The immediate hours prior to the collapse of Berlin in 1945

This is a documentary entitled “The Day Hitler Died”

I have posted this video because it provides a high quality photographic insight into what was actually happening in Berlin in the immediate  hours before Hitler’s death. It is not excessively confrontational as it displays compassionate elements as well. In other words I think it is quite a well balanced presentation if you are interested in this part of history.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M86Jwv4iEYw

 

German scientists developed amazing new weaponry during WW2

Many readers may not know that immediately after the second world war the allies embraced German armament technology into their own militaries

This is a 45 minute documentary relating to secret Nazi weapons and the means they went about developing and testing them. If you are a fan of military history I think that you will find this documentary gripping.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWNpB4fTRH4

Hitler – The Rise

Hitler – The Rise (An extended two and half hour film about the rise of Hitler. I think that it is well acted)

Quote:

“Hitler – The Rise of, presents A unique slant, profiling the life of Adolf Hitler as a child and his rise through the ranks of the National German Workers’ Party prior to World War II.

Although many have critiqued it as historically inaccurate it is an intriguing look into the personage that was Hitler and with the editing of a fellow Nationalist (Whom made the film far more parallel to the real history) the film is now far more articulate in following the life and rise of Adolf Hitler.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSjkpaXlXIE

The Battle of Stalingrad. A high quality WW2 documentary

I think many people may not know how this battle was won and how it permanently defined history

Quote:

“The Battle of Stalingrad (23 August 1942 — 2 February 1943)was a major battle of World War II in which Nazi Germany and its allies fought the Soviet Union for control of the city of Stalingrad (now Volgograd) in the south-western Soviet Union. Marked by constant close quarters combat and disregard for military and civilian casualties, it is amongst the bloodiest battles in the history of warfare. The heavy losses inflicted on the Wehrmacht make it arguably the most strategically decisive battle of the whole war. It was a turning point in the European theatre of World War II–the German forces never regained the initiative in the East and withdrew a vast military force from the West to reinforce their losses.

The German offensive to capture Stalingrad began in late summer 1942 using the 6th Army and elements of the 4th Panzer Army. The attack was supported by intensive Luftwaffe bombing that reduced much of the city to rubble. The fighting degenerated into building-to-building fighting, and both sides poured reinforcements into the city. By mid-November 1942, the Germans had pushed the Soviet defenders back at great cost into narrow zones generally along the west bank of the Volga River.

On 19 November 1942, the Red Army launched Operation Uranus, a two-pronged attack targeting the weaker Romanian and Hungarian forces protecting the German 6th Army’s flanks. The Axis forces on the flanks were overrun and the 6th Army was cut off and surrounded in the Stalingrad area. Adolf Hitler ordered that the army stay in Stalingrad and make no attempt to break out; instead, attempts were made to supply the army by air and to break the encirclement from the outside. Heavy fighting continued for another two months. By the beginning of February 1943, the Axis forces in Stalingrad had exhausted their ammunition and food. The remaining elements of the 6th Army surrendered. The battle lasted five months, one week, and three days.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPcM4o2yfXo