the Judges' Trial and a real life case).
* ''Literature/TheBoyInTheStripedPajamas''
* ''Film/LifeIsBeautiful''
* ''Film/JakobTheLiar''
* ''Film/SarahsKey''
* ''Film/EscapeFromSobibor''
* ''Film/{{Bent}}''
* ''Film/AuRevoirLesEnfants''
* ''The Round Up''
* ''Film/{{Conspiracy}}'', a film based on the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wannsee_Conference Wannsee Conference]] where the FinalSolution is set in motion.
* ''Film/TheGreyZone'', about the Jewish ''sonderkommandos'' in the death camps.
* ''Film/TheCounterfeiters''
* ''Film/{{Sterne}}'' - (Translation: Stars)
* ''Film/DerLetzteZug''
* ''Film/{{Shoah}}'' - the definitive {{Documentary}} on the Holocaust
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Home Front - UK]]
* ''Film/BattleOfBritain''
* ''Hope and Glory'', a rather sunny movie set in London during TheBlitz
* ''Mrs. Henderson Presents''
* ''Film/MrsMiniver''
* ''Music/PinkFloyd Music/TheWall'' has many flashbacks of the main character waiting for his father to return.
* ''Film/TheKingsSpeech''
* ''Film/BedknobsAndBroomsticks''. While it is mostly a fantasy movie, it features the Home Guard and BlitzEvacuees.
* ''Film/TheChroniclesOfNarnia - Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe'' is initially set during TheBlitz.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Valiant}}''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Home Front - USA]]
* ''Film/SinceYouWentAway''
* ''Film/SwingShift''
* ''Film/ALeagueOfTheirOwn''
* ''TheBestYearsOfOurLives'' concerns the efforts of three ex-servicemen to readjust to life in the States immediately ''after'' the war.
* ''WeveNeverBeenLicked''
* ''Film/NineteenFortyOne'', a comedy.
* ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' - the first half of the film takes place here and details how Steve Rogers (physically) becomes Captain America.
* ''Summer of '42''
* ''The Human Comedy''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Other]]
Films that don't really fit elsewhere:

* ''Film/ItHappenedHere'', an AlternateHistory about the Nazi occupation of Britain.
* ''Saboteur'' (essentially ''The Thirty-Nine Steps'' set in America)
* ''The Brylcreem Boys'' (combatants from ''both'' sides in a POW camp in neutral Ireland)
* ''Film/TheOthers'' a ghost movie set on the Channel Island, Jersey during the German occupation.
* Film documentary ''Film/TheLifeAndTimesOfRosieTheRiveter'' on women working in factories during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.
* ''Literature/TheTinDrum'' takes place before, during, and just after the war.
* ''Film/AMatterOfLifeAndDeath'', a supernatural love story about an RAF pilot who bailed out of a plane without a parachute and lived, much to heaven's chagrin. Set mainly in a British military convalescent hospital, and in the afterlife.
* ''Series/SeventeenMomentsOfSpring'', a famous Soviet series about a spy in the Gestapo.
* ''Shield and Sword'', another series about Soviet spies.
* ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' takes place in the United States and Europe during World War II. Leading an international Allied unit, Captain America fights the forces of the RedSkull rather than the Nazis.
* ''Film/TheEagleHasLanded'' is about a German commando unit infiltrating the English countryside to assassinate WinstonChurchill.
* ''Series/WhyWeFight'' is a series of contemporary World War 2 documentaries, covering various aspects of the war in detail.
* ''Film/FiveFingers1952'', loosely based on the real exploits of Agent Cicero spying for the Germans in neutral Turkey.
* ''Film/BeforeTheFall'', about the Nazi National Political Academy.
[[/folder]]

!Other media:

