World War Two

Following a high-octane overview, we look at key questions including Chamberlain's policy of appeasement and the justification for deploying nuclear weapons against Japan. We also explore life on the home front and question which of the allies deserves most credit for victory.

2.1 World War Two (in One Take) - A highly engaging overview of World War Two in six minutes!

2.2 Was appeasement a mistake? - We visit a British cabinet debate in December 1938 to scrutinise British Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain's policy of appeasement towards Hitler.

2.3 How did life change on the Home Front? - An illuminating interview in London during the Blitz with a young woman employed as a manual labourer at an East London factory.

2.4 Who deserves most credit amongst the Allies for victory? - Russia, USA and Great Britain all take turns to put forward their argument for being recognised as the most important ally in the Second World War.

2.5 Is it possible to justify the dropping of atomic bombs on Japan? - President Truman defends his decision to drop atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki against competing opinions.

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