Seeing the war through German eyes

Generation War - Our Mothers, Our Fathers
Generation War - Our Mothers, Our Fathers
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Generation War, Our Mothers, Our Fathers, Saturday, 9pm, BBC 2:

This new series from Germany is the first foreign language show to premiere on the channel since The Kingdom back in 2001.

The three-part series explores the Second World War from the perspective of five German friends, and has picked up a lot of critical acclaim in its native land, as well as comparisons to the acclaimed Band of Brothers.

Sue Deeks, BBC Head of Programme Acquisition, said: “Generation War has a truly epic sweep and emotionally compelling narrative - we are delighted to show this critically acclaimed and thought-provoking series.”