History Documentary hosted by Eric Sevareid, published by PBS in 1978.
Repackaged as “The Road to World War II” (2011) by Questar, Inc. and available on DVD in 2011. Also known as The Road to Pearl Harbour, 1919-1941 (alternative title, US).
Series explores the political and diplomatic events and crises between World War I and World War II.
The Spanish Civil War was a microcosm of the ideological conflict of this century. When Spanish fascists under Franco rebel against the republican government, full-scale civil war erupts. Mussolini and Hitler send troops to Franco’s aid. Soviet support of the Loyalists lends credence to the fascist claim that it is communism they are fighting, and the American public is confused over issues of fascism and communism.
Between the Wars: 1918-1941 Series
You can find a full index and overview of Between the Wars: 1918-1941 here.
Production & Filming Details
- Release Date: 05 April 1978.
- Rating: Unknown.
- Running Time: 30 minutes (per episode).
- Country: US.
- Language: English.