World War Two: 1942 and Hitler's Soft Underbelly DVD

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If the prime aim of the World War II was to defeat Hitler, why did British and Allied troops spend so much of the conflict battling through North Africa and Italy?

Historian David Reynolds reassesses Winston Churchill’s conviction that the Mediterranean was the ‘soft underbelly’ of Hitler’s Europe. Traveling to Egyptian and Italian battlefields, including Anzio and Cassino, which suffered some of the worst carnage in Western Europe, he shows how this perceived susceptibility became a dangerous obsession.

Reynolds reveals a prime minister far removed from the bullish hero of Britain’s ‘finest hour’ in 1940 – politically vulnerable at home, taking desperate measures to shore up Britain’s crumbling empire, losing trust in his generals, and more than ready to deceive his American allies if it meant delaying direct conflict with the Germans in northern France.

A startling account of the British Army’s unreadiness for war on the ground across the channel, and the human cost of Churchill’s greatest misjudgement.

  • Originally broadcast on BBC Four
  • Presented by renowned historian David Reynolds FBA, Professor at Christ’s College Cambridge

 

Product Details

Region:
  • 2
Number of Discs:
  • 1
Main Language:
  • English
Run Time:
  • 120 mins approx.
Studio:
  • Simply Media
Theatrical Release Year:
  • 2011
Certificate:
  • E

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