World War II - Behind Closed Doors

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  • Joseph Stalin, the supreme leader of the Soviet Union, was a tyrant responsible for the death of millions. Yet, at the height of World War II, he also had some unlikely relationships and closed door discussions with not only Allied leaders like Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt but also Adolf Hitler and the Nazis. This February, BBC Video™ reveals the true nature of these meetings and how they shaped the world today with the 2-disc DVD release - World War II: Behind Closed Doors. From award-winning filmmaker Laurence Rees (Auschwitz: The Nazis and the Final Solution, Nazis: A Warning From History), this ambitious six-part docudrama utilizes exclusive, recently discovered evidence from archives in Germany, Britain, Russia, U.S. and Poland which reveal actual conversations and secret meetings Stalin conducted with Roosevelt, Churchill and Hitler. Dramatically reconstructed by a superb international cast including Bob Gunton (24, Desperate Housewives), World War II: Behind Closed Doors features fascinating documentary footage and first- hand accounts from eyewitnesses. Some of these unbelievable stories come from members of Stalin’s secret police who appear on camera for the first time to shed light on these world-shaping meetings. Additionally, this gripping series is based on facts that have been accurately sourced and checked by key academic scholars. A must-own DVD for any history enthusiast’s library, this 2-disc set also features a bonus interview with Rees.