[[folder:Anime]]
* ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia,'' obviously, although it spans from the Roman Empire to the present day.
* ''Manga/BarefootGen'' - about the Hiroshima bombing
* ''Anime/GraveOfTheFireflies'' - death of a Japanese boy and his younger sister from starvation towards the end of the war. (No, that doesn't need a spoiler tag: [[ForegoneConclusion you are told at the start of the movie]].) Based on the novel of the same name authored by Akiyuki Nosaka.
* ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'': The BigBad and his {{Mooks}} are SS troops who have since been turned into vampires. A prequel manga titled ''Hellsing: The Dawn,'' covers two major characters dropping into Poland to make sure their vampires don't see the frontlines.
* ''Anime/StrikeWitches'' is an AlternateHistory version of WWII with aliens and girls who don't wear pants.
* ''Manga/{{Zipang}}''
* ''Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato'' uses a famous World War 2 battleship as the protagonist ship, while enemy small craft are torpedo and dive bombers,and the whole "Quest for Iscandar" is basically a sci-fi, cathartic fantasy of ''Yamato'''s sucidal last mission actually succeeding.
* ''Anime/FirstSquad''
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Comic Books]]
* ComicBook/CaptainAmerica punched Hitler in his very first issue. Most [[TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] superheroes, since they were published during the war, fought Nazis at some point.
** This was [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}''. In an EasterEgg during the course of the novel we learn that The Comedian saw action in his masked identity against the Japanese in the South Pacific in 1942.
* ''TheDesertPeach'' is a well-researched comic you've probably never heard of based in Africa, about the Desert Fox's fictional gay younger brother.
* Snoopy from ''{{ComicStrip/Peanuts}}'' showed up a few times; Charles Schulz (himself having been in the military in this time) had these show up around 06 June during the later years.
* A time-travel story in ''Comicbook/CaptainCarrotAndHisAmazingZooCrew'' had the team's speedster Fastback forcibly sent back in time to Earth-C's D-Day, where he winds up briefly helping the Allies fight the [[ThoseWackyNazis Ratzis]] alongside [[TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] DC funny-animal hero, the Terrific Whatzit (who turns out to be Fastback's uncle).
* {{Biggles}} appeared in a number of comics set in [=WW2=].
* ''ComicBook/SgtRock''
* ''ComicBook/HowlingCommandos''
* ''ComicStrip/TerryAndThePirates''
* ''ComicBook/{{Block 109}}'', an AlternateHistory comic book.
* ''{{ComicBook/Maus}}'': The portions narrated by Art's father take place mostly in Poland during the Holocaust, while the framing story takes place in the modern day.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Fanfiction]]
* The ''Fanfic/ChildrenOfTime'' episode "The Manhattan Conspiracy" takes place in New Mexico just before and during the first testing of the atomic bomb. [[Series/DoctorWho The Cult of Skaro]] is looking to utilize the radiation of the bomb, and the Tenth Doctor & Co. arrive just in time to interfere.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Literature]]
* ''Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe'': TheFilmOfTheBook turns a single sentence mentioning the Pevensie kids being sent to live in the country "because of the air raids" into a dangerous scene that takes place right in the middle of the London Blitz.
** Something of a reality to that- there was a second evacuation of vulnerable Londoners during the Blitz as many had returned after the initial feared raids hadn't materialised.
* The LenDeighton novel ''City of Gold'', set in North Africa. Also ''Bomber''. Also ''SS-GB'' which is about [[AlternateHistory what it would be if England was occupied]].
* Jack Higgins has written quite a few.
* ''Literature/CatchTwentyTwo'', set in Italy.
* The Guernsey / Armishire books in the ''Literature/ChaletSchool'' series are set during the Second World War, and the effects of the war on the school are a major part of the plots of ''The Chalet School in Exile'', ''The Chalet School Goes To It'' and ''The Highland Twins at the Chalet School''.
* Creator/RobertLudlum has a few too.
* Dean Koontz' ''Lightning'' [[spoiler:at least, that's Stefan's time period of origin and where various pivotal events take place. Other events range from 1955 to 1988.]]
* Disney's ''Bedknobs and Broomsticks'', featuring an fictional invasion of England.
* Creator/PoulAnderson's alternate history ''Literature/OperationChaos''. In fact, one of the first things the narrator says is, better too much information than too little, and if you already know who won World War II, let me say it anyhow. Turns out you don't even know who ''fought'' World War II or where. (The timelines diverged early in the twentieth century.)
