Synopsis by Rose of Sharon Winter
This video is episode 25 in the 26-volume World at War series that chronicles the history of World War II. Narrated by Laurence Olivier, the highly acclaimed series first aired on television in 1974. This program considers the aftermath of the war. The political considerations and decisions had far reaching effects. There were war reparations to be made to punish the aggressors, the stabilization and rebuilding of Europe got underway, and the Japanese sociopolitical infrastructure was revolutionized. War criminals were brought to justice at the Nuremberg Trials, and the Soviets gained control of Eastern Europe and dropped the Iron Curtain.