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The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich (1968)

"The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich" exposes the darkest chapter in history, from Adolf Hitler's rise to power as a Nazi demagogue to his ultimate fatal mistakes. Researchers spent ... See full summary »

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Ernst Hanfstaengl ...
Himself (as Ernst 'Putzi' Hanfstaengl)
Erich Kempka ...
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Hjalmar Schacht ...
Himself
William L. Shirer ...
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Kurt von Schuschnigg ...
Himself
Walter Warlimont ...
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"The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich" exposes the darkest chapter in history, from Adolf Hitler's rise to power as a Nazi demagogue to his ultimate fatal mistakes. Researchers spent decades uncovering shocking footage of war, carnage and genocide and examined government documents and interviews with Hitler's closest associates to discover how one man led his nation and the world into hell.

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His Purpose Was Nothing Short of Pure Evil. See more »


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6 March 1968 (USA)  »

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Ascensão e Queda do Terceiro Reich  »

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(3 Episodes)

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(Westrex Recording System)

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| (Eastmancolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Much of the filler music written by Lalo Schifrin for this program later showed up virtually unaltered, particularly in instrumentation, in his music for the US television series "Mission: Impossible". See more »

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Too Brief
17 April 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The only problem I have with this version is that it is way too abbreviated, and Richard Basehart is not the narrator! I saw a longer abbreviated version on TNT in the early 1990s, but have never been able to find it. The Wolper office at UC will not release the original 6 hour version for some very unexplainable reason. What a shame for such a great documentary. The person I spoke with on the phone did not give a reason for this. This is a great film version of Shirer's book with the same title. It is a great summary of life in Germany from 1918-1945, a period of unbelievable importance to today's world, a period which indeed did change the world.


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