Visual Depictions of World War II is intended to give viewers an abundant collection of visual media that spans the entirety of the war and covers the majority of vital events. To that end, we've scoured several lists of WW2 adaptations and used them to compile a collection that is comprehensive enough to include not only timeless classics, but also foreign and lesser known productions. While this list is by no means complete (hundreds of productions are still absent), we hope this can, at the very least, give you a great starting off point for enjoying productions of and learning more about the single most deadly war in the history of humankind.
We used several resources in the creation of this timeline, including the following:
Timeline World War 2, a definitive history of the Second World War.
Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia.
Metacritic, a review aggregate site with reviews from the leading critics for games, tv, and movies.
Can I Stream It?, a free service that allows you to search across the most popular streaming, rental, and purchase services to find where a movie is available.
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Lo-Dash, a utility library delivering consistency, customization, performance, & extras.
Handlebars.js, providing the power necessary to build semantic templates effectively with no frustration.
broccoli, a build tool for applications that run in the browser.
Bootstrap, an HTML, CSS, and JS framework for developing responsive, mobile first projects on the web.
Less, a CSS pre-processor, meaning that it extends the CSS language, adding features that allow variables, mixins, functions and many other techniques.
Entypo, a set of 250+ carefully crafted pictograms.
Source Sans Pro, Adobe's first open source typeface family, designed by Paul D. Hunt. It is a sans serif typeface intended to work well in user interfaces.
PT Sans, a typeface based on Russian sans serif types of the second part of the 20th century, but at the same time containing distinctive features of contemporary humanistic designs.
PT Serif, a transitional serif typeface with humanistic terminals. It is designed for use together with PT Sans, and is harmonized across metrics, proportions, weights and design.
If you see any errors or would like to make requests for missing entries, please do so using our web form. All responses will be reviewed and hopefully we can get the entry on the timeline with little turnaround.