WW2

February 2016
46:04

S1 Ep2

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The British fought the Second World War to defeat Hitler. Historian David Reynolds asks why then, did they spend so much of the conflict battling through North Africa and Italy? Reynolds reassesses Winston Churchill's conviction that the Mediterranean was the 'soft underbelly' of Hitler's Europe. Travelling to Egypt and Italian battlefields like Cassino, scene of some of the worst carnage in western Europe, he shows how, in reality, the 'soft underbelly' became a dark and dangerous obsession fo...
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1942 And The Soft Underbelly

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The British fought the Second World War to defeat Hitler. Historian David Reynolds asks why then, did they spend so much of the conflict battling through North Africa and Italy? Reynolds reassesses Winston Churchill's conviction that the Mediterranean was the 'soft underbelly' of Hitler's Europe. Travelling to Egypt and Italian battlefields like Cassino, scene of some of the worst carnage in Western Europe, Reynolds shows how, in reality, the 'soft underbelly' became a dark and dangerous obsess...
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