What the Nazis Really Thought w/t – The programme is based on research conducted by a team of leading German and Austrian historians scientists who have collated and analysed the verbatim conversations of German prisoners of war.
This unprecedented record of loose talk between battle-hardened soldiers was secretly recorded while they were incarcerated in British POW camps during WW2. Uncensored and unmediated by any self-editing or interrogation, these stolen conversations provided key intelligence that helped the Allied war effort and reveal in more chilling detail than ever an insight into the hearts and minds of the German fightesr.
In total, over 100,000 hours of these secrets recordings were made. Only now have they all been declassified, researched and cross referenced. They represent a startling new body of evidence with which to revisit events of the war and show how Nazi ideology and brutality was embraced by the Generals, officers and rank and file of the German army; perhaps the most damning proof yet of their complicity in Nazi war crimes.
Channel: Channel 4
Producer: October Films
Source: Channel 4 press release