DIANNE BUT­LER OUT OF THE BOX

OLIVER STONE: THE UN­TOLD STORY OF THE US, His­tory Chan­nel, 7.30pm

Herald Sun - Switched On - - Tuesday -

TONIGHT’S the sec­ond episode and it looks at Stalin’s re­la­tion­ship with Churchill and Roo­sevelt, es­pe­cially to­wards the end of WWII, and con­sid­ers Rus­sia’s sac­ri­fice to the war. This opens in Jan­uary 1943, as Roo­sevelt and Churchill met in Casablanca, with­out Stalin, but shortly af­ter Time mag­a­zine had named Stalin Man of the Year. There’s also a domestic fo­cus here — the Demo­cratic con­ven­tion in 1944, the mass strikes and the freeze on wages as cor­po­rate prof­its, driven by the war, soared. Com­pelling.

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