The Best World War II TV Shows on AcornTV
Finding a good World War II TV show to watch can be hard, so we've ranked the best ones and included where to watch them. Check out our list of the best World War II TV shows of all time streaming on AcornTV.
1. Foyle's War
What it's about: As WW2 rages around the world, DCS Foyle fights his own war on the home-front as he investigates crimes on the south coast of England. Foyle's War opens in southern England in the year 1940. Later series sees the retired detective working as an MI5 agent operating in the aftermath of the war.
Where to Watch: 35 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (AcornTV). 28 episodes (80%) are available to rent or buy from $4.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).
2. The Diary of Anne Frank
What it's about: The Diary of Anne Frank is a BBC adaptation, in association with France 2, of The Diary of a Young Girl, written by Deborah Moggach.It was shown from 5–9 January 2009 in five half-hour episodes. Representatives of the BBC have said that they "hope [that] this drama will bring Anne [Frank] alive to viewers of all generations." A DVD of the series was released on 12 January 2009. It also aired on the Public Broadcasting Service Public television in the United States on 11 April 2010, as part of its Masterpiece series. The American broadcast was cut from 150 minutes to 100 and broadcast in one evening instead of over 5 evenings.
Where to Watch: 5 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (AcornTV).
3. Goodnight Sweetheart
What it's about: Gary Sparrow is an ordinary bloke in 1990s Britain, married to the ambitious Yvonne and working as a TV repairman. Then his whole world changes when he stumbles upon a portal to WWII-era London and begins a dual life as an accidental time traveler.
Where to Watch: 57 episodes (98%) are available to stream on a subscription service (AcornTV).
4. Island at War
What it's about: Island at War is a British television series that tells the story of the German Occupation of the Channel Islands. It primarily focuses on three local families: the upper class Dorrs, the middle class Mahys and the working class Jonases, and four German officers. The fictional island of St. Gregory serves as a stand-in for the real-life islands Jersey and Guernsey, and the story is compiled from the events on both islands.Produced by Granada Television in Manchester, Island at War had an estimated budget of £9,000,000 and was filmed on location in the Isle of Man from August 2003 to October 2003. When the series was shown in the UK, it appeared in six 70-minute episodes.
Where to Watch: 6 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & AcornTV).
5. ANZAC Girls
What it's about: The unique, and rarely told true stories of Australian and New Zealand nurses serving at Gallipoli and the Western Front during the First World War.
Where to Watch: 6 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (AcornTV). 6 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (Google Play, Prime Video & YouTube).