** His ''Literature/ThreeHeartAndThreeLions'' has the story begin and held with the hero's fighting in the Danish Resistance.
* Jane Yolen's fairytale adaption ''Briar Rose'' is one of these. Definitely falls under TrueArtIsAngsty, even if [[spoiler:it doesn't COMPLETELY manage a DownerEnding.]]
** Also by Jane Yolen, "The Devil's Arithmetic" â The Holocaust, the GrandfatherParadox, and sadly, a bucketload of teachable moments.
* Also, ''Literature/NumberTheStars'' takes place in Denmark, World War II.
* ''Snow Treasure'' by Marie Mcswigan is based on a true story about a bunch of Norwegian kids that snuck their country's gold past Nazis in the winter of 1939-1940 and adults who got it to America.
* ''Literature/TheDiaryOfAnneFrank'' is a diary written by Jewish girl who went into hiding during the war. She was eventually captured and killed, and her family had parts of her diary publish posthumously.
* ''Literature/TheEnglishPatient'', set mostly in Italy and North Africa, with a bit of Britain, India, and Canada.
* ''Literature/{{Cryptonomicon}}''.
* The Barrett Tillman novel ''Dauntless'' set during Midway. One character killed during the story is the father of Bud Callaway, President in his earlier novel ''Literature/TheSixthBattle''.
* ''Literature/{{Atonement}}'', or about two-thirds of the story - set in Dunkirk and the English homefront.
* ''Literature/TheBookThief'' is about Liesel Meminger growing up in a foster home in WWII Nazi Germany. And with a foster family that ends up [[spoiler: hiding a Jew in their basement]], too.
* ''TheCaineMutiny''. Set on the Pacific front, but hardly features any combat.
* ''LiteratureTheWindsOfWarAndWarAndRemembrance'' is practically a grand tour of World War II.
* Douglas Reeman has written at least twenty novels of the Royal Navy in WWII, including several set on the Pacific front (both ''The Pride and the Anguish'' and ''Strike from the Sea'' focus on the fall of Singapore).
* Literature/{{Night}} by Elie Wiesel, an autobiography about his time in the concentration camps and on the way there.
* Similar to the above, Primo Levi's ''Literature/IfThisIsAMan'' details the author's survival in Auschwitz.
* The novels by SvenHassel on the 27th Penal Panzer Regiment.
* ''Settling Accounts'' (Harry Turtledove AlternateHistory pitting the USA against the Confederate States of America; CSA president Jake Featherston is Hitler in all but name. What minority is he wiping out in the death camps? [[spoiler:Confederate Negroes]]).
* Also by HarryTurtledove, the Darkness series, which is WWII set in a fantasy environment, with each side replaced with a FantasyCounterpartCulture and [[{{Magitek}} magic wands and dragons instead of guns and bombers]].
* A third HarryTurtledove book set is the ''Literature/{{Worldwar}}'' series, about an alien invasion in May, 1942, following to the end of that war, plus further series looking at the 1960s and the 1990s.
* The ''Literature/WingCommander'' novelizations are explicitly intended as sci-fi remakes of certain key points in [=WW2=].
* ''MemoirsOfAGeisha'' mainly took place during the Great Depression, though it was the start of the war that changed many things for the main character Sayuri.
* ''Literature/AThreadOfGrace'' takes place in the year and a half between Italy's surrender and V-E day.
* ''Literature/SilentShipSilentSea'': A coming of age story aboard a damaged destroyer at Guadelcanal.
* ''Literature/AdolfHitlerMyPartInHisDownfall'' is Creator/SpikeMilligan's account of serving in the Royal Artillery in North Africa during the war.
* ''Literature/ShanghaiGirls'' starts out in China in 1937, around the time Japanese soldiers invade.
* ''The Blindness of the Heart (Die Mittagsfrau)'' takes place in Germany and starts out in the World War I era, and then things [[FromBadToWorse get worse]] for the characters when the war begins: [[spoiler:at least one character dies in the camps, and the main character is forced to deny her Jewish heritage and carry falsified Aryan papers.]]
* Biggles appears in a number of books set in [=WW2=].
* The ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' book "Elfangor's Secret" has the heroes chasing a time-traveling Controller. By the time they get to World War II, things have been changed enough that Hitler is now a lowly jeep driver, though the war still happens, including the D-Day invasion happening on the same day.
* Creator/RobertWestall set several of his books and short stories during World War II, most famously ''The Machine Gunners'' but also, ''Blitzcat,'' ''[[CaptainObvious The Blitz]],'' and ''Blackham's Wimpey'' from the anthology ''Literature/BreakOfDark.''
* ''Literature/TheNakedAndTheDead'', set on a fictional island at the Pacific.
* Taylor Anderson's ''Destroyermen'' series is set from early 1942 onwards, based around two Asiatic destroyers [[spoiler: and japanese Battlecruiser Amagi and ehr crew]] sent to an alternate reality.
