The War Lords

February 2015
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6. War Lords Anonymous

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Unlike the subjects of AJP Taylor's other lectures, Japan had no single figure to direct the war effort. Taylor considers Japan's reasons for entering the Second World War and examines the causes of their eventual defeat.
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5. Franklin D Roosevelt

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AJP Taylor examines Franklin Delano Roosevelt's role in the Second World War, explaining how personal decisions he made changed the course of the conflict, assessing his relationship with other Allied leaders and revealing the president's secret life.
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4. Stalin

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AJP Taylor, the renowned British historian, appraises the performance of World War II leaders, delivering his lectures to camera and without an autocue.
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3. Winston Churchill

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AJP Taylor tells the story of Winston Churchill's wartime career, and analyses his character and achievements. He is controversially outspoken about some of Churchill's failings: 'I suppose his greatest mistake was his refusal to take the dangers in the Far East seriously'. Taylor is equally frank in his assessments of Churchill's heroic successes: 'There have been two great war heroes in our history - Nelson and Wellington. Both in their different ways were the saviours of their country. Churc...
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2. Hitler

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The renowned and respected historian AJP Taylor analyses the career of Adolf Hitler - from the birth of his political career to his suicide in 1945 - in this series about the war lords of World War II.
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1. Mussolini

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AJP Taylor describes the careers of the 'war lords' who dominated the Second World War. This episode looks at Mussolini.
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