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The Best World War II TV Shows on Free Services

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 Free Services.

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1. Airwolf

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69/100
Year: 1984-2020Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 4
Action & Adventure, Science-Fiction

What it's about: Airwolf is an American television series that ran from 1984 until 1987. The program centers on a high-tech military helicopter, code named Airwolf, and its crew as they undertake various missions, many involving espionage, with a Cold War theme. The show was created by Donald P. Bellisario. The first three seasons star Jan-Michael Vincent, Ernest Borgnine, Alex Cord, and Jean Bruce Scott. After the original series was cancelled, a fourth season, with an entirely new cast and on a much smaller budget, was filmed in Canada for the USA Network.

Where to Watch: 74 episodes (91%) are available to watch free online (Peacock).

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2. Brideshead Revisited

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65/100
Year: 1981-2020Seasons: 1
Drama, Romance

What it's about: In this acclaimed eleven-hours British television miniseries, Charles Ryder, an agnostic man, becomes involved with members of the Flytes, a Catholic family of aristocrats, over the course of several years between the two world wars.

Where to Watch: 10 episodes (91%) are available to watch free online (Tubi). 11 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (BritBox). 10 episodes (91%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (Google Play & YouTube).

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3. Danger 5

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Year: 2012-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 2
Comedy, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Set in a bizarre, 1960's inspired version of World War II, the action comedy series follows the finest group of spies the Allies have to offer on a mission to kill Adolf Hitler.

Where to Watch: 13 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Tubi). 13 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $0.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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4. Bomb Girls

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Year: 2012-2020Seasons: 3
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What it's about: Focusing on a group of women working in a munitions plant during World War II, this ensemble drama depicts the dangers and new experiences they face.

Where to Watch: 18 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV & 2 others).

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5. The First World War

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Year: 2003-2020Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 1
Documentary, History

What it's about: This ten-part docuseries tells the comprehensive story of the First World War, featuring excerpts written by Winston Churchill, Karen Blixen, Georges Clémenceau, David Lloyd George, Siegfried Sassoon and Rudolf Hess.

Where to Watch: 10 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Tubi & PlutoTV). 10 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Xive TV). 10 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (Google Play, Prime Video & 3 others).

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6. The World Wars

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Year: 2014-2020Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 2
Documentary, Drama

What it's about: The story of three decades of war told through the eyes of various men who were its key players: Roosevelt, Hitler, Patton, Mussolini, Churchill, Tojo, DeGaulle and MacArthur. The series examines the two wars as one contiguous timeline starting in 1914 and concluding in 1945 with these unique individuals coming of age in World War I before ultimately calling the shots in World War II.

Where to Watch: 3 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Tubi). 3 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Hoopla). 3 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $8.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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7. ANZAC Girls

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Year: 2014-2020Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 1
Drama, Action & Adventure

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 watch free online (Tubi). 6 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (AcornTV). 6 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $4.99 on 2 services (Google Play & YouTube).

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8. The Camomile Lawn

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Year: 1992-2020Seasons: 1
Drama, Romance

What it's about: The Camomile Lawn is British adaptation of the Mary Wesley's classic novel that aired on Channel 4. As storm clouds gather over Europe in 1939, five cousins meet to pay tribute to a world that will never be the same again.

Where to Watch: 5 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Tubi). 5 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (AcornTV).

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9. The Occult History of the Third Reich

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Year: 1990-2020Seasons: 1
Documentary, History

What it's about: Documents both the influences of alternative belief systems on the Nazi ideology and Hitler's personal philosophy, and the history and development of the ideas and symbols that would be used along with eugenicist racial politics to perpetrate the murder and oppression of millions during World War II.

Where to Watch: 4 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Tubi & PlutoTV).

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10. Soviet Storm: WWII in the East

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Year: 2011-2020Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 2
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What it's about: Soviet Storm is the epic television history of the Second World War’s Eastern Front. Giving an unprecedented Russian perspective on the war’s most decisive and bloody theater.

