An exceptional, marvellous testimony of the First World War


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The madness of war has rarely been shown on television this closely.

Hauke Friederichs

(Time Online)

A moving and sometimes gripping documentary stitched into a powerful shared narrative. You had to remind yourself whose side you were on.

Phil Hogan

(The Guardian)

Ambition and virtuosity know no boundaries. We ride a rollercoaster of emotions, as if we are not supposed to understand history but rather to live it ourselves.

Hans Beerekamp

(NRC Handelsblad)

The Story of the Netherlands

The Story of the Netherlands is the very, very most amusing history class.

Erik Jonk

(Reporter for daily newspaper Metro)

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The Story of the Netherlands

The end result is a magnificent and informative television series, in which Dutch history comes alive in ten episodes.

Nienke Schipper

(Journalist for Trouw)

Generation of Change II

A real gem of historical cinema on a level, that is seldom reached on German television

Hendrik Steinkuhl

(Osnabrücker Zeitung)

Erich Mielke, Master of Fear

A long overdue documentary, that proves how easily fear deprives people of their freedom.

Maria Ossowski

(RBB Culture Radio)

Erich Mielke, Master of Fear

The film does not puff Erich Mielke up into a monster, but precisely exposes his perverse core: the desire for power and its abuse.

Lutz Pehnert

(ARD Information)

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