The BEST episodes written by Neal Ascherson

A New Germany (1933 - 1939)
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8.20
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#1 - A New Germany (1933 - 1939)

The World at War - Season 1 - Episode 1

Germany, a nation stricken by humiliating defeat and emerging from crippling economic depression, looks to one man for a resurgence of hope and dignity. That man is Adolf Hitler…

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Comrades (1917-1945)
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155 votes

#2 - Comrades (1917-1945)

Cold War - Season 1 - Episode 1

Despite their ideological differences, the United States and the Soviet Union become allies in the wars against Germany.

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Red Star: The Soviet Union (1941 - 1943)
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7.70
168 votes

#3 - Red Star: The Soviet Union (1941 - 1943)

The World at War - Season 1 - Episode 11

For two years the Soviet Army fights the Germans almost alone. After one of the greatest land battles in history, the nation survives and triumphs - but with a loss of no less than twenty million of its people.

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Inside the Reich: Germany (1940 - 1944)
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7.20
140 votes

#4 - Inside the Reich: Germany (1940 - 1944)

The World at War - Season 1 - Episode 16

Initial victory in Europe turns sour after the defeat at Stalingrad, yet Germany prepares to fight to the end - even after an assassination attempt on the Führer.

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