Swansea-born writer and broadcaster Wynford Vaughan-Thomas recalls his time spent in Germany in 1937. In this clip, he gives a first-hand account of watching Adolf Hitler deliver a speech to over 100,000 Germans packed into a stadium, with archive film of the event. Vaughan-Thomas was one of the BBC's most distinguished war correspondents during World War Two.
Students could watch this clip and then evaluate Hitler’s oratory skills. They could consider how Hitler used power and propaganda to influence the mindset of the German people. Learners could then look at other Nazi rallies and their significance and discuss whether they found the rallies terrifying or mesmerising.