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Rise of the Nazis episode 3 – Night of the Long Knives

Rise of the Nazis episode 3 - Night of the Long Knives: Adolf Hitler has been chancellor of Germany for just under a year. It is a challenging balancing act. On the one hand, the Nazis must be mindful of President Paul von Hindenburg and Vice Chancellor Franz von Papen, who are members of Germany’s traditional aristocratic ruling elite. On the other, there is the Nazis’ own power base – the stormtroopers - millions of angry, disenfranchised men who wreak…

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Read more about the article Rise of the Nazis episode 2 – The First Six Months in Power
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Rise of the Nazis episode 2 – The First Six Months in Power

Rise of the Nazis episode 2 - The First Six Months in Power: At the start of 1933, Hitler is the chancellor of Germany but he does not have absolute power - there is still a democratic parliament beneath him, a head of state above him and the rule of law hanging over him. Hitler sets his sights on dismantling the German state. When Hitler calls a general election to increase Nazi representation in the Reichstag, Hermann Goring sees an…

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Rise of the Nazis episode 1 – Politics

Rise of the Nazis episode 1 - Politics: This episode takes us into the corridors of power where Germany’s top political mastermind sees an opportunity to use the sudden popularity of the Nazis for his own ends. This sets off a chain of miscalculations, backroom deals and power grabs that will propel Hitler from the fringes of political activism into the heart of government. Hitler wants to become absolute leader of a single-party German state - standing in his way…

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Hermann Goering: Ambition Without Conscience

Hermann Goering: Ambition Without Conscience - He was the "Number One Nazi," one of Hitler's oldest friends and second in command. Yet perhaps more than any other advisor, he was responsible for the collapse of the Nazi regime. Hermann Goering was a man of many contradictions; a decorated war hero whose strategic decisions proved disastrous, an elitist with a common touch, a man possessed of a brilliant mind unshackled by any conscience.     Through rare photos, film footage and…

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World War II: Behind Closed Doors episode 6

World War II: Behind Closed Doors episode 6: The dramatic story of the collapse of the Alliance in the wake of the end of the war, and Stalin's desire to turn on his wartime comrades.     Joseph Stalin was a tyrant responsible for the death of millions, yet he was also a vital ally of Britain and America during the Second World War. How was it possible for Churchill and Roosevelt to deal with one tyrant, Joseph Stalin, in…

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