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Help finding a WW2 Documentary?

I'm looking for a WW2 Documentary I saw some years ago. I've forgotten its name<Laugh>

All I remember was in an early episode it made the following points when making a defence of Neville Chamberlain....

"To the British all Hitler was doing was righting the wrongs of Versailles."

"PM Chamberlain knew the British people remembered the Great War and wanted to avoid another such war with Germany at all costs"

"Chamberlain knew Britain was not prepared to fight a war."

"Only Churchill was speaking out against Hitler and his regime and he was extremely unpopular in the 1930s."

"History proves Churchill correct, but without the benefit of hindsight what would you have done differently to Mr Chamberlain?"


I know it's not 'The World at War' nor is it WW2: The Complete History.

Can anyone help?

posted 6 days, 12 hours ago

You've probably already tried, but just in case, you might wanna try googling those quotes

posted 6 days, 12 hours ago

ww2-the complete history

posted 6 days, 11 hours ago

comment by Whitehotlanespur (U9832)
posted 29 seconds ago
ww2-the complete history
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I've watched 1st 2 episodes. No hint so far.

posted 6 days, 11 hours ago

i think the episode is called the end of the illusion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbV2VgOPPfI

posted 6 days, 11 hours ago

might be 3rd eposide

posted 6 days, 11 hours ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p75Ejhz6do8

after 43 mins

posted 5 days, 23 hours ago

comment by Whitehotlanespur (U9832)
posted 12 hours, 57 minutes ago
ww2-the complete history
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you were right i was wrong.

Found it

And it was the question that got me looking at Chamberlain in a different light

I did follow the ‘popular view’ of him regarding the appeasing. But I’m not sure (in his position) I’d have done much differently to him without the benefit of hindsight we currently have.

Does that mean I’m prepared to look at Haig in a different light? Probably not

posted 5 days, 21 hours ago

I think it's a fascinating thing and I'm reading up about the time between the wars now.

I think the British were sympathetic to the Germans given how punitive Versailles was and especially when coupled with the financial crash that decimated the German economy. Every economy in the world was crippled yet Germany was still paying back very heavy reparations, which was very much driven by the French.

German expansion was also primarily into areas that were considered a 'Greater German' area - Austria, the Sudetenland. These were areas that probably wanted to be part of a greater German reich anyway.

Just as importantly, the horror of the first world war was still in everyone's mind and nobody wanted a repeat of it - and understandably so.

It's also worth noting that anti-Semitism wasn't just confined to Germany. There were (are ) plenty of anti-semites in the UK and other European countries. The sympathy for Jews might not have been so high, particularly given that they were unaware of the final solution.

I have sympathy and understanding for Chamberlain. He was in an impossible situation.

posted 5 days, 21 hours ago

comment by IvanGolacIsMagic (U5291)
posted 5 minutes ago
I think it's a fascinating thing and I'm reading up about the time between the wars now.

I think the British were sympathetic to the Germans given how punitive Versailles was and especially when coupled with the financial crash that decimated the German economy. Every economy in the world was crippled yet Germany was still paying back very heavy reparations, which was very much driven by the French.

German expansion was also primarily into areas that were considered a 'Greater German' area - Austria, the Sudetenland. These were areas that probably wanted to be part of a greater German reich anyway.

Just as importantly, the horror of the first world war was still in everyone's mind and nobody wanted a repeat of it - and understandably so.

It's also worth noting that anti-Semitism wasn't just confined to Germany. There were (are) plenty of anti-semites in the UK and other European countries. The sympathy for Jews might not have been so high, particularly given that they were unaware of the final solution.

I have sympathy and understanding for Chamberlain. He was in an impossible situation.
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I know it’s fiction but I have recently watched a mini-series called War and Remembrance and in that, high ranking U.S. Officials were being presented with clear evidence of the ethnic cleansing and were choosing to either ignore it or claim the evidence had been falsified.

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