WW2: Behind Closed Doors

this major series for the BBC / PBS was produced and directed by Laurence Rees, and used the wealth of Russian archive material that only became available after the fall of the berlin  wall, to detail the extraordinary links between the nazis, Stalin and the allies during WW2. Laurence had never worked with a composer on his previous series Auschwitz & The Nazis-A Warning From History, so it was a privilege to be chosen to score the entire project.

reflection upon the sacrifice of Polish soldiers fighting at monte cassino

the Soviets seize the Polish city of Livov from its nazi occupiers

soviet soldiers infiltrate the Polish army in order to subvert it from within

Stalin secretly approves the execution of thousands of Polish civilians

the daughter of a Polish officer - one of hundreds massacred by the Soviets in the forest of Katyn - describes the effect his killing had on her life

production company: BBC

editor: alan lygo

director / producer: laurence rees
drama + docu-drama
· mostly martha
· going down
· kickdown
· girl in the layby
· the ring
· ww2: behind closed doors
· the somme: from defeat to victory
· mummifying alan
· big bigger biggest
· engineering connections
· hunger in a world of plenty
· my brilliant brain
· the guggenheim
· under a coloured cap
· helicopter wars
· survival
· stars
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