* Jonathan Littell's ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Kindly_Ones_%28Littell_novel%29 The Kindly Ones]]''. Maximilian Aue is an SS officer of French and German ancestry. He helps carry out massacres during the Holocaust and finally flees from Germany to start a new life in northern France. Aue is present during several of the major events of the war.
* ''[[http://www.gutenberg.org/files/14907/14907-h/14907-h.htm Living Alone]]'' by Stella Benson
* ''The Snow Goose''
* ''Film/WhereEaglesDare'' by [=Alistair MacLean=]
* Vercors' ''Literature/LeSilenceDeLaMer'', which was written in 1942 and secretly published in Occupied Paris.
* Literature/CodeNameVerity: set in Occupied France, about a captured Scottish spy [[spoiler: and her downed pilot friend who ends out helping the Resistance]]
* Ken Follett's ''[[Literature/TheCenturyTrilogy Winter of the World]]'' begins in 1933 and ends in 1949, more than a half of the action describes the Second World War from the perspective of several protagonists from several origin (American, British, Russian, and German).
* In Margery Benery-Isbert's ''The Ark'', the actual events of World War II are in flashback, but only months earlier for the refugee characters; one son managed to return from the front, but the father has not.
* The war heavily figures in the [[Literature/AuntDimity ''Aunt Dimity'' series]], although the books themselves are set in the present. Dimity Westwood and Lori's mother met and became friends in wartime London; following [[DeadManWriting her mother's wishes expressed in a letter]], Lori researches people in Dimity's past in the first book. Several of the residents of Finch were child evacuees who returned to live there as adults, and one Italian POW settled in the area, later fathering several children who appear in later books. In ''Aunt Dimity and the Lost Prince'', Gracie Thames notes that she and her husband named three of their children for family members who were killed by the Nazis when Germany invaded the Soviet Union.
* Elizabeth Enright's Literature/MelendyQuartet
* Creator/CatherynneMValente's children's novel ''Literature/TheGirlWhoCircumnavigatedFairylandInAShipOfHerOwnMaking'' takes place during and is affected by the war. The protagonist September is dealing with big changes in her home life while her father is away fighting and her mother works long hours in a factory.
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[[folder: Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/AlloAllo''
* ''Series/BandOfBrothers'': Follows a paratrooper unit through France and into Germany.
** ''Series/ThePacific'': A SpiritualSuccessor following a group of US Marines through the Pacific island-hopping campaign
* ''Series/BlackSheepSquadron''
* ''Series/BombGirls''
* ''Series/{{Brass}}'': briefly, at the end of the last of the three seasons.
* ''Changi'': an Australian miniseries set in the titular Singaporean POW camp.
* ''Series/{{Colditz}}'': A British series set in the titular Nazi POW castle.
* ''Series/{{Combat}}''
* ''Series/DadsArmy''
* Four ''Series/DoctorWho'' stories - "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS26E3TheCurseOfFenric The Curse of Fenric]]", "[[Recap/DoctorWhoNSS1E9TheEmptyChild The Empty Child]]"/"[[Recap/DoctorWhoNSS1E10TheDoctorDances The Doctor Dances]]", "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E03VictoryOfTheDaleks Victory of the Daleks]]" and "[[Recap/DoctorWho2011CSTheDoctorTheWidowAndTheWardrobe The Doctor, the Widow, and the Wardrobe]]".
** On the DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse front, the novels ''Timewyrm: Exodus'', ''Just War'', ''Autumn Mist'', ''The Turing Test'', ''Illegal Alien'' and ''The Shadow in the Glass''.
* ''Enemy at the Door'' - the occupation of Guernsey
* ''Series/FoylesWar''
* ''Four tankmen and a dog''
* ''Series/GarrisonsGorillas''
* ''Series/HogansHeroes''
* ''HomeFront''
* ''Island at War'' - the occupation of a fictional Channel Island
* ''McHalesNavy''
* ''Series/{{Nuremberg}}'' is a 2000 miniseries about the Nuremberg Trials of the Nazi war criminals.
* ''PrivateSchulz''
* ''Series/TheRatPatrol''
* ''Series/SecretArmy''
* ''Series/TheSinkingOfTheLaconia''
* ''Series/{{Tenko}}''
* The first season of the ''Series/WonderWoman'' TV series.
* ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' had several episodes set in, or strongly relating to, WWII.
* The ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' episode "Captain Jack Harkness" reveals where Jack, first introduced in ''Series/DoctorWho'''s "The Empty Child", stole his identity from.
* ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures'' episode ''Lost in Time'' has Clyde on the shores of Britain in 1941, discovering a Nazi plot involving alien tech.
