Hitler’s Last Year

Hitler’s Last Year

From the D-Day landings on the 6th June 1944 to the surrender of the Third Reich on 8th May 1945, it took 353 days to bring down the Nazi regime. This documentary revisits the final eleven months that preceded Hitler’s defeat and equally uncovers historic episodes that still remain widely unknown. Today, how many know that the key aim of the Anglo-American strategy was to take over the industrial heart of Germany? How much is known about the terrible and murderous war fought on the Eastern Front? Who knows about the Allied military operations that also suffered their share of aberrations, errors and in-fighting, and who were met everywhere with the fierce opposition of the Wehrmacht? Based entirely on remastered and colourised archive footage, Hitler’s Last Year will immerse the viewer in the bitter reality of these eleven apocalyptic months. This ambitious 2x52’ film will compile unseen Russian, German and American archives, rare images of daily life along with footage of epic battles, in order to retrace the final events of a nightmarish war.

Director :
David Korn-Brzoza
Production :
Cinétévé
Broadcaster :
France 2
Year :
2015