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Dunkirk was very poor..... did anyone else see the Soviet IL 2, ground attack aircraft attacking the Dunkirk beaches, in one of the black and white 'actual' combat footage sequencesphylo_roadking wrote:3/"dumbed down" the BBC's history output; so they retaliated with more "docudramas" but they have to have a populist element to them. Like the ambitious - but [email protected] - "Dunkirk" series.
I didn't get to see that one unfortunately. I have read Metelmann's book though (Through Hell for Hitler) many years ago and found it very interesting indeed. I would like to read his new book also.Fallschirmjager ! wrote:Going back to the excellent TimeWatch series the “Through Hell For Hitler” episode stands out as a particularly good one. This programme follows A Panzer Veterans exploits into Russia and also how he grew up surrounded by National Socialism. The sections in which the panzer veteran (Henry Metelmann) narrates and explains his actions and reflects on them is truly fantastic.
I found my self warming to him despite some of the things he had done and his ability to admit cowardice in certain situations took real guts. Highly recommended
According to the program, Hess admitted to faking his apparent amnesia and pretending to not recognise certain individuals (including Goering and his own personal secretaries).phylo_roadking wrote: He didn't recognise various witnesses brought to confirm his identity (usually a formality)