Blood And Iron: The Story Of The German War Machine Episode 1-3
A three part mini-series showing the development of German industrial might throughout the 20th century and how Germany became a central foe of Western powers in the world wars that dominated the first half of 20th century life. In Episode 1 THE GREAT WAR COMES takes the viewer back to the early days of German industrial development in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the development of its overwhelmingly impressive armaments industry, including major ocean-going battleships and the planes that would become part of World War I lore. It culminates in the use of Germany's massive weaponry in World War I, the great war that killed millions in the greatest and most widespread conflagration the world had ever known. In Episode 2 FATAL ALLIANCES uses rare footage to show the development of Germany's war machine throughout the 1920s and 1930s, and how it led into World War II. In Episode 3 From NUREMBERG TO NATO starts with the destruction of Germany in the waning days of World War II. Germany's industrial might was no more, but Germany began the process of what became known as an "economic miracle," in which Germany would become once again Europe's leading industrial power. Germany became divided. The Cold War forced the Western powers to integrate West Germany (the Federal Republic) into NATO's military structure.