Where to Watch: 23 episodes (82%) are available to watch free online (Tubi). 11 episodes (39%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video). 11 episodes (39%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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11. Long Shadow

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Year: 2014-2020Seasons: 1
Documentary, History

What it's about: David Reynolds traces the legacy of the Great War across 100 years and 10 different countries, examining how the war haunted a generation and shaped the peace that followed.

Where to Watch: 3 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (IMDb TV). 3 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video). 3 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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12. 1941 and the man of steel

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Year: 2011-2020Seasons: 1
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What it's about: This is an interesting documentary about Stalin, his rise to power, and the invasion of the USSR by Germany in WWII. It's split into two parts, the first a general overview of the early ...

Where to Watch: 2 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Tubi).

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13. Sword of Honour

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Year: 2001-2020Seasons: 1
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Sword of Honour is a two-part adaptation of Evelyn Waugh’s semi-autobiographical World War II trilogy that aired Channel 4 in 2001. It centers on Guy Crouchback's, played by Daniel Craig, heroic quest to fight for a deep moral cause and to reclaim his manhood after a shattering divorce from the society beauty Virginia Troy.

Where to Watch: 2 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Tubi). 2 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (AcornTV). 2 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (Google Play & YouTube).

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14. World War Two: 1942 and Hitler's Soft Underbelly

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Year: 2012-2020Seasons: 1
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What it's about: Why did the Allies chose to fight the Axis in North Africa and Italy, when France presented the most direct gateway to Germany?

Where to Watch: 2 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Tubi & PlutoTV).

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15. History Specials

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Year: 2010-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 5
Documentary, History

What it's about: From the 4.5 billion-year epic of planet Earth, to the centuries-old prophecies of Nostradamus, to the hunt for the man who killed Abraham Lincoln, History Specials brings together the channel's most watched and acclaimed historical programs. History captures the grand sweep of our past with wit, intelligence, and enthusiasm, in programs covering critical turning points and fascinating cultural phenomena from the Dark Ages to Sherman's March, the comets to Columbus. Cutting-edge CGI recreates ancient battle scenes, and expert interviews shed light on some of history's greatest mysteries. See the past and present wonders of the world come together in this captivating collection — the source for all the fascinating history you want to know.

Where to Watch: 1 episodes (1%) are available to watch free online (History). 1 episodes (1%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (History). 176 episodes (98%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

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16. The Aces' War

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Year: 2018-2020Seasons: 1
History, Documentary

What it's about: One month after the outbreak of World War I, Paris is bombarded by German airplanes. Parisians witness a whole new type of warfare. Five pilots from France, Germany, and Britain take us into the world of the greatest "flying aces" of the First World War.

Where to Watch: 2 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Tubi). 2 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video). 2 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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17. The Great War

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Year: 2007-2020Seasons: 1
Biography, History

What it's about: The Great War is a CBC television film documenting Canadian participation in the First World War. The film stars Justin Trudeau and was shown on Canadian television during the 90th Anniversary of the Vimy Ridge battle, airing in two parts on April 8 and April 9, 2007. The Fox website included the following notice seeking people to participate in the making of the film:Did your great-grandfather take Vimy Ridge? Did he play a part in the three-month battle at Passchendaele? Did he break through the German line at Amiens? For a landmark film to mark the 90th anniversary of the First World War, the CBC is recruiting 300 descendants of those who went to war between 1914 and 1918. The descendants will walk in the footsteps of their ancestors and take part in massive battle recreations.

Where to Watch: 2 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Plex).

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18. WWII: Secrets From Space

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Year: 2019-2020Seasons: 1
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What it's about: Remote sensing techniques tell the stories of WWII battles and campaigns, the details of which have been lost in the fog of war, misinterpreted or overtaken by the landscape.

Where to Watch: 3 episodes (38%) are available to watch free online (NatGeo). 6 episodes (75%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu & fuboTV). 3 episodes (38%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (NatGeo). 6 episodes (75%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Vudu).

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