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How Hitler Lost the War (1989)

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Through interviews with former World War II fighter aces, "How Hitler Lost the War" examines the theory that the German Armed Forces substantially won and then lost the war in Europe before... See full summary »

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Through interviews with former World War II fighter aces, "How Hitler Lost the War" examines the theory that the German Armed Forces substantially won and then lost the war in Europe before 1942. That had it not been for the political and military mistakes of Adolf Hitler, the United States would have had to stand alone against a Nazi Europe allied with an even more powerful Japan, and face a future that is barely imaginable. Written by Anthony Hughes <husnock31@hotmail.com>

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Brief, but a decent overview, with valuable interviews
18 November 2003 | by (Towson, Maryland) – See all my reviews

I recently wrote a term paper on the topic of this video, and then discovered this video at my local library after having almost completed my research and written the majority of my paper. This video gives a very good, brief outline of Hitler's trail of mistakes, so for someone mildly interested in this topic, or who is just looking for an introduction to this topic, I would highly recommend it.

Since it is limited to just over an hour, and because it begins with an introduction to Hitler's rise to power, it doesn't really have enough time to discuss any of Hitler's mistakes in depth. However, the film has actual interviews with several WWII veterans from both sides of the war, a few of them who knew Hitler as personally as any one could, that offer their interpretations of Hitler's actions, and their theories behind his reasoning. Since many of these veterans are no longer alive, I think this is a fairly valuable resource, and I would recommend it to those interested in this area.


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