Directed by Hermann Pölking-Eiken • Documentary • 2018 • 50 minutes
After the occupation of Czechoslovakia, the world holds its breath and waits to see if Hitler will risk European peace. He will, safeguarded by the Hitler-Stalin pact, and invades Poland. Inevitably, Great Britain and France declare war, and Hitler is perplexed, in spite of all warnings, but continues anyway. The West is passive, and soon Hitler reaches the summit of military power. Almost the entire continent of Europe is under Germany’s control. In the East, however, things look harsh: incredible distances, unlimited manpower and above all, the very, very cold winter in Russia.