It was the year that made a mark on the 20th century; twelve months that would forever change our world. 1945 was the stage of the final conflicts of the Second World War: The Ardennes, the battle for the Pacific, the fall of Berlin... 1945 was also the year of the terrible discovery of the atrocities committed in Nazi death camps and the year the atomic bombs were dropped on Japan. It represented the conclusion of six years of war, horror, and countless deaths.
All over the world, the end of the conflicts was met with scenes of popular jubilation. The Nuremberg Trials and the creation of the United Nations brought back a glimmer of hope to mankind. But behind the scenes, the shadow of the Cold War and the stakes of decolonization were already looming.
Thanks to exceptional archive footage and the analysis of some of the world’s most renowned international experts, relive the year 1945 at the heart of the events, to better understand how these twelve months laid down the foundations of the modern world… and forever made their mark on History.