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War months WW2 - Prelude 1

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Published on Feb 9, 2008

This is not just another film about war. Inevitably some sceens of war acts occur, but its emphasis lays on people - civilians and soldiers , british. french, germans, italians and other - what they endured, and how they reacted.

The series ends at the most critical time for Britain, the only european nation which still withstood the mighty Nazi-Germany and now was frightfully near the breakingpoint.

Forget that you know, how the war ended, and these videos will give you a better understanding of the anciety, stress and sorrow, war means to people, and of some gallows humour too.

These videos focus on the british - and with good reason. Britain fought the whole war from day one until the end - for freedom for all of Europe.
When the war ended, the british economy lay in ruins, and Britain was near bankrupcy. It took many years to regain a healthy british economy and a standard of living, which matched that of many of the european nations, that had benefitted from Britains costly war effort.

This does'nt mean - as we all know - that there not were other nations, that suffered much more than Britain. Their sad story has been told - and shall be told time after time.

This story may be seen as a token of eternal gratitude towards Great Britain from an ordinary dane, who was five years old, when the war ended and who also think thankfully and proudly on the many danes, who volunteered to fight in british service - in the navy, airforce and army.
Many lived and many died.
The highest ranking among them was RAF-Wingcommander Kaj Birksted DFC DSO OBE and Major in Special Boat Service (commando-force) Anders Lassen, who fought all five years in british service and took part in many precarious raids behind enemy lines, and who lost his life as late as April 9th 1945 during a fire fight. Anders Lassen was one of WW2's highest awarded soldiers and was posthumous awarded The Victoria Cross.

If you already have started the playlist "War Months 1939 - 1941", You don't need to read the following lines.

Else:

To see all videos of the series: Click on "olfux" and choose "playlists". "War Months 1939 - 1941" is at the bottom of the row. Here all 36 videos are arranged in a proper order.

Carl Vendler

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