The World At War 1973(World War II Documentary) 01.A New Germany (1933–1939)

1 . “A New Germany (1933-1939)” 31 October 1973
The rebirth of Germany and growth in power of the Nazi Party leading up to the outbreak of war. Interviewees include Ewald-Heinrich von Kleist-Schmenzin, Werner Pusch and Christabel Bielenberg.

Program chronicles the draconian measures taken by Adolf Hitler to become absolute dictator of Germany and begin his domination of Europe.

The series has 26 episodes. Producer Jeremy Isaacs asked Noble Frankland, then director of the Imperial War Museum, to list fifteen main campaigns of the war and devoted one episode to each. The remaining eleven episodes are devoted to other matters, such as the rise of the Third Reich, home life in Britain and Germany, the experience of occupation in the Netherlands, and the Nazis’ use of genocide. Episode 1 begins with a cold open describing the massacre at the French village of Oradour-sur-Glane by the Waffen SS. The same event is referenced again at the end of Episode 26 and the series ends with Laurence Olivier uttering the poignant word, “Remember”.


  1. I watched this time and time and time again when I was 10, 11 and 12 years old and I have to say it has taken me an additional 30 years to truly appreciate how spectacularly well made this entire series is.

  2. It first went out on Wednesdays at 9pm unthinkable that a historical documentary series would go out at such a time on ITV now.

  3. Great series but they didn't know about ULTRA when it was made. I have it on DVD, its still pretty pricey to buy in 2022.

  4. I am 61 years old born in 1961 I remember watching this show with my father on an old black-and-white television always loved this series so well narrated very educational it was good stuff

  5. Imagine surviving the war and then 28 years later you watch this…..probably in horror. Even the music shits me up

  6. هل يوجد نسخه من هذا الفيلم مترجم الى اللغة العربية
    شكرا جزيلا

  7. My father{now deceased} watched this premiere when we lived in Brooklyn at my grandfather house back in 1973, also, my grandfather is also deceased as well!!

  8. permanent state of emergency, like covid now…. and inflation because of politicians spending other people's money like drunks they are…..

  9. They honestly don't want children to be armed with too much information anymore, so many documentaries are just pure western propaganda

  10. My dad and me would watch this in the 70s on the weekend. I think it was on Saturday afternoons . I was a kid building ww2 plane models while I watched and learning. I'm in my 50s and my dad is gone but this brings back memories.

  11. The series had a very haunting feel. My brother and I would watch it on Sundays after Mets Baseball or at 5pm on WOR-TV 9.

  12. The absolute Gold-Standard of World War Two documentaries, Sir Lawrence Oliver's narration, and the footage show is spectacular. Check out the extra videos that accompany the series, the two-part episode on the holocaust is particularly poignant.

  13. Where did the Nazis get all this money for those stupid flags and banners? That must've taken up half the budget for the government!

  14. I watched this with my family every Sunday night when it first came out. It was one of the few things we did together.

  15. Those who don’t remember our past, will be condemned to repeat again in the present and the future… History never changes, it reflects and reverberates due to our actions… Always remember!

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