Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Apocalypse: World War 2 - Aggression (1933--1939) Episode 1

Apocalypse: The Second World War is a six-part documentary about the Second World War. The documentary is composed exclusively of actual footage of the war as filmed by war correspondents, soldiers, resistance fighters and private citizens. The series is shown in color, with the black and white footage being fully colorized, save for some original color footage. The only exception to the treatment are most Holocaust scenes, which are presented in the original black and white.

Episode 1: Aggression (1933--1939)

Rise of Nazism
Campaign of Poland
Phoney war

Some of the people documented in the series:
Rose Gowlland -- A British child who was a year old when the war broke out.
Gaston Sirec -- A French truck driver who was imprisoned in a stalag when the Germans defeated France.
Lt. August Graf Kageneck -- A German Tank commander who personifies a typical Wehrmacht soldier as he writes in his journal or to his mother.


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