WW II behind closed doors : Stalin, the Nazis and the West

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  • The series utilizes evidence gained from conversations and secret meetings Stalin conducted plus dramatic reconstructions sourced from archive material to reveal how world leaders during the Second World War decided the future shape of the post-war world. Includes documentary footage, dramatic reconstructions, and interviews.


  • Based on the book by Laurence Rees.
  • Originally broadcast on television in 2008 in 6 episodes; broadcast in the U.S. in 3 parts in 2009 by KCET; produced by BBC and MS Films, Poland.
  • Special feature: interview with Laurence Rees.
  • DVD.
  • In English, Russian, and German; with English subtitles.


  • disc 1. episodes 1-3 -- disc 2. episodes 4-6
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