The titans of German industry – set to prosper under the Nazi government – dig deep in their pockets to fund Hitler’s rise to power.
The Austrian chancellor realizes too late that he has wandered into a trap, as Hitler delivers a devastating ultimatum.
Winston Churchill joins Neville Chamberlain for a farewell luncheon held in honour of Joachim von Ribbentrop: German Ambassador to England, soon to be Foreign Minister in the Nazi government – and future defendant at the Nuremberg trials.
Utterly gripping, The Order of the Day tells the story of the pivotal meetings which took place between the European powers in the run-up to the Second World War. A fascinating, moving, and at times farcical account of failed diplomacy, broken relationships, and the catastrophic momentum that leads to war.