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[DVD Review] World War 2: Behind Closed Doors

If World War 2: Behind Closed Doors proves anything, it’s that cable television has little left to say about our most televised war (which is quite an impressive feat, considering how many wars have happened since the advent of television). With the absolute glut of History Channel documentaries about D-day and the bizarre details of Hitler’s personal life out there, Behind Closed Doors doesn’t exactly have its work cut out for it. But even if the program doesn’t greatly alter our understanding of the greatest generation’s war, it does provide some insight into some of less overexposed aspects of the conflict, in particular some of the shady dealings that went on between the Soviet Union, Britain, the United States and even Germany. In short, everyone kind of screwed over Poland.

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