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History Uncovered 10x52' by Cédric Condom, Bernard Georges, Christiane Ratiney, Philippe Saada, Mickael Gamrasni, Déborah Ford

Synopsis

Myths die hard, and the history of the 20th century is no exception to this rule. Even today, we hold popular beliefs that we take for Evangelical truths.

As such, we believe the Normandy landings were a tremendous victory for the Allies, Switzerland never took sides during WWII and Pope John Paul II would bring the Vatican into the modern age.

Of course these notions contain some truth, but they contradict the historical reality by denying its complexity. What if the truth were slightly different?

Through an exploration of great national or international myths, this full archive documentary collection revisits the key moments of the 20th century with a new perspective in order to provide a new, smarter and more subtle interpretation, bringing elements to light that have been forgotten or sometimes overshadowed.

Information

Direction: Cédric Condom, Bernard Georges, Christiane Ratiney, Philippe Saada, Mickael Gamrasni, Déborah Ford

Production: Cinétévé for ARTE France

Genre: History

Available versions: French, English

Episodes

Season 1

Episode 1: Hitler, a military genius?

Episode 2: Hiroshima caused Japan to surrender?

Episode 3: The Marshall Plan saved Europe?

Episode 4: Mao, founder of modern China?

Season 2

• Episode 1: The British Empire: a Model of Decolonization?

• Episode 2: D-Day: a Resounding Victory or Stroke of Luck?

• Episode 3: Ronald Reagan, the Great Winner of the Cold War?

• Episode 4: Switzerland and WWII: Neutrality or Double-Dealing?

• Episode 5: John Paul II, a Modern or Conservative Pope?

• Episode 6: The Denazification of Germany, a Failure?

Awards

FIPADOC
The episode "The Marshall Plan saved Europe?" is selected in the "Les remarqués" category

Screening Room

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