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App Description

Timeline World War 2 is a definitive history of the Second World War, presented by broadcaster Robert MacNeil.

#1 rated reference app in US, UK, Ireland, Brazil

The app's features include:

- A stunning zoomable timeline of the entire war, with 2000 events, filterable to show key personalities, battles, locations and more (close to 1000 of these focus on the war in the South Pacific)

- Over 100 contemporary US and British Pathé newsreel videos, with full AirPlay support, many with commentary by Robert MacNeil

- A detailed day-by-day view of the war, showing the full detail and location for every key event

- Eight part documentary on the War in the Pacific.

- Search and filter the app to explore the events and themes that interest you, including: 'War in the South Pacific'; 'The air war'; 'D-Day'

- A map of the war, showing invasions, occupations, allegiances, fronts and country boundary changes – the only such timeline map anywhere in the world

- On This Day feature, showing topical events from this day in history


USA Today
"Timeline World War 2 is a fantastic way to teach eager minds the course of the conflict....Worth the buy? Absolutely. Even if you're not a World War II buff, it never hurts to learn about the past."

NY Times
“Navigation is smooth and intuitive in Timeline WW2.....this immersive app for the iPad.”

World War II Magazine
“Warning: Timeline is addictive.”
“...an interactive, well-wrought survey of World War II that’s also serious fun—a must have for any student or buff.”

Daily Mail
“Who needs books with apps like this? For the price of a paperback you get a day-by-day history of WWII that brilliantly combines text, maps, photos and archive film.”

"Timeline World War 2 stands out with features that put history in context....it is absolutely gorgeous...Features like a scrollable map, updated audio for newsreel footage, and day-by-day layout of information...create an app that really stands apart."

History Today Magazine
Timeline WW2 is one of the most impressive history apps we've seen yet, and has set the bar very high."

TUAW App Review (The Apple Unofficial Weblog)
"It's a groundbreaking application.....It's beautiful, it's expansive, and it's a great demonstration of what the iPad can do at its best."

Daily Telegraph
“Over 2,000 events are easily accessed through the interactive timeline ….Entertaining, educative and impressive.”

Independent on Sunday
"The ultimate guide to the ultimate conflict.."

148Apps.com - 'Editor's Choice'
A stunning yet simple audio-visual tour of the last great Global conflict......Timeline World War 2 with Robert MacNeil is like owning a private, comprehensive WWII museum where the docent and permanent collection are beyond compare. History buffs and students should grab it with no hesitation.

5 Stars - Apps for Kids
This app is absolutely stunning...It is more costly than most of the apps in my collection, but it is worth the price.

History Buffs Will Love Timeline World War 2 with Robert MacNeil.....This is a fantastic learning aid, and well worth the price for students.....This is the perfect app for anyone who is interested in military history.

It’s a beautifully-designed demonstration of the iPad’s powers as a publishing platform for nonfiction.....This reader, for one, found it a vivid and immersive exploration of a defining event in modern history.

The New Yorker Magazine
'Digital pick'

Daily Telegraph Top 100 apps of the year
Sunday Times Top 500 world apps
Webby Award 2013
Lovie Award 2012

Note: The video content requires an internet connection to view.

iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • May 25, 2012 Initial release
  • June 01, 2012 Price increase: $8.99 -> $13.99
  • June 15, 2012 Price decrease: $13.99 -> $6.99
  • June 21, 2012 Price increase: $6.99 -> $13.99
  • June 28, 2012 Price decrease: $13.99 -> $9.99
  • July 04, 2012 Price increase: $9.99 -> $13.99
  • July 14, 2012 Price decrease: $13.99 -> $9.99
  • September 18, 2012 Price increase: $9.99 -> $13.99
  • December 18, 2012 Price decrease: $13.99 -> $9.99
  • February 27, 2013 New version 1.0.2
  • April 18, 2013 Price increase: $9.99 -> $13.99
  • April 24, 2013 New version 1.1
  • August 04, 2013 Price decrease: $13.99 -> $9.99
  • June 07, 2014 Price decrease: $9.99 -> $4.99
  • June 25, 2014 Price increase: $4.99 -> $9.99
  • November 22, 2014 Price increase: $9.99 -> $13.99
  • January 24, 2015 Price decrease: $13.99 -> $12.99
  • August 14, 2015 Price decrease: $12.99 -> $1.99
  • August 17, 2015 Price increase: $1.99 -> $12.99

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