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Frederick the Great and the Enigma of Prussia

The Prussian king Frederick the Great was one of the greatest warriors and leaders in modern European history, achieving greatness through the Seven Years War and lauded as a philosopher and cultured 'Prince of the Enlightenment'.     Yet the reputation of both Frederick and his Prussia was to be tarnished by association with Hitler's Nazi regime. Historian Christopher Clark re-examines the life and achievements of one of Germany's most colourful and controversial leaders.   Frederick the Great Frederick II…

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Hitler’s Steel Beast

Hitler's Steel Beast: At the end of the 1930s, Hitler ordered the construction of a special train, under the code name "Amerika", that could transport him around safely and appease his growing paranoia.      Hitler had a few iconic pieces of transportation, from a famous Mercedes to the SSS Horst Wessel sailing vessel, but his headquarters train was one of the most famous during the war.   Hitler's Steel Beast   Nazi soldiers would march along routes ahead…

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Spitfire

Spitfire: an epic, sweeping tale of determination, vision and courage, this documentary is the story of an aircraft that was forged in competition, shaped as the war clouds gathered, and refined in the white heat of combat.     Told in the words of the last-surviving World War II veterans, with stunning contemporary and historical aerial footage, Spitfire explores how an extraordinary plane became an international icon.   Spitfire — an epic, sweeping tale of determination   The Supermarine Spitfire…

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Apocalypse Stalin

Apocalypse Stalin: Who was Stalin? The man who defeated Nazism? The 'Little Father of the Peoples'? Or the greatest criminal of his time?   Part 1: Demon     Episode covers Joseph Stalin's early life and his early political activities which resulted in his rose to power with the help of Lenin. June 1941 Hitler has thrown himself into a fight to the death against Stalin. Two decades earlier, in 1917, Joseph Jughashvili from Georgia is a member of Lenin's…

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The Invasion – The Outbreak of World War II

The Invasion - The Outbreak of World War II: On 1 September 1939, Hitler started the most fatal war in world history. With the invasion of Poland, he did not only aim at destroying the military force of the neighboring country but also at depriving its people of their livelihood. The German-Polish two-part series reconstructs how the Fuhrer triggered a chain of events sparking a global conflagration. It also includes selected interviews with Roman Polanski and Andrzej Wajda who witnessed…

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