* ''Series/{{Danger 5}}'' is set in [[AnachronismStew WWII in the 60s with dinosaurs and Japanese robot soldiers]]. It follows the Danger 5 [[MultinationalTeam team]] trying to kill [[StupidJetpackHitler Hitler]].
* ''Series/UnsereMuetterUnsereVaeter'', a German MiniSeries set between the Eastern Front and Berlin.
* ''Series/{{JAG}}'' has the episode "Each Of Us Angels" which focuses on a group of Navy nurses before and during the Battle of Iwo Jima. Also the episode "Port Chicago" is based on a real-life accident.
* The ''Series/{{Sanctuary}}'' episode "Normandy" takes place during World War II, in which the immortal Helen Magnus fought on the side of the Allies. They're trying to stop the Nazis [[StupidJetpackHitler from using a superabnormal]] to destroy the Operation Overlord invasion fleet before it can land.
* ''Series/WishMeLuck''
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[[folder:Radio]]
* ''Radio/TheAdventuresOfSuperman'' featured many war-related storylines before and during the U.S.A.'s involvement.
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[[folder: Tabletop Games]]
* Europe Engulfed
** Pacific Engulfed
* World at War
* ''TabletopGame/AxisAndAllies''
* ''Flames of War'' - only covering the European and African parts of the war though.
* ''TabletopGame/WeirdWar'' is like TabletopGame/{{Deadlands}}, only [[RecycledINSPACE during WWII]]. [[Film/{{Grindhouse}} Werewolves of the SS included.]]
* In the 1960s through the 1980s, Avalon Hill and SPI thrived on tabletop games about WWII: ''Third Reich, Afrika Korps, Patton's War, Midway, Battle of the Bulge'', and a zillion others
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[[folder:Theater]]
* ''Imagine This''- a musical set in the Warsaw Ghetto in 1942.
* ''Mister Roberts'' takes place in the Pacific but far from combat. V-E Day happens during the course of the play's action.
* ''SouthPacific'' is likewise set far from the action in a backwater Pacific island.
* ''TheLongAndTheShortAndTheTall'' is a play about a section of Britsh infantrymen trapped behind enemy lines in Burma.
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[[folder: Video Games]]
* The ''VideoGame/{{Commandos}}'' series
* ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield}}''
** ''Battlefield 1942'' and its expansions : ''Road To Rome'' and ''[[StupidJetpackHitler Secret Weapons Of World War Two]]''
** ''Battlefield 1943''
** ''VideoGame/BattlefieldHeroes''
* ''VideoGame/BloodRayne''
* The ''Wolfenstein'' series:
** ''VideoGame/CastleWolfenstein''
** ''VideoGame/Wolfenstein3D''
** ''VideoGame/ReturnToCastleWolfenstein''
** ''VideoGame/{{Wolfenstein}}''
** ''VideoGame/WolfensteinTheNewOrder'' : AlternateHistory set in 1960, ThoseWackyNazis have won the war.
* ''Hidden & Dangerous'' and its sequel
* ''VideoGame/MedalOfHonor'' - except for the 2010 reboot.
* ''Day of Defeat''
* ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty'' - except for the ''ModernWarfare'' games, which take place TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture. ''[[VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps Black Ops]]'' mostly takes place during the UsefulNotes/ColdWar, but has a flashback to a Soviet special operation shortly after the Germans surrendered.
* ''VideoGame/WorldWarIIOnline'' - a massively multiplayer first person shooter set during the Battle of France. Notable for featuring the [[GaulsWithGrenades French Armed Forces]].
* The RealTimeStrategy game ''CompanyOfHeroes'' started off with Americans and Germans on the Western Front, later adding British forces to the ''Opposing Fronts'' stand-alone expansion. Canadians' appear in the original game's final mission as TheCavalry and serve as units for the British's Royal Canadian Artillery Support doctrine. The sequel ''CompanyOfHeroes 2'' was set on the Eastern Front and is notably DarkerAndEdgier than its preceding game - the plot is a Russian veteran recounting his experiences in the brutal conflict under interrogation. The main fare of it involves the Russian Soviet Union and Germans, though Polish irregulars appear in a campaign mission and in some commanders for Soviet players.
* ''Blitzkrieg''
* ''Afrikakorps vs Desert Rats'', ''D-Day'', ''1944 Battle of the Bulge'', and ''Moscow to Berlin'' (from the same developers)
* ''VideoGame/HeartsOfIron''
* ''VideoGame/SilentHunterSeries'' (I through IV)
* ''VideoGame/AceCombatZeroTheBelkanWar'' starts out as a metaphor for World War II, until things take a twist for the weird toward the end.
* ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaPortraitOfRuin'' is set in 1944, mentions all the loss of life from World War II as the reason the castle has reappeared, includes a grenade sub-weapon that looks like a US WWII-era grenade, and the cutscene preceeding the boss battle with Medusa shows a petrified GI ([[FridgeLogic don't ask how they got in Dracula's castle, let alone in one of Brauner's portraits]]). Other than that, however, WWII has little relevance to the plot.
