Inside the SS (2017): S01E02 – Extermination

Introduction With the aid of rare archives, this two-part film retraces the bloody history of the SS, some of whose members are still alive and have accepted to speak. Outline (General) Inside the SS is the full story of the Third Reich’s deadliest paramilitary organisation told by the men who served in it. From its… Read More

Inside the SS (2017): S01E01 – Intoxication

Introduction With the aid of rare archives, this two-part film retraces the bloody history of the SS, some of whose members are still alive and have accepted to speak. Outline (General) Inside the SS is the full story of the Third Reich’s deadliest paramilitary organisation told by the men who served in it. From its… Read More

Grey Wolf: The Escape of Adolf Hitler (2012)

Introduction Grey Wolf: The Escape of Adolf Hitler is a 2014 book by Gerrard Williams and Simon Dunstan. The book was adapted as a drama documentary film directed and written by Gerrard Williams and produced by Magnus Peterson. The book and associated film were given extensive coverage in the British media. It is also known… Read More

War of the Century: When Hitler Fought Stalin (1999): S01E04 – Vengeance

Introduction Documentary examining Operation Barbarossa, Hitler’s invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941. Outline Victory turns to vengeance as the Soviets drive the occupying Germans out of the Soviet motherland and turn their sights on Berlin. It was a time of terror for ethnic minorities on both sides of the battlefront. When Hitler’s “final solution”… Read More

War of the Century: When Hitler Fought Stalin (1999): S01E03 – Learning to Win

Introduction Documentary examining Operation Barbarossa, Hitler’s invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941. Outline In the spring of 1942, Hitler launched a two-pronged attack in what he believed would be his last offensive in the East. One set of troops headed towards Baku, the other towards Stalingrad and the Volga. But after more than a… Read More

War of the Century: When Hitler Fought Stalin (1999): S01E02 – Spiral of Terror

Introduction Documentary examining Operation Barbarossa, Hitler’s invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941. Outline During the Battle of Moscow, Hitler forced his armies to stand their ground despite brutally cold conditions. To prevent his soldiers from leaving the front line, Stalin ordered special blocking detachments to shoot all deserters. Such brutality set the tone for… Read More

War of the Century: When Hitler Fought Stalin (1999): S01E01 – High Hopes

Introduction Documentary examining Operation Barbarossa, Hitler’s invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941. Outline Nazi Germany’s invasion of the Soviet Union is met with initial success but the invasion stalls in front of Moscow. War of the Century Series You can find a full index of War of the Century here. Production & Filming Details… Read More

War of the Century: When Hitler Fought Stalin Overview (1999)

Introduction Documentary examining Operation Barbarossa, Hitler’s invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941. Outline War of the Century: When Hitler Fought Stalin, is a BBC documentary film series that examines Adolf Hitler’s invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941 and the no-holds-barred war on both sides. It not only examines the war but also the… Read More