War Documentary hosted by Veronika Hyks, published by Discovery Channel in 1999 – English narration
These are the men and women who saw it all. Extraordinary, powerful first-hand accounts of the Second World War. Tales from Auschwitz, Special Operations, war correspondents, resistance fighters and the Jewish Brigade reveal personal experiences of war that shatter all illusions.
A British prisoner who survived Auschwitz and describes his life there. An undercover agent captured by the Nazis, whose prison camp experiences were used to indict war criminals. A British soldier tortured by the Gestapo who lived to become a dedicated Nazi hunter. A war correspondent who inadvertently stumbled on preparations for the invasion of Poland. A fighter with the Jewish Brigade, torn between humanity and army regulations. An undercover resistance fighter who time and again braved the Germans face to face. Featuring rare archival footage and photographs, these stories and others provide an intense and valuable human document of the war, unlike any seen or heard before.
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1) Escape from Auschwitz
Taken prisoner during the African campaign, Arthur Dodd was one of the few prisoners of war to find himself dispatched to the hellish concentration camps of Auschwitz. A witness to the inhumane treatment of prisoners by the Nazis, he managed to take part in a prison escape and assisted Polish partisans in sabotaging the camp’s generator. Recaptured and returned to the camp, Dodd would later be forced to participate in the ‘death march’ as the Nazis retreated from the advancing allies, attempting to destroy any evidence of their acts before leaving. The horrors witnessed and endured by Dodd were only magnified when he returned home to a disbelieving nation. Leon Greenman, a British Jew in Auschwitz at the same time as Dodd, offers his own powerful testimony of the time.
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Published on: Jan 04, 2016 @ 20:47