Doc Zone Love, Hate and Propaganda: Truth and Total War (Part 4 of 6)

Doc Zone Love, Hate and Propaganda: Truth and Total War (Part 4 of 6)

Germany and Japan have mastery of the seas and control of the major theatres of war. But by 1943, the tide is changing and both countries will have to change their messaging accordingly to reflect a new emerging reality. Truth and Total War explores how "total war" proves to be a major turning point for all combatants and how the stories told on all sides have to be adjusted. For the British and Canadians, an attempt to create some good news for the Allies by raiding the French seaside town of Dieppe turns into a terrible failure. What is supposed to be a propaganda coup for the Allies turns into a victory for Joseph Goebbels and the Nazi propaganda machine. They parade captured Canadians on German newsreels. Meanwhile the Canadian high command is obliged to confirm that their losses are greater than they had initially admitted. In Nazi-occupied France, a brutal roundup of Jewish families sends a shiver through French society. Among them 10-year-old Marie-Jelène will become a symbol of the horrors of anti-semitism. How far will the French go in tolerating Nazi atrocities? On the Russian front, young German soldiers realize with growing horror that they may never see Germany again: their attack on Stalingrad has failed and for the first time in the war, the German army is forced to surrender. For propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels it's time for a new campaign : Germany is no longer winning and it is henceforth the duty of every German to fight to the death.

  • 2010
  • 00:42:25
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013
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