Both the glories and tragedies of war are captured in the ten-part History Channel series "WWII in HD" (2009), which fuses color footage with voice performances from a star-studded cast. LL Cool J, Steve Zahn, Ron Livingston, and Rob Lowe relay the personal stories of 12 American soldiers whose diary entries provide vivid testimonies about the battlefields of World War II. Gary Sinise narrates. Then, take to the skies with the men of the U.S. Eighth Air Force as they prepare to challenge Germany's Luftwaffe forces and pave the way for the Allied D-Day invasion, in the documentary "WWII in HD: The Air War" (2010). Color aerial combat footage is mixed with Casey Affleck, Sean Astin, Chris O'Donnell, and Elijah Wood reading the personal recollections of three American airmen and a young war reporter named Andy Rooney. Narrated by Lowe. And, "WWII from Space" (2012) uses fascinating effects to portray a satellite's view of the conflict's major turning points, offering re-creations that place crucial battles in a breathtaking new context. 10 1/2 hrs. total on five discs. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.