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People’s Century (Parts 4-6)

Synopsis
A history of 20th century in 26 parts as seen from the point of view of ordinary people who have lived through the events. Includes interviews and extensive archive footage.
4 (producer: Daniel Brittain-Catlin): Looks at the growing tensions in the years between the two world wars. Survivors of World War 1 wondered what their friends had died for, and by the 1920s, growing nationalism and inflation had once again destabilised Europe. In Germany Nazism was on the rise; ex-Nazi Karl Nagerl remembers Adolf Hitler’s appeal to young Germans.
5 (producer: Mark Davis): Shows the growth of mass spectator sports and their appropriation by more sinister political and financial interests; by 1930 football had become a focus for national identity as well as a highly profitable enterprise. The Nazis mounted the Olympic Games in 1936 as an opportunity to advertise Aryan supremacy.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. b&w/col. 165 min.
Year of production
1995
Availability
out of distribution
Notes
Broadcast on BBC1 from 4/10/95.
Documentation
Accompanying book available separately.
Subjects
History
Keywords
history of the 20th century; Queen Victoria; Russian revolution; social history; World War 1

Credits

Producer
Daniel Brittain-Catlin; Graham Chedd; Mark J Davis
Contributor
Peter Pagnamenta

Sections

Title
1919: lost peace
Synopsis
4 (producer: Daniel Brittain-Catlin): Looks at the growing tensions in the years between the two world wars. Survivors of World War 1 wondered what their friends had died for, and by the 1920s, growing nationalism and inflation had once again destabilised

Title
1930: sporting fever
Synopsis
5 (producer: Mark Davis): Shows the growth of mass spectator sports and their appropriation by more sinister political and financial interests; by 1930 football had become a focus for national identity as well as a highly profitable enterprise. The Nazis

Title
1924: on the line

Production Company

Name

BBC Television

Distributor

Name

BBC Home Video

 

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