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Eric Mc

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76,348 posts

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This excellent series is being repeated again on BBC 4. The first episode was on last night and i still on iPlayer for the moment.

It does get shown on other channels but on BBC there will be no adverts.

RESSE

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105 months

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A superb series together with "Auschwitz: The Nazis and the 'Final Solution" (2005) - I have watched many times.

Samuel West's narration (both series) is chilling and very moving at the same time.

His pitch/tone is perfect for the subject matter.


Iceman82

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120 months

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One of the best things shown on TV. An engrossing series but also so moving.

captain jack

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112 months

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RESSE said:
A superb series together with "Auschwitz: The Nazis and the 'Final Solution" (2005) - I have watched many times.

Samuel West's narration (both series) is chilling and very moving at the same time.

His pitch/tone is perfect for the subject matter.
Totally agree, I think these two will be as well considered as 'The World at War' as the years pass. Both brilliant in dealing with very difficult times in the 20th Century.

Edited by captain jack on Saturday 6th October 06:15

2volvos

535 posts

85 months

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Indeed a very well produced programme. I like the way that they give the 'average' German a voice to demonstrate that nothing was inevitable in the rise of the Nazis, things were fluid and given a few things going against them, all the horrors that followed might not have happened.

Still, I kept on muttering 'bds' under my breath at the screen.
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kiteless

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88 months

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RESSE said:
Together with "Auschwitz: The Nazis and the 'Final Solution" (2005)
yes

Very absorbing series, that was.

AndyWoodall

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143 months

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A great series, although there are a few gems now and again, it seems as though to get documentaries made on mainstream TV now you need a celebrity to act as an ignorant and 'learn' on their 'journey'. Or am I just being grumpy? smile

TheHeretic

73,668 posts

139 months

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Along with 'The World at War', one of the best documentaries about WWII.

Eric Mc

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I like it mainly because it blew away a lot of myths about how the Nazi Party operated in Germany and the occupied countries. The main thrust of history was that people followed the dictats of the party out of blind belief in propaganda or out of fear.

The reality was quite different. Fear was a factor - but not the only one. Indeed, it wasn't even the main one.
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