From Prince Philip’s work in WWII, to the royal who was eager to get into the trenches
The Reichstag Fire helped set Hitler gain total power – but were the Nazis behind it?
You know the main events, but what about the hidden ones?
How did one man start the Cold War?
From Parliament battles, to the Yalta Conference, these are the days that shaped WWII.
There's far more to Prince Philip than many people realise.
The killing of the Fascist dictator has fuelled bizarre conspiracy theories.
A troubled man and an embarrassment to the Royal family... but was he a murder victim?
The attack on Dresden reduced this city to ruins. Were the Allies justified in doing it?
Should Churchill be revered, or condemned?
From Adolf’s Nazi-fighting nephew to the bizarre “life pod” built to keep Churchill safe…
Should Hitler’s wife be thought of as a tragic figure, or a callous character?
What Winston Churchill called “the greatest American battle of the war” began…
Paranoid theory or ugly truth?
Did British PM Neville Chamberlain do the right thing when he negotiated with Hitler?
Is it unthinkable to question his reputation?
It sparked a sexual revolution...
Today in 1942, the hellish battle began.
Who would you have voted for?
From Hitler's big showpiece to the first doping scandal.
He knew about slave labour. Should his reputation have been trashed?
The lingering mysteries from three of the war’s great battles...
A symbol of Allied derring-do.
The daring breakout from Stalag Luft III.
The largest seaborne invasion in history.
It was the defeat that became a miraculous victory...
What it took to break free from Stalag Luft III…
Did the Fuhrer flee Germany to enjoy a long, peaceful retirement in South America?
You know it’s a forbidding, isolated fortress...
It wasn't simply the sheer scale of the killings, but the method behind the madness...
The 19th Century had a real rogues’ gallery of eerie killers…
Eva Schloss shares her extraordinary tale and memories of the tragic diarist, Anne Frank.
Jamie Theakston investigates whether the Nazis' were trying to build a UFO.
Telling the real stories of the CIA's covert operations.
Watch a clip from the Raiders of the Lost Past episode The Nazi Hunt for Atlantis.
Whatever the conflict, from the past to the present day, there always secrets to uncover.
From Nazi soldier to England football hero – the incredible story of Bert Trautmann.
Watch the trailer for the seminal world war classic; The World at War.
The 'Dunkirk Spirit' is said to have saved thousands of lives - but what really happened?
James Holland presents the lesser-told German point of view of the Battle of Britain
Investigating the profound effect USSR dictator Josef Stalin had on WWII.
Dunkirk is the ultimate, unforgettable portrayal of one of history's defining moments.
Dad's Army may have provided a comic portrayal but what was it like in the Home Guard?
Churchill was an inspirational but his relations with the top brass were often tempestuous
Richard Dale, director of D-Day documentary 6/6/44, explains how the programme was made.
In 1944, the Allies returned to France to take on Hitler's forces. Revisit this key moment
Profiles of WWII's most influential commanders who masterminded battles around the world
Were the atomic bombs really dropped to end WWII more quickly and were they justified?
1945 saw the end of the Second World War, it was to be a defining year.
Laurence Rees sheds light on the characters of those who participated in the Third Reich.
Before miniskirts, thighs were rarely seen away from the beach or the swimming pool.
The Mini Cooper first rolled off production lines in 1959.
During his National Service, Bailey bought his first camera, sparking a fresh career
Concorde cut the normal flight from London to New York, from 6 hours to just over 3!
The 1960s were a turbulent decade and 1968 was a turbulent year.
There have always been robbers but we didn't always have cops.
We explore the 50 years of globally divisive conflict between the US and the Soviet Union.
For the thousands of soldiers liberation was a dream that seemed to never come true.
The 1960s was the decade when the Brits went on holiday.
The 1960s were the golden age of jet air travel.
The reality was that for most people living in Britain the 1960s were not that groovy.
The Spirit of the Sixties season continues by focusing on the struggle for civil rights.
Victorian Farm sees Ruth Goodman sample the life of a Victorian farmer for a whole year.
A History of Modern Britain explores the true story of the decades since the end of WWII.
Many sons spend time with their dads building cardboard forts or model planes.
This film tells the story of Allies imprisoned at a Concentration Camp in WWII.
This two-part drama brings to life one of the most of the dramatic stories of WWII.
Escape from Sobibor details the largest ever escape of prisoners from a Nazi death camp.
During 1940 the Battle Of Britain was in full swing.
The Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA) played a vital role during World War II.
Traudl Junge started working for Hitler in 1942 when she was 22 years old.
Yesterday discovers the real stories behind the invisible war heroes.
Nazi Collaborators looks at the double life of the people that assited the Nazis.
Programme looking at the pivotal battle of World War II, presented by Ewan McGregor.
How the spirit of 1940s rationing affected all areas of British life during World War II.
Anita Dobson looks at how the people of Britain laughed and danced their way to victory.
A surivor of Dunkirk recalls the pressure to get married.
Charles Wait retraces his steps and makes his first trip aborad since Dunkirk.
Find out about the other story of the famous battle.
Dunkirk: The Forgotten Heroes commemorates the 70th anniversary of WWII.
Best known for being the only US president to have been impeached.
Andy Warhol's work led him to the forefront of the Pop Art Movement.
Frank Sinatra is best known for his sparkling blue eyes and smooth as velvet voice.
The 60's saw the height of the Cold War, but no where more acutely than in Berlin...
George Best wasn't just one of the greatest footballers, he was also a superstar.
One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. The Apollo mission shook the world.
The Munich air disaster took place on 6 February 1958, with the loss of 23 lives.
Historian James Holland examines how Britain felt at the end of the war.
Larry Butler investigates how WWII affected Britain and the relationship to her Empire.
WWII saw the development of soldiers dedicated to performing acts great courage...
How did World War Two come about and why? Dr Ben Smith examines the reasons.
Winston Churchill was the wittiest, and rudest, politician ever to grace the Commons!
We profile the dignified leader of the civil rights movement.
1966 Football World Cup captain, Bobby Moore was one of Britain's media darlings.
Young, glamorous and sexy, the US welcomed John F Kennedy as a breath of fresh air.
They were the greatest band the world had ever seen and the first boy band!
Love her or loathe her, there's no denying that she changed British politics forever.
Voted the greatest Briton in a BBC poll, Churchill was a force to be reckoned with.
A true Hollywood icon, Marilyn Monroe died in 1962 aged just 36.