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Hitler’s People: A Portrait of the Third Reich part 2

Hitler's People: A Portrait of the Third Reich part 2: On 18 February 1943 Joseph Goebbels held his notorious "Total War" speech about being "faithful to the last" at the Berlin Sportpalast. But the Reich's defeat in Stalingrad a few weeks earlier shook the faith of the Germans in the "final battle", which saw Germany crumbling more and more every day. Hitler's armies had sounded the retreat, and after the landing of the Allies on 8 June 1944 at the…

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Hitler’s People: A Portrait of the Third Reich part 1

Hitler's People: A Portrait of the Third Reich part 1: On 30 January 1933 Adolf Hitler was appointed German Reichskanzler. Theoretically, he was only one further new head of government. But in the practice of the coming months, the head of the NSDAP managed to completely reconstruct the country and center it around his person. Terror became a principle of politics, and Germany a fascist dictatorship. The "Fuhrer State" favored a new elite: adaptable government officials, jurists, artists and businessmen…

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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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World War II: Behind Closed Doors episode 5

World War II: Behind Closed Doors episode 5: The story of the Red Army's fight through Eastern Europe in 1944, as well as the behind the scenes history of the most famous Allied conference of the war at Yalta in the Crimea.     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…

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World War II: Behind Closed Doors episode 4

World War II: Behind Closed Doors episode 4 - The story of the first meeting of the 'Big Three', Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin, at Tehran. Plus, the secret history of the Soviet attempt to cover up the mass murders at Katyn.     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…

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