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    Quote Originally Posted by Arran View Post
    They may be something of a propaganda piece.

    The way I see things is that as time goes by and the generation who lived through WW2 and the Dad's Army generation die out then the British public's view towards Hitler may start becoming more impartial and less biased towards he was a villain whilst Churchill was a hero. It's a bit like Napoleon was the most hated historical figure in Britain in 1900. Although he is far from a hero today the public's view of him has toned down and he can be looked at from different perspectives.
    While not not having a clean record by any means Napoleon certainly wasn't into them warped idealogical warfare which was 2nd nature for Hitler.

    When the ship that was to transport Napoleon to St Helena docked at a British port there was a crowd hoping to see him, so there wasn't too much hate even in his lifetime.

    With the media being far more developed by the 20th century it has been much harder to try to rehabilitate Hitler even though the 2nd World War is slipping out of living memory.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tex View Post
    Never cared much for Hitler, always thought he was a bit of a dick
    Agree, his transport policy was great but his foreign policy was floored.

    A great series with many interviews with people who witnessed things first hand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tex View Post
    The world at war series would doubtless come with a warning about graphic content if show today, some of the footage was very harrowing especially the concentration camps
    Not only a warning before any episode, the chances are, some moron would make an official complaint that their little darling was extremely upset and had nightmares.

    I watched this programme when it was first shown. I was six years old at the time. I was never stopped from watching it. My grandparents all lived through WW2.

    It is now classed has a landmark and benchmark series. There was also a series about WW1 made before this, The Great War. I believe both series were made by the same production team.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marc View Post
    Not only a warning before any episode, the chances are, some moron would make an official complaint that their little darling was extremely upset and had nightmares.

    I watched this programme when it was first shown. I was six years old at the time. I was never stopped from watching it. My grandparents all lived through WW2.

    It is now classed has a landmark and benchmark series. There was also a series about WW1 made before this, The Great War. I believe both series were made by the same production team.
    Lawrence Olivier narrated them ..


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    Superior series!

    As it was made in the 70s, it greatly benefitted by having veterans still around to make those comments.
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