WWII Behind Closed Doors: Stalin, the Nazis and the West

  • 2009
  • TV Show
  • TV-PG

The backroom dealings of Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Joseph Stalin during WWII are explored via documentary segments and dramatic re-creations.

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Season 1, Episode 2 Cracks in the Alliance (Autumn 1941 to December 1943)

First Aired: May 13, 2009

The tenuous alliance of Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin is examined. Included: the first meeting between Churchill and Roosevelt, on Aug. 12, 1942, which found each side sizing up the other, and Churchill promising to launch an offensive in North Africa. Also: Roosevelt's attempt to meet secretly with Stalin, which he scuttled after Churchill learned of the plan; the 1943 Tehran summit of all three leaders in which Churchill and Stalin used matchsticks to mark Poland's post-war boundaries.

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  • Premiered: May 6, 2009
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: The backroom dealings of Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Joseph Stalin during WWII are explored via documentary segments and dramatic re-creations. (more)

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