* ''VideoGame/ValkyriaChronicles'' is blatantly based off of WWII, complete with the attempted genocide of an ethnic minority.
* ''VideoGame/BattlestationsMidway'' and the sequel ''Battlestations Pacific'' both cover aerial and naval warfare in the Pacific Theatre. ''Pacific'' features a new [[/index]]WhatIf[[index]] scenario for the Japanese; what if they'd won the Battle of Midway and proceeded on to attack the United States?
* ''VideoGame/OperationDarkness'' (World War II [[RecycledINSPACE WITH WEREWOLVES AND VAMPIRE NAZIS!]])
* SierraOnline's "Aces" line, consisting of ''Aces of the Pacific'' (Pacific air war), ''Aces Over Europe'' (European air war), and ''Aces of the Deep'' (Battle of the Atlantic, from a U-boat viewpoint).
* A bunch of Microprose games covered various aspects of World War II, from the submarine and air campaigns in both oceans, to the land war in Europe and northern Africa.
* ''VideoGame/IL2Sturmovik'', a series of hardcore combat flight sims set during WWII.
* ''VideoGame/WarFrontTurningPoint'' puts the whole of World War 2 into a WhatIf scenario, complete with HumongousMecha and other advanced tech.
* ''VideoGame/SecretWeaponsOfTheLuftwaffe''
* ''B-17 Flying Fortress''
* The ''VideoGame/NineteenFortyTwo'' series of ShootEmUps--at least most of the series anyway--is very loosely based on WWII.
* The last three missions of the German campaign of ''VideoGame/EmpireEarth''. Not to mention the Pacific campaign of ''Art of Conquest'', two of the missions of the American campaign, a "Turning Point" D-Day scenario in the second game, and another "Turning Point" scenario taking place at the Battle of Kursk in ''Art of Supremacy''.
** ''VideoGame/EmpiresDawnOfTheModernWorld'''s Patton campaign.
* ''[[VideoGame/ClockTower Clock Tower 3]]'' features the protagonist evading a serial killer during the London bombings.
* ''VideoGame/TheSaboteur'' - one of the few games focused on the French Resistance.
* ''VideoGame/WorldOfTanks'' -- the heart of the game is here, although available tanks stretch from 1917 to 1966.
* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarplanes''
* ''VideoGame/SilentStorm''
* ''[[TripleAAxisAndAllies TripleA]]'', based off of ''TabletopGame/AxisAndAllies''.
* ''[[VideoGame/GraviteamTactics Graviteam Tactics: Operation Star]]'' is set during the Third Battle of Kharkov; the WWII DLC campaigns cover other battles near Kharkov. ''Mius Front'' will cover battles along the Mius River in summer 1943.
* ''VideoGame/WarThunder'' is a {{Allegedly Free|Game}} multiplayer game focused on aerial combat during this war.
* ''VideoGame/PanzerFront''
* The FirstPersonShooter ''VideoGame/BrothersInArms'' has paratroopers of the U.S. 101st Airborne fighting on the Western Front in France for two games and later being deployed in Operation Market Garden in the series' third game.
* ''VideoGame/RedOrchestra'' is a FirstPersonShooter set on the Eastern Front with combat Russian and Germans. The game's sequel also had a stand-alone expansion ''Rising Storm'' set on the Pacific Front between Americans and Japanese forces.
* ''VideoGame/UnityOfCommand''
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[[folder: Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/ExoSquad'' is World War II RecycledINSPACE It's not a complete rip-off but the premise just screams [=WW2=]. According to ThatOtherWiki, the WordOfGod admits it.
* [[WartimeCartoon Many theatrical cartoons made in the early half of the 1940s]] had popular characters like DonaldDuck, [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck]], and {{Popeye}} doing their part in the war effort.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Histeria}}'' had an episode about World War II featuring UsefulNotes/FranklinDRoosevelt, Winston Churchill, and JosephStalin as a group of superheroes fighting off an evil group led by a Satanic Adolf Hitler.
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', the League has to go back in time and help out in the Normandy invasion to prevent Vandal Savage's plan of taking Hitler's place and using his knowledge of the future to win the war.
* Like ''Justice League'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' had a [=WWII=] time travel episode. Goliath fights in the Battle of Britain.
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* ''TheCobraDays'', a fan webcomic prequel to the ''Franchise/MetalGear'' series. It chronicles the adventures of a ''very'' quirky Allied Special Forces MultinationalTeam, with plenty of MagicRealism and other weirdness that didn't quite make it into the history books.
* ''TheSpecialists'' is an AlternateHistory [[http://thespecialistscomic.com webcomic]] in which the Nazis use occult artifacts and eugenics to produce super-powered ''Übermenschen'' and America responds with its own super-soldier program.
[[/index]]
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* ''JakobTheLiar''

