This meticulously assembled film dissects the Third Reich with an analytical blade, charting Hitler's improbable rise, his mastery of crowd psychology and his consummate skill in exploiting others' weaknesses.
At the end of the 1930s, Hitler ordered the construction of a special train that could transport him around safely and appease his growing paranoia. A veritable fortress on rails, this ... See full summary »
The old saying of the victors writing history comes to the fore once again with Hitler Circle of Evil.
The cheesy, sensationalist title sets the stage for what is a highly emotive and shallow piece of docu-tainment.
The basic outline of Htlers ascendancy is presented in a rather trite and dismissive manner. In particular, the Treaty of Versailles, which can best be described as usury on a grand scale is covered but the fault that lies with the allied powers in bankrupting Germany and helping to create the likes of Hitler is surprise, surprise, never properly examined.
Instead what we get is Hitler and his band of misfits rising from beer hall hooligans to well, political hooligans. Whilst there's an element of truth in this it fails conspicuously to acknowledge the economic recovery Hitler ushered in. Not everything the Nazi's did was inept or necessarily negative but this of course is not what this series is all about.
Anyone with a serious academic or even non professional but well read background in history wont find this more than bemusing. Five our of ten from me.
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