Horror in the East (2000): Part 02 – Death before Surrender

Introduction Horror in the East: Japan and the Atrocities of World War II (2000) is a two-part BBC documentary film that examines certain actions, including atrocities, and attitudes, of the Imperial Japanese Army in the lead up to and during World War II. The film also examines attitudes held by the British and Americans, toward… Read More

Horror in the East (2000): Part 01 – Turning Against the West

Introduction Horror in the East: Japan and the Atrocities of World War II (2000) is a two-part BBC documentary film that examines certain actions, including atrocities, and attitudes, of the Imperial Japanese Army in the lead up to and during World War II. The film also examines attitudes held by the British and Americans, toward… Read More

The Nazis: A Warning from History (1997): S01E06 – Fighting to the End

Introduction The Nazis: A Warning from History is a 1997 BBC documentary film series that examines Adolf Hitler and the Nazis’ rise to power, their zenith, their decline and fall, and the consequences of their reign. Outline In the summer of 1943 the Italians, seeing which way the war was going, voted Mussolini out of… Read More

The Nazis: A Warning from History (1997): S01E05 – The Road to Treblinka

Introduction The Nazis: A Warning from History is a 1997 BBC documentary film series that examines Adolf Hitler and the Nazis’ rise to power, their zenith, their decline and fall, and the consequences of their reign. Outline With access to extraordinary new material from Lithuania, including an interview with a member of the Nazi killing… Read More

The Nazis: A Warning from History (1997): S01E04 – The Wild East

Introduction The Nazis: A Warning from History is a 1997 BBC documentary film series that examines Adolf Hitler and the Nazis’ rise to power, their zenith, their decline and fall, and the consequences of their reign. Outline Poland was to become the epicentre of Nazi brutality – the place where Nazism achieved its purest and… Read More

The Nazis: A Warning from History (1997): S01E03 – The Wrong War

Introduction The Nazis: A Warning from History is a 1997 BBC documentary film series that examines Adolf Hitler and the Nazis’ rise to power, their zenith, their decline and fall, and the consequences of their reign. Outline Hitler admired Great Britain more than any other country. How was it possible, then, that he ended up… Read More

The Nazis: A Warning from History (1997): S01E02 – Chaos and Consent

Introduction The Nazis: A Warning from History is a 1997 BBC documentary film series that examines Adolf Hitler and the Nazis’ rise to power, their zenith, their decline and fall, and the consequences of their reign. Outline If the Germans are famous for one quality, it is efficiency. Yet the Nazi administration of Germany during… Read More

The Nazis: A Warning from History (1997): S01E01 – Helped into Power

Introduction The Nazis: A Warning from History is a 1997 BBC documentary film series that examines Adolf Hitler and the Nazis’ rise to power, their zenith, their decline and fall, and the consequences of their reign. Outline How was it possible that a cultured nation at the heart of Europe ever allowed Hitler and the… Read More

The Nazis: A Warning from History Documentary Series Overview (1997)

Introduction The Nazis: A Warning from History is a 1997 BBC documentary film series that examines Adolf Hitler and the Nazis’ rise to power, their zenith, their decline and fall, and the consequences of their reign. Part of the BBC History of World War II collection (1989-2005). Outline An examination of how a cultured people… Read More

BBC History of World War II (1989-2005)

Introduction BBC History of World War II (1989–2005) is a 30-hour, 12-disc collection of 10 BBC television films about World War II. The films include documentaries, docudramas, and “dramatised documentaries” (inter-cutting of historical footage with dramatic recreations). Outline The 10 definitive BBC series that have shaped our understanding of World War II. BBC History of… Read More