on 3 August 2011
This is a well produced video for use in the IB / A-Level classroom: the narrative is punchy and accessible and the footage is well selected and effectively colourised. I was disappointed at the cursory treatment given to Mussolini's domestic policies (which are dealt with in just a few minutes). The main focus of the documentary is on his foreign policy and in particular his relationship with the Nazi regime. I find this a bit of a shame as so much is available on the World War Two era already. Nevertheless, to anyone studying World War Two it's a good documentary.