Synopsis by Nathan Southern
The Germany at War documentary series offers a nearly unprecedented glimpse of World War II from the Axis end, using archival footage (with great emphasis on key battles) screened in the Reich at pivotal moments in history. The series offsets the images with a running commentary that explains and qualifies the action by placing it in the contextual framework of history. The hour-long episode Germany at War 1941-1943 covers such events as the U-Boats in 1941, the Battle for Moscow, the German celebration of Christmas in 1941, the Eastern Front, the Winter Clothes Appeal, the U-Boats off the American coast, German tank production, North Africa in 1941, Hitler's meeting with Mussolini in 1941, the assault on Stalingrad, the Tunisian Theater, the War on Yugoslavia and the Retreat across the Straits of Messina. Comprehensive and detailed, Germany at War 1941-1943 is well-suited for history buffs and educators.