Hitler's Death Army - Das Reich

Thursday 20 June 08.00pm

Cert 16Cert 16
Hitler's Death Army - Das Reich

WHEN TO WATCH

  1. Thursday 20 June at 08.00pm

    Episode 1

  2. Thursday 20 June at 09.00pm

    Episode 2

  3. Tuesday 25 June at 08.00pm

    Episode 1

Synopsis

6 June 1944, D-Day. As the Allies storm the beaches of Normandy, Hitler orders the return of the Das Reich, the infamous Panzer elite division best known for its mass murders in the Ukraine and in Belarus, based at that time in southwest of France. Its mission: to push the Allies back into the Atlantic and turn the tide of the conflict in favor of the Germans. The SS division, with 15,000 men and more than 200 tanks, faces relentless attacks from the Resistance as it moves north through France. Along the way, it conducts vicious reprisals and massacres of civilians (Oradour-sur-Glane, Tulle. The film will retrace the last year of Hitler's death squad and their crimes against humanity. We will follow the everyday lives of these SS officers, their recruitment and training on the Eastern Front, and try to understand who exactly were these men who perpetrated the massacres.

Episodes

Season 1
  • Hitler's Death Squad

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    A chronicle of the vicious and relentless death squad responsible for the deaths of thousands leads to Hitler's Final Solution of mechanized slaughter.

  • Episode 1

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    In the final year of the Second World War, the infamous Panzer elite division Das Reich was known for its mass murders on the Eastern Front.

    Next Showing
    Thursday 20 June at 08.00pm
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    On National Geographic
    Next Showing
    Tuesday 25 June at 08.00pm
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    On National Geographic
  • Episode 2

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    With 15,000 men and more than 200 tanks, Das Reich took six days to reach Normandy from the south of France, massacring civilians along the way.

    Next Showing
    Thursday 20 June at 09.00pm
    Cert 16Cert 16
    On National Geographic
    Next Showing
    Tuesday 25 June at 09.00pm
    Cert 16Cert 16
    On National Geographic