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Das Auto: The Germans, Their Cars and Us

Documentary examining Germany's automobile industry. Historian Dominic Sandbrook examines the contrasting fortunes of the British and German car industries.

Documentary examining Germany's economic power and the automobile industry at the heart of it. Across the world, the badges of Volkswagen, Audi, BMW and Mercedes inspire immediate awe.

Even in Britain, where memories of Second World War run deep, we can't resist the appeal of a German car. By contrast, our own industry is a shadow of its former self.

Historian Dominic Sandbrook asks what it is we got wrong, and what the Germans got so right.

1 hour

Last on

Fri 23 Aug 2013 00:50


Role Contributor
Presenter Dominic Sandbrook
Executive Producer Lucy Hetherington
Director Fatima Salaria
Producer Fatima Salaria
Writer Dominic Sandbrook


  • Sun 4 Aug 2013 21:00
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