When War Broke Out
Using the words of interviewees, this program adds a personal insight into the events of 1939 and the beginning of the Second World War. Their stories are illustrated using archive film. These are the untold stories of ordinary people, whose words convey a true sense of what it was like to be living at a time of momentous events.
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- Ch 354Napoleon Bonaparte: The Russian CampaignSince his victory over Tsar Alexander in 1807 and the Treaty of Tilsit, France and Russia are officially allies. But Alexander doesn't support Napoleon's expansionist strategy. To Napoleon, Russia's behavior makes it an enemy of France. Ignoring calls for caution, Napoleon invades Russia in 1811.Rommel's Afrika Korps Defeated1943 Axis Smashed in North Africa After battles across North Africa Montgomery and Eisenhower's armies meet up. Tunisia is liberated and the celebration is seen as a forerunner of victories to come in Europe. Vivid wartime footage.