The Dutch are shocked when the Germans bomb Rotterdam and invade their neutral country. But Germany follows with insidious conciliatory gestures that ease tensions. Germany gradually ... See full summary »

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Himself - Narrator (voice)
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Rita Boas-Koopman ...
Herself (as Rita Boas Koopman)
J.A.H.J.S. Bruins Slot ...
Himself (as J.A.H.J.S. Bruin Slot)
J.F. Bubberman-Boer ...
Herself
Eddy Christiani ...
Himself
Louis De Jong ...
Himself
Petra Eldering ...
Herself
Jan Kilkens ...
Himself
Jetty Paerl ...
Herself (as Yetje Pearl)
Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands ...
Himself - The Prince of the Netherlands (as H.R.H. Prince Bernhard the Prince of the Netherlands)
J.B. Roodbol ...
Himself
Florrie Rost van Tonningen ...
Herself (as Florrie Rost Van Toningen)
Arthur Seyss-Inquart ...
Himself (archive footage)
R.M. van der Veen ...
Himself
T. van Ralte ...
Himself (as T. Van Ralte)
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The Dutch are shocked when the Germans bomb Rotterdam and invade their neutral country. But Germany follows with insidious conciliatory gestures that ease tensions. Germany gradually exploits the populace with conscriptions, forced labor and deportation of Jewish citizens. Finally anticipating liberation as the Allies move westward, Dutch suffering intensifies. As the German propagandists had claimed, liberation brought devastation, not from warfare but from a brutal German embargo and intensified deportations. Written by David Foss

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13 March 1974 (UK)  »

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This episode discusses the defeat of the Allies at the Battle of Arnhem (September 17 - September 26, 1944). The narrator Laurence Olivier would later play Dr. Jan Spaander in A Bridge Too Far (1977), which featured a dramatisation of the battle. See more »

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Features The Eternal Jew (1940) See more »

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