Re: World War III think that it is necessary to go back to the start of the 20th century European history before jumping into WW2. I'm of the opinion that what kicked off in Europe wasn't WW2,. It was actually WW1 part two. Also that it was the shocking betrayal surrounding the Versailles Treaty that resulted in the inevitability of the collapse of the Weimar Republic and the emergence of the Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei aka the Nazi party - and the tale goes on.
Re: World War II
Re: World War II
Re: World War IIYou can unwind history or rewind it, either way, if you weren't there at the time, you will be none the wiser.
Re: World War IIBeing there at the time doesn't mean you know what's going on though.I'm sure a lot of Germans were unaware of what was really happening to the Jews.
Re: World War IITrue, but opinions were based on perceived truths, not lines of text, which is fake, being close or retrospective reporting?
Re: World War IIHave you ever heard the expression 'The Airfix Generation'?
Re: World War IIApart from the varying suggestions offered above, I would recommend "The World At War" My son recently bought a restored version of the 1974?..3?..Original production. It is an awesome account of the whole war from the early 1930s to the aftermath. The coverage of the Normandy Invasion is particularly good. It is not meant to be a dry, scholarly thing. Very easy to absorb. No nonsense story telling with just the appropriate level of drama. It is narrated by Sir Lawrence Olivier. All original war footage with sound added later. Very convincing. IT's a box set. Not cheap but worth having. My father was a Bren gunner with the AIF at El Alamein. He saw this doc before he died in 1984. He said it was very historically accurate.