World War II: Saving the Reality

About the Show

Documentary concerning Kenneth W Rendell's private museum in Boston which boasts the world's most comprehensive private collection of original World War II memorabilia. With narration by Dan Aykroyd, Rendell provides a guided tour of the museum's 30 exhibits, which chronicle the end of World War I and the rise of Nazism to the start of World War II and the fight in Europe and the Pacific. The period artefacts, both large and small, include Hitler Youth uniforms, a Japanese admiral's uniform, Field Marshall Montgomery's signature beret and even a Sherman tank. Some of the museum's more significant documents include General Patton's copy of Mein Kampf and his personal map of Sicily, the original order to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, and a revealing letter from Dwight Eisenhower to his wife.