Hitler's Bodyguard

Hitler's Bodyguard

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This history-themed Military Channel documentary series raises an intriguing question. Adolf Hitler caused the death of nearly 50 million people in various capacities, and virtually destroyed Germany under the guise of leading the nation to unmitigated triumph. He was so despised, in fact, that untold numbers of opponents wanted to kill him, and plotted to kill him.… See more details below

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Overview

This history-themed Military Channel documentary series raises an intriguing question. Adolf Hitler caused the death of nearly 50 million people in various capacities, and virtually destroyed Germany under the guise of leading the nation to unmitigated triumph. He was so despised, in fact, that untold numbers of opponents wanted to kill him, and plotted to kill him. But no one ever managed to do so before Hitler took his own life in a bunker in April 1945. This program asserts the notion that Hitler's bodyguards were chiefly responsible for helping him evade death -- and, over time, evolved from a ragtag group of unpolished thugs to some of the most feared secret police in the history of humankind. Via a wealth of historical footage and commentary, this program examines the roles and activities of those bodyguards, and the ways in which they protected the Führer from harm.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/02/2010
UPC:
0054961835492
Rating:
NR
Source:
Athena
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[B&W]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
10:11:00
Sales rank:
31,654

Special Features

20-page viewer's guide with highlights ; Questions to consider; Avenues for further learning; "Who's Who Among Hitler's Bodyguard"; A guide to Hitler's security units; "Killing Hitler in the Movies" filmography; Photo galleries

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Hitler's Bodyguard
1. Intro [1:06]
2. Dangerous Days [10:20]
3. Rival Protection Units [9:40]
4. Motocade Formation [7:44]
5. Führer Begleit Battalion [7:19]
6. Geshe Sent to Battle [10:21]
1. Intro [1:06]
2. Germany in Turmoil [10:20]
3. Early Supporters [9:40]
4. Attempted Coup [7:44]
5. New Prosperity [7:19]
6. Scandal [10:21]
1. Intro [1:06]
2. A Lone Fanatic [10:20]
3. SS Escort [9:40]
4. The Leibstandarte [7:44]
5. Himmler's Ambitions [7:19]
6. Economic Miracle, Brutal Dictatorship [10:21]
1. Intro [1:06]
2. Old Scores [10:20]
3. Brownshirts [9:40]
4. Death Lists [7:44]
5. The Blood Purge [7:19]
6. To Kill Röhm [10:21]
Disc #2 -- Hitler's Bodyguard
1. Intro [1:06]
2. Anti-Semitism [10:20]
3. A New Department [9:40]
4. Nuremburg Laws [7:44]
5. Search For Strasser [7:19]
6. Hitler and the Soviet Union [10:21]
1. Intro [1:06]
2. Into Austria [10:20]
3. Visiting Italy [9:40]
4. Plot Within a Plot [7:44]
5. Expansion and Peace [7:19]
6. Last Chance [10:21]
1. Intro [1:06]
2. Invasion! [10:20]
3. Close Call [9:40]
4. Walter Schellenberg [7:44]
5. The Elser Bomb Plot [7:19]
6. Moving West [10:21]
Disc #3 -- Hitler's Bodyguard
1. Intro [1:06]
2. Hitler's Favorite Car [10:20]
3. Safe Driving [9:40]
4. Upgrades and Airplanes [7:44]
5. Conquered Soil [7:19]
6. No Peace With Britain [10:21]
1. Intro [1:06]
2. Campaign Flights [10:20]
3. Total Secrecy [9:40]
4. First Visit to the Front [7:44]
5. Operation Barbarossa [7:19]
6. Ill-Fated Plot [10:21]
1. Intro [1:06]
2. The Führer's Special Train [10:20]
3. Secret Train Routes [9:40]
4. Train Bomb Scare [7:44]
5. Operation Foxley [7:19]
6. Failed Attempt [10:21]
Disc #4 -- Hitler's Bodyguard
1. Intro [1:06]
2. Building the Lair [10:20]
3. Protected [9:40]
4. The July Bomb Plot [7:44]
5. Behind the Plot [7:19]
6. Aftermath [10:21]
1. Intro [1:06]
2. The Mountain House [10:20]
3. Not Very Secure [9:40]
4. Maurice Bavaud and Russian Invasion [7:44]
5. Two More Attempts [7:19]
6. Last Visit [10:21]
1. Intro [1:06]
2. Building the Bunker [10:20]
3. Scorched Earth [9:40]
4. Pressure From the East [7:44]
5. Himmler [7:19]
6. Cyanide and a Bullet [10:21]

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