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Hermann Goering: Ambition Without Conscience

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 …

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Never Ending War 1918-1926 episode 2 - Return to Hell

Never Ending War 1918-1926 episode 2 – Return to Hell

Never Ending War 1918-1926 episode 2 – Return to Hell: Filled with veterans, invalids, widows, orphans, exiles, and deportees, nations try to rebuild. But they are still grieving the thousands of unknown soldiers buried in the mud of the battlefields. Ill-tended wounds fester. Populist movements spring up, determined to impose their totalitarian ideology. As western nations try to shake off …

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Never Ending War 1918-1926 episode 1 - Vengeance

Never Ending War 1918-1926 episode 1 – Vengeance

Never Ending War 1918-1926 episode 1 – Vengeance: November 11, 1918. The First World War is over. Survivors greet the end of hostilities with wild celebrations. But in central Europe, in Germany, Russia, and Hungary, the Communist revolution threatens to sweep all before it. At the Palace of Versailles, the victors draw up the terms of the peace treaty. Traumatized …

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Verdun part 2 - The Illusion

Verdun part 2 – The Illusion

Verdun part 2 – The Illusion: Under the new commander of Verdun, General Petain, the French army tries to block the invasion. In the Somme, the Allies finally attack on July 1, 1916, but the assault turns into a disaster and put Verdun back at the center of all hopes and concerns. The French army counterattacks and wins the battle. …

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Verdun part 1 - The Carnage

Verdun part 1 – The Carnage

Verdun part 1 – The Carnage: World War I, end of 1915. The British and French commanders want to put an end to the carnage by attacking the Germans in the region of the Somme. But these surprise them by triggering a steel storm on February 1916 in the camps near the village of Verdun.     A gripping and …

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Gallipoli 1915

Gallipoli 1915

Gallipoli 1915: The six months of the war that was fought on the Gallipoli peninsula was the culmination of months of British errors.     The transferal of Imperial prejudices to military planning ended up costing thousands of their lives and showed the incompetence of British generals.   Gallipoli 1915   The Gallipoli campaign was a military campaign in the …

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World War 1 - episode 5 - Deliverance

World War 1 – episode 5 – Deliverance

World War 1 – episode 5 – Deliverance: All seems lost for the Allies. The Italians are defeated at Caporette, and a Bolshevik Russia pulls out of the war. But the American reinforcements are decisive, and the Allies emerge victorious. The Allies are unable to negotiate an honourable peace agreement, and the Treaty of Versailles, 20 years later, will have …

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World War 1 - episode 1 - Fury

World War 1 – episode 1 – Fury

World War 1 – episode 1 – Fury: On June 28th, 1914, the assassination of an obscure Austrian archduke in Sarajevo triggers the most disastrous conflict the world has ever known. Germany becomes an enemy to France, invades Belgium, and in September arrives at the gates of Paris.     Was the sacrifice of an entire generation worldwide an avoidable …

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Britain's Great War episode 4 - At the Eleventh Hour

Britain’s Great War episode 4 – At the Eleventh Hour

Britain’s Great War episode 4 – At the Eleventh Hour: Jeremy Paxman describes how the country came to the very brink of defeat in the last year of the war. Grieving parents held seances to contact their dead sons, surgeons battled to rebuild the faces of the wounded, and a maverick MP tried to pin the blame for the crisis …

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