How Hitler Lost the War
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See ex-Nazis and former English Spies show and tell how Hitler LOST WWII. Most historians tell you that the allies WON it. This PBS Special shows, moment by moment, how Hitler LOST the war. Filled with RARE AND NEVER BEFORE SEEN footage.
These German and English soldiers, sailors and airmen reveal for the first time, what they really saw and experienced.
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"Fascinating footage and engaging WW11 interviewees lead to a deeper understanding of Hitler and WWII." -- Library Journal
"History buffs, former service people, adults, and students should find this title of real interest. A first-choice purchase. Recommended." -- Video Rating Guide for Libraries, Andrew A. Aros
"This excellent film provides an surprising alternative view of the Nazis military strategies (and lack of them) during WWII." -- New York Daily News
"This intriguing film convincingly proposes that the U.S. did not win the war, but that Hitlers military blunders lost it." -- Wings of Gold Magazine, Ellen Mandel
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If you do get a better, higher ranked, documentary, I would suggest adding this one to the cart simply because of its value. I will add no more as there are several lengthy reviews giving you the details of the doc.
BUT - let's face it, you have made it here - so you have interest in the topic. It will be hard to beat the value here anywhere.
Recently, I copied my old VHS tape onto DVD so I'd have a better and more permanent record. This included Titles at various points in the program so I could more easily find parts of the show I wanted to review. Sadly, though, my tape quality was not the highest which makes this new production such a welcome find. Its audio and video are topnotch, as you might expect from DVD.
The central theme of the show is how Hitler lost a war that the Germans may have already won through his vacillation and stubbornness. He dallied and delayed as key points in the war were reached on both the Eastern and Western fronts. Hitler issued orders that resulted in the loss of whole armies in defiance of advice he received from his military experts. And finally, to our deliverance, he refused to use properly the wonder weapons he yearned for when they were right in front of him.
Among the other most memorable features of this program are the interviews done with soldiers and airmen from both the German and Allied sides. All of these men are surely dead now, but their words live on describing the most terrible conflict in history. Their accounts are available to us and future generations in this indelible form. Especially vivid are pictures drawn of the Eastern Front and the suffering and loss of human life on both sides. Today's problems seem small by comparison, and yet, the sacrifices made to rid the world of Nazism must not be forgotten, lest they might have to be repeated.
Unfortunately, the new DVD does not carry titles or chapters as most DVD's do these days. Rather, it runs the full 67 minutes without interruption. Too bad, but what do you expect for the super bargain price of $6.99? If it weren't for this flaw I would have rated the production 5 stars, rather than 4. Still, the content is the most important thing and someone who doesn't have this video in his World War II collection should run, not walk, to order a copy.
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Maybe the title should be "Hitler, the Dope"