Total war: 1941-1945

United Kingdom, 1975

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Episode number 3 of Series “Hitler’s Germany”.
The most urgent problems facing Germany in the 1920’s and early 30’s were inflation, massive unemployment and political violence. This series examines Hitler’s solution to these problems and the rise and fall of the Third Reich as told by people who were there. Part 3 is set against the growing nightmare of mass bombing, invasion and finally defeat by the allied forces. The war against Russia brought no triumphs and in 1942 the war came to Germany with constant bombing raids ruining factories and placing heavy demands on medical and food services. We see the 1943 bombing of Hamburg, the retreat and submission of the German army and the final demands of Hitler, leading to 250,000 deaths in an attempt to defend Berlin.



Raye Farr

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Thames Television







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Subject categories

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → World War, 1939-1945 - Germany


Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

History → Germany - History - 1933-1945

History → Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945

People → Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945


Television → Television programs

Television → Television programs → Television programs - Great Britain

Television → Television series




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