This is the epic story of World War II, as war raged across the globe. This six-part series also gives insight into the moving story of millions of civilians, whose homes were destroyed and lives disrupted, as they were caught up in the cataclysm of war. To tell this story, the best footage of World War II has been painstakingly transformed, using digital techniques, into colour. Along with original colour home movies, it gives a completely new perspective on one of the great events of the last century. This is the powerful story of the Apocalypse and of the people who fought the Second World War. This first episode covers Hitler's invasion of Poland, with the world on the brink of war, and features stunning colourised footage of the catastrophe faced by the Polish army as it was crushed by the Nazi war machine. For more epic viewing, stay with Channel 4 for the latest instalment of The Pillars of the Earth.