A look at the German reoccupation of the Rhineland, explaining the background of this demilitarised zone set up under the Treaty of Versailles. The Rhineland had acted as a buffer between France and Germany, and the invasion therefore placed France under direct threat. The film raises the question of what Britain's response to this will be.
Taking on the role of a spokesman for the Nazi government, students could write three statements, to France, Britain, and the German people, explaining the reasons for occupying the Rhineland despite this breaking the Treaty of Versailles. What different messages would be presented to each group?