The World at War

A New Germany

Series 1 - Episode 1 A New Germany

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Acclaimed chronicle of the Second World War, beginning with an account of Hitler's ascent to power at a time when the Germans were stricken by humiliating military defeat, runaway inflation and economic depression. The Nazi leader's promises of regained national pride and prosperity struck a chord with millions of ordinary citizens, and he was elected on a tidal wave of popular support. Narrated by Laurence Olivier.

Cast & Crew

Narrator Laurence Olivier
Director Hugh Raggett
Producer Jeremy Isaacs
Writer Neil Ascherson