Crusade in Europe (1949– )

Prelude to War 

The surrender at Reims ended the major phase of the European Theater of WWII. The film dissolves from the surrender to Hitler in his early years of power, follows the rise of Nazism through... See full summary »

Writers:

Dwight D. Eisenhower (book), Fred Feldkamp (adapted from the book)

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Neville Chamberlain ... Self (archive footage)
Winston Churchill ... Self (voice)
Édouard Daladier ... Self (archive footage)
Dwight D. Eisenhower ... Self (archive footage)
Joseph Goebbels ... Self (archive footage)
Hermann Göring ... Self (archive footage)
Rudolf Hess ... Self (archive footage)
Heinrich Himmler ... Self (archive footage)
Adolf Hitler ... Self (archive footage)
Alfred Jodl Alfred Jodl ... Self (archive footage)
Maurice Joyce Maurice Joyce ... Dwight D. Eisenhower (voice)
Douglas MacArthur ... Self (archive footage)
Vyacheslav Molotov ... Self (archive footage)
Benito Mussolini ... Self (archive footage)
Walter Bedell Smith ... Self (archive footage)
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The surrender at Reims ended the major phase of the European Theater of WWII. The film dissolves from the surrender to Hitler in his early years of power, follows the rise of Nazism through the Munich Pact, the attack on Poland, the fall of France, and the Battle of Britain. Written by Col_Hessler

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Documentary | News | War

Certificate:

TV-PG
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The narration and film imply that the Germans used paratroops in Poland, when they actually held them back, for the element of surprise, for the invasion of the Netherlands. See more »

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Release Date:

5 May 1949 (USA) See more »

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