World War II In Colour: Episode 1 – The Gathering Storm (WWII Documentary)

With the Great Depression sapping the will of Western democracies to intervene, Mussolini and Hitler are able to grab and expand their powers.

Recorded by World at War


  1. So basically the USA won the war and every other country was just taking part. The war between Britain and Germany gets mentioned for 5 minutes and the rest is about America’s battle with Japan. The fact that the spitfires only get mentioned once I think is totally disrespectful. Thumbs down from me!

  2. ww2 will remain the single most influential event in history until the world comes to its end and it's incredible to think it just happened 80 odd years before which is so astonishing

  3. Netflix keeps cycling shows out. Only when the show loses popularity MIGHT they circle it out.

    We've lost so many great series over time in the US.

    (edit) At least they put this one back on Netflix.

  4. I find it bewildering that in a modern era anyone would believe that invading a neighbour to take and have would be remotely acceptable.

  5. What was shown as 'Spanish Morroco' here was in fact 'French Maroc'. Spanish part of Morroco is what is known today as Mauritania. that is south of Maroc kingdom.

  6. The Reichstart burned down in the 30s just after Hitler was made chancellor in a coalition? Wow, who lit that fire??? Wouldn't be a future megalomaniac??

  7. It wasn't the Great Depression which sapped the the will of the Western democracies to intervene. It was the memory of the damage done during World War 1, and the realization that – with the weapons (especially bombing planes) available – a second war would be catastrophic.

  8. Israelis of modern times who have occupied the majority of what was once Palestine are not at all related to the Jews of Biblical times , but rather they are Ashkenazi Jews . The Ashkenazim are descended from the ancient Khazarian Empire from southern Russia and the Caucuses region . These Ashkenazi people are not Semitic at all . The conversion of the Khazars took place in the 8 th century AD , when they adopted Judaism in order to avoid conflict with the pagan Russ Viking tribes to the north , the Mongols to the east , the Islamic caliphates to the south and the recently Christianized Slavic peoples to the west . This conversion was done primarily for reasons of commerce as the Khazar lands were situated astride the Black Sea region where the white slave trade of Slavic peoples was conducted between the Mongols / Tatars who captured the slaves / Slavs ( origin of the word ) and the Islamic Sultans who purchased the white Slavic captives – the Jewish Khazars were the brokers and profiteers of this slave trade .

    When the Khazar Empire was absorbed under the Russian Empire after it had adopted the Eastern Orthodox Faith , these Khazars disbursed throughout Russia and Eastern Europe , eventually working their way into Western Europe where they were associated with business and commerce , primarily as merchants , bankers / usurers , jewelers ( again , look at the word origin ) and political advisors to kings ( just like little Jared Kushner is to Trump ) . It was Khazars who were the architects of the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia in 1917 , with the financial assistance of their brethren on Wall Street —- the dynamic continues to this day . The Yiddish language of the Ashkenazi is an amalgam of the ancient Khazar tongue blended with Hebrew , Slavic and German – thereby representative of the morphing of the language in accordance with the migrations westwards into the heart of Europe . No Semitic connection whatsoever .

    The only true Semitic Jews remaining on earth today , the ones with a legitimate connection to the Biblical epics of the Exodus or to the two destructions of Solomon's Temple ( by the Babylonians and the Romans , respectively ) , or to the epic of Jesus Christ , are the Sephardic Jews . The Sephardim are also known as the Mediterranean Jews , as their diaspora spread around the regions of the Mediterranean in accordance with the ancient Roman Provinces . Spain , Portugal , Italy , Greece , Turkey , Palestine , Syria and North Africa all had thriving Jewish communities of Sephardic peoples . Smaller Sephardic communities also existed in places like Iraq , Iran and Armenia . Today the Sephardim constitute around just 7 % of the Jewish population world wide , and have largely been marginalized and silenced by the Ashkenazim .

    The creation of the State of Israel began with the British via The Balfour Declaration during World War I ( as England was by then firmly in the stranglehold of the Zionist Banking House of Rothschild ) . Moses Hess and Theodor Herzl , two Ashkenazi Jews , were the fathers of modern Zionism , which is a political movement and financial agenda , having nothing at all to do with the Judaic Faith . ( This topic should be researched by the likes of Mr. Lowry before they spout – off about gobbledygook they know nothing about ) . World War II provided the catalyst for the settlement of Ashkenazi Jews into Palestine ( former Ottoman Turkish territory , subsequently taken over by the British / Rothschilds after WWI ) by way of the Holocaust ( Hebrew for Burnt Offering ) . The Banking House of Rothschild ( who owns the US Federal Reserve Bank ) financed the creation of Israel as a beachhead for the access and commerce of middle east oil ( as the internal combustion engine took hold in the aftermath of WWI ) and to establish the beachhead for World War III . ( Suggested reading ; Exodus , by Leon Uris )

    So then , to those who cheer the decision to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem , be careful what you are elated over , as this move may well trigger a tsunami of events that potentially could change the world as you have known it . Everything is connected .

    IS = Isis , ancient Egyptian Lunar Goddess – later renamed The Virgin Mary

    RA = Ra Amun ( Amen , aka Horus ) , ancient Egyptian Solar God – later renamed Jesus Christ

    EL = El Elohim ( The God of gods – Hebrew ) aka Yahweh- a bloodthirsty god of War

    Thus , the name of IS – RA – EL …… Israel

  9. They should remake The world at war series in 4k colour,a bit like,They Shall Not Grow Old, truly stunning footage that brings things to life,
    I watched Apocalypse 45 the other day, They did an amazing job on that too, looking for new docs about ww2 but I think I've seen all the good ones now ☹️

  10. I very much hope we get more documentaries like this, but longer, more in depth, and starting all the way back in 1910, and leading up to 1950ish.
    Anyone know of any good documentaries of WW1 much like this series, and covering more of the interwar years?

  11. The vast majority of wwII was shot on black and white film . Yes color movie film did exist but needed careful handling, exposures, was not sensitive enough yet for low light filming . conclusion – the vast majority of these film excerpts for this documentary are colorized and that sucks. also your video quality is really around 240 or 144 p (not 1080 or 720 p ) which makes it even harder to watch you youngins just don't appreciate black and white film because you're such twats .

  12. 10:00 — The Germans only deprived the Jews from marrying Germans because the Jews forbid non-Jews to intermarry with them … that’s elementary Judaism

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