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4 Things You Didn’t Know About Royals In The Military
4 Things You Didn’t Know About Royals In The Military

From Prince Philip’s work in WWII, to the royal who was eager to get into the trenches

Who Really Started The Reichstag Fire?
Who Really Started The Reichstag Fire?

The Reichstag Fire helped set Hitler gain total power – but were the Nazis behind it?

4 Times WWII Got Very, Very Weird
4 Times WWII Got Very, Very Weird

You know the main events, but what about the hidden ones?

The Man Who Started The Cold War
The Man Who Started The Cold War

How did one man start the Cold War?

Five Days That Defined World War Two
5 Days That Defined World War Two

From Parliament battles, to the Yalta Conference, these are the days that shaped WWII.

6 Things You Didn't Know About Prince Philip
6 Things You Didn't Know About Prince Philip

There's far more to Prince Philip than many people realise.

How did Mussolini really die?
How did Mussolini really die?

The killing of the Fascist dictator has fuelled bizarre conspiracy theories.

Episode 3: Prince George: Tragedy or Treason?
Ep3: Prince George: Tragedy or Treason?

A troubled man and an embarrassment to the Royal family... but was he a murder victim?

Can The Bombing Of Dresden Be Justified?
Can The Bombing Of Dresden Be Justified?

The attack on Dresden reduced this city to ruins