Countdown to War 1989
Based on a play, the story details the dramatic negotiations between UK, France, Poland, Nazi-Germany and USSR from the day Czechoslovakia fell, until Britain's declaration of war on Germany caused by Hitler's invasion of Poland.

This drama - the true story of events, based on official records and private letters and diaries - reveals the arguments and political manoeuvres of Europe's leaders as they struggle to work out what their rivals and allies are up to. Hitler is shown as a subtle tactician. But he made a misjudgement when he invaded Poland. He was convinced that Britain and France would not fight. History proved him wrong. Countdown to War shows just how close he came to being right.

DVD5 | NTSC 4:3 | 01:17:45 | 2.99 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: none
Genre: Drama, History, War

Director: Patrick Lau
Cast: Ian McKellen, Michael Aldridge, Tony Britton, John Woodvine, Peter Vaughan
Country: UK

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