Frederick the Great and the Enigma of Prussia

Sep 24, 2023 | History, Videos

Adolf Hitler spent his final days in the Fuhrerbunker beneath the streets of Berlin in 1945, with the Russian army closing in and WWII coming to a close. In these moments, Hitler was inspired by the portrait of Frederick The Great, King of Prussia, which hung on the wall. The deeds of this German leader had resounding repercussions throughout history.

Frederick The Great was the driving force behind transforming Prussia into a powerful military state in the 18th century. He is also credited with creating unified Germany for the first time in 19th century. It was this iron kingdom that provided inspiration for Hitler’s Nazi regime – but it came at a cost to Fredrick’s reputation and Prussia itself.

Now, historian Christopher Clark has re-examined this colourful and controversial figure with an absorbing documentary film. Viewers will gain insight into Frederick’s achievements, while asking questions about his legacy and what it means today. From his innovative reforms to his many wars on foreign soil, Frederick The Great left an indelible mark on world history – one well worth exploring through this thought-provoking documentary.

Don’t miss your chance to explore this pivotal moment in history – watch Frederick The Great today!

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