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Welcome to war stories I'm Oliver North.
Brings to pictures portrait Adolf Hitler and his Nazi party and all their twisted war.
This was the face of a thousand year -- in 1930s that.
Just two years later Hitler unleashed -- legions some two million strong and neighboring hole catapulting the world into a six year war.
-- was up to allies led by Roosevelt Churchill once balance to stop it tonight the final cataclysmic battle for German.
It has sixteen year old German soldier who -- -- Hitler's -- the man who will will -- across the lie and American POW shot down over Berlin.
It's the last days of the Third -- Seeing through the eyes of those who were there.
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-- -- -- -- War obviously the pictures -- shaker -- but if you -- there.
Both 300 hours -- through June 1941.
Three million very -- troops smashed into the Soviet Union along and 11100 mile -- -- occupied hole.
We -- an enormous amount for the fact that Hitler there's one.
Human colossal devastating -- supported by 3600 -- when he's 700 aircraft and 625000.
-- -- -- its most ambitious invasion would mark the beginning of the end of his thousand year Reich.
The long suffering Soviet people had been butchered and imprisoned and lodged by the millions by their own leader Joseph Stalin's.
It was a terrifying experience.
-- -- Soviet soldier because you would look.
The supplement what Karen I was -- -- state and as voters in his words I was out of petrol.
It -- fit it was the devil they didn't know it.
Historians are Max Hastings is the author of eighteen books.
In London war stories caught up -- to discuss is highly praised Armageddon the battle for Germany match.
How much to the western allies know what -- what was happening on the eastern -- with the Russians.
Roosevelt and structural news.
About this deal of the struggle -- them from even for players to look involved as Montgomerie eyes pop up.
It was very -- really crossed the reality what was going home Stalin's terror fight whose -- -- quite comfortably but he's seven million in the Cold War.
-- in the America.
That that he truly considered Stalin to be of great significant man.
And he was pleased to measure himself against him in Freiburg Germany then fifteen year old Joachim Fest expected he would eventually fight for his country.
His older brother Wolfgang was set the bloodbath on the eastern front.
You found this -- was there was the danger of being taken as a Russian Prisoner of War.
No one lauded that everyone was -- to prevent -- to my older brother sadly -- in this war.
-- survived the war and became one of Germany's most prolific and acclaimed authors on the Third -- his latest is inside Hitler's bunker.
Much my Hitler sometimes had a very good grasp of offensive position.
He was much worse at defense it.
As a soldier has battled.
-- and so I am indeed wiser more perceptive more discerning and all -- Hitler handpicked his field marshals for the three pronged invasion.
Ritter on leave was ordered north this -- lemon -- -- Federer Von -- directed the capture Moscow and -- violence that was set to hear of in the Ukraine.
For three months the very Mike -- he's virtually unopposed.
Who invited -- army reached the outskirts of Moscow in October of 41 civilians like bubble -- live.
Maria fur -- but answered the call to arms was doing ministry there.
The army ask the.
The thirty girls from my town to become radio operators.
So I signed up which -- -- -- -- yo I left Moscow and was stationed with the troops defending the city.
Having repeatedly urged the red army style and turned to the politically reliable of your -- -- -- Born to a family of peasants the 46 year old was brutal and a master strategist.
In the north running -- 2.5 million civilians were besieged by -- -- in the first three months 60000.
People starved to death.
Including the family of then fifteen year old Nikolay -- yourself -- the -- black.
When the Germans began the blockade it was just terrible.
The -- -- having to -- most of my friends and family one million civilians eventually perished in the 900 day siege.
Meanwhile in Moscow the legendary -- -- helps -- both launched a counterattack.
As temperatures dipped to forty below zero.
-- supply lines rose to a halt.
By December would very much casualties exceeding a half million in the Moscow campaign.
-- general -- -- asked the fairer for permission to retreat.
But a furious Hitler wouldn't have.
-- he even -- decreasing nerve to declare war on America and -- -- that was that was one of his big mistakes as he may have realized later he subsequently fired generals who Darian invited -- to replace one -- that.
In June of forty Jews during a visit the field Marshal Carl -- manner I'm in Helsinki Finland.
Seems to recognize his strategic error -- -- We'll -- well.
In this recently released secret recording of their conversation.
Hitler's voice is devoid of its usual theatrics.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- in this siege of Leningrad and turned away at Moscow -- next turned his sights on the industrial city of -- -- -- Gateway to the oil rich Caucasus.
If you go to the company commander said we are now in -- not why not after Christmas we'll press on to the caucuses.
And we were kind of that.
-- -- one year old farm boy -- -- was strapping six foot four inches he was a perfect specimen for the wife and SS.
Or should stifle these I'm going to look like an SS man who were well developed and help them.
I was in the first bloom of my life and it's been a long time since I've been there in -- 1941 engagement along the Black Sea.
Bears was shot.
Think the Russians attack.
I received the bullet wound that went through the path that fateful Russian bullet would -- hunts Ayers to his viewers -- If I -- Hitler came greeted us and then he says he'll stay with me.
The others we'll go to the cafeteria as orders.
At Stalingrad 300000 troops led by 52 year old general Frederick Von Paulus.
Faced nearly a half million battle hardened Russians and commanded by -- golf.
His comrade is silly shoot off.
The Germans -- that -- -- war of Iraq's.
For five months the German sixth army fought an increasingly hopeless battle.
-- quite disease and hunger -- rant on both sides extent of.
Red -- the bombings destroyed everything and we lost a lot of men.
It was like hell yeah.
-- house to house fighting that has culminated in a novelty did.
From his east Prussia headquarters known as the -- slayer it all Hitler categorically denied Paul's request to surrender.
You ordered the army will hold its position to the last soldier and last cartridge.
But on 1 February 43 Paula surrendered.
Is remaining 91000.
Troops became prisoners of Stalin's red army.
We know that I'm convinced us but certainly after Stalin garage he thought they knew the war is lost and now the end must be made as big as possible was there ever a point after.
-- Hitler could have cut a deal with Stalin Hitler -- toy with the possibility.
All tried to reach an accommodation was openers but -- very quickly established.
Lap Stalin admiral who's bold is anxious in the do you have any time.
Stalled in group horrible set of alternate all of devastating vengeance against -- in little so called creating -- Soviet -- -- changed -- Following a string of defeats on the eastern front -- -- -- all Federer found solace with his beloved -- Blondie.
About their -- told me it was very well trained and obeyed every word.
He was so happy with him so he spent a lot of time -- Even slept in his hand but it would take more than Blondie to protect him from some in his inner circle.
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