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Nuremberg: The Trial of the Nazi War Criminals

Episode 12 - Glory or Disgrace

March 1946 and it’s time to hear the Defence Case. Goering is first into the witness box but he seems unashamed, proud of what the Nazis achieved. His duel with the prosecutors begins and they have to outwit him, have to find a way to demolish his attempt at martyrdom.

Once in the witness box, Hermann Goering, unlike the other defendants, doesn’t pretend to be ignorant of what went on or claim that his signature was faked. He is proud of what the Nazi Regime achieved for Germany and intends to go down in a blaze of Wagnerian martyrdom. This wrong-foots Jackson during his cross-examination but when Maxwell-Fyfe takes over, he forces Goering to admit to the shabby, gangsterism of the Nazi machine. Starring Nigel Lindsay as Hermann Goering and Forbes Masson as Sir David Maxwell-Fyfe.

Gustav Gilbert - ED STOPPARD
Robert H Jackson - JOSEPH MYDELL
Hermann Goering - NIGEL LINDSAY
Sir Geoffrey Lawrence - NICHOLAS WOODESON
Sir David Maxwell-Fyfe - FORBES MASSON
Julius Streicher - HENRY GOODMAN
Court Marshall - JASPER BRITTON

Sound Designer - ADAM WOODHAMS
Studio Manager - MARK SMITH
Casting Director - GINNY SCHILLER
Original Score - METAPHOR MUSIC
Writer and Director - JONATHAN MYERSON

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Nuremberg: The Trial of the Nazi War Criminals
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