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World War II: Behind Closed Doors episode 2

World War II: Behind Closed Doors episode 2: This second episode focuses on the secret history of Stalin's dealings with Churchill and the West in the wake of the German invasion of the Soviet Union.     Alternative Stream   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…

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Read more about the article World War II: Behind Closed Doors episode 1
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World War II: Behind Closed Doors episode 1

World War II: Behind Closed Doors episode 1:Documentary series revealing the 'behind-closed-doors' politics of World War II. This episode focuses on the secret history of the non-aggression pact between Hitler and Stalin.     Alternative Stream   Documentary series using dramatic reconstructions and testimony from witnesses to reveal the 'behind-closed-doors' politics of the Second World War   World War II: Behind Closed Doors episode 1   Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact The Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact was a non-aggression pact between Nazi Germany and the…

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Battle of Okinawa in Color

Battle of Okinawa in Color: By mid-1945, Hitler is dead and the war has ended in Europe. Halfway around the world, however, the fighting is still going strong on a small island in the Pacific. Okinawa was the site of the last battle of the last great war of the 20th century, with a casualty rate in the tens of thousands.     Through it all, military cameramen risked their lives to film the conflict, from brutal land combat to…

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Read more about the article World War Speed – The Drugs that Won WWII
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World War Speed – The Drugs that Won WWII

World War Speed - The Drugs that Won WWII: It’s long been known that German soldiers used a methamphetamine, called Pervitin, during WWII. But have tales of Nazis on speed obscured the massive use of stimulants by British and American troops?     Did total war unleash the world’s first pharmacological arms race? And in the face of industrial slaughter, what role did drugs play in combat? Historian James Holland is on a quest to dig deeper and unearth the…

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Berlin 1945 episode 3

Berlin 1945 episode 3: The British, French and Americans are waiting to enter Berlin. In the meantime, the Soviets appoint mayors, organise the food supply and go on the hunt for war criminals. The Jewish community, among whom there are few survivors, regroup.     The fate of the city is determined at the Potsdam Conference. Life returns to the ruins, theatres reopen and orchestras play in the open air. By the end of 1945, the bond that held the…

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