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* ''JakobTheLiar''''Film/JakobTheLiar''
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Somewhat under-represented in Western and Anglophone media, for the likely reason that the protagonists weren't British or American.

* ''The Alive and the Dead''
* ''At war like at war''
* ''Ballad of a Soldier''



* ''Film/EnemyAtTheGates'': A SniperDuel during the Battle of Stalingrad.

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* ''Film/EnemyAtTheGates'': A SniperDuel during the Battle ''Chronicles of Stalingrad.a dive bomber''
* ''Film/ComeAndSee'': Belarusian partisans fight SS Einsatzgruppen.
* ''Film/TheCranesAreFlying''



* ''Film/{{Downfall}}'': The fall of Berlin and UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler's final moments.
* ''Film/EnemyAtTheGates'': A SniperDuel during the Battle of Stalingrad.
* ''Ivan's Childhood''



* ''Film/{{Stalingrad}}''
* ''Film/{{Downfall}}'': The fall of Berlin and AdolfHitler's final moments.
* ''Film/ComeAndSee'': Belarusian partisans fight SS Einsatzgruppen.
* ''They Fought For Their Country''
* ''Cranes Are Flying''
* ''Ivan's Childhood''

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* ''Film/{{Stalingrad}}''
* ''Film/{{Downfall}}'': The fall of Berlin and AdolfHitler's final moments.
* ''Film/ComeAndSee'': Belarusian partisans fight SS Einsatzgruppen.
* ''They Fought For Their Country''
* ''Cranes Are Flying''
* ''Ivan's Childhood''
''Officers''



* ''Ballad of a Soldier''
* ''Chronicles of a dive bomber''
* ''Officers''

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* ''Ballad of a Soldier''
''Film/{{Stalingrad}}'' -- the 1993 German film
* ''Chronicles of a dive bomber''
''[[Film/{{Stalingrad2013}} Stalingrad]]'' -- the 2013 Russian film
* ''Officers''''They Fought For Their Country''



* ''The Alive and the Dead''
* ''At war like at war''
* ''The Bunker'' (1981), another dramatization about Hitler's final days, with Anthony Hopkins in the lead role.
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* ''ShanghaiGirls'' starts out in China in 1937, around the time Japanese soldiers invade.

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* ''ShanghaiGirls'' ''Literature/ShanghaiGirls'' starts out in China in 1937, around the time Japanese soldiers invade.
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* ''[Literature/AsianSaga King Rat]]''

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* ''[Literature/AsianSaga ''[[Literature/AsianSaga King Rat]]''
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* ''Film/{{Shoah}}'' - the definitive {{Documentary}} on the Holocaust
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* ''The Human Comedy''
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