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OAITW r.2.0

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Mon Jan 24, 2022, 05:51 PM Jan 2022

Netflix - "Munich - The Edge of War"

I watched this movie/docudrama last night. It was a powerful story about Neville Chamberlain's decision to seek peace and capitulation with Hitler when he signed a treaty to allow Germany to annex Czechoslovakia in 1938.

Jeremy Iron was superb in his acting role of Neville Chamberlain.....he captured the essence of the British PM in this moment. There was a parallel storyline of 2 young friends - 1 German and 1 Brit - who knew Hitler's true intentions and had the document that laid out Hitler's plan for Europe.

While history has not been kind to Chamberlain's actions, a key point of this treaty was that it bought the Allies time to restart their war machines which would have been much more problematic had Chamberlain decided to draw the line with the invasion of Czechoslovakia.

One of the better historical drama's that I recommend....it was well produced and gave me new insight as to how the political events shaped the world as WW2 started to become reality.

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Bookmarking PortTack Jan 2022 #1
Reminded me of what is happening in the US these days. Good movie, loved walkingman Jan 2022 #2
i still think 'dead ringers' is the creepiest movie ever. mopinko Jan 2022 #4
Love that series also. walkingman Jan 2022 #5
Thanks for the reccomendation Sherman A1 Jan 2022 #3
Already in my queue. GentryDixon Jan 2022 #6
I watched this morning based on your recommendation. GentryDixon Jan 2022 #7
Glad you liked it! OAITW r.2.0 Jan 2022 #8
If you have Amazon Prime or MHZChoce.... GentryDixon Jan 2022 #9
You might really like "Occupied" OAITW r.2.0 Jan 2022 #11
I think one of the interesting things I noticed was the parallel bluecollar2 Jan 2022 #10
I just watched it and it's very good nuxvomica Jan 2022 #12
Well done, I just watched it. Tx for posting. 'What's Past Is Prologue' appalachiablue Feb 2022 #13

OAITW r.2.0

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8. Glad you liked it!
Tue Jan 25, 2022, 08:28 PM
Jan 2022

These docudramas help to add context to these historical events. I've certainly read a lot about Neville Chamberlain's role in the run up to WW2, but this movie helped in understanding the man's character and motivations..


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9. If you have Amazon Prime or MHZChoce....
Tue Jan 25, 2022, 09:35 PM
Jan 2022

An excellent series I watched it on MHZ was Weissinsee Saga. It's the history of two families from behind the Iron Curtain in 1980s East Berlin.

It was so good. German production, subtitled on MHZ, not sure about Prime, 4 seasons. I hated for it to end. 🙂

OAITW r.2.0

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11. You might really like "Occupied"
Fri Jan 28, 2022, 11:14 PM
Jan 2022

It was about oil / Russian invasion of Norway, and how Norway reacted. I hope there is another season. I believe it is on Netflix...


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10. I think one of the interesting things I noticed was the parallel
Wed Jan 26, 2022, 08:13 AM
Jan 2022

Between what happened in Munich and what is happening today is that in Munich, Chekoslovakia wasn't part of the discussions...

Today, the Ukraine has replaced Chekoslovakia.


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12. I just watched it and it's very good
Mon Jan 31, 2022, 08:39 AM
Jan 2022

Not as dry an historical drama as one might expect. And it makes a strong point about antisemitism, as the German character goes from dismissing it's significance to realizing it's a flashing red warning sign of evil.


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13. Well done, I just watched it. Tx for posting. 'What's Past Is Prologue'
Wed Feb 9, 2022, 12:21 AM
Feb 2022

as Shakespeare wrote in The Tempest.

- National Archives, Wash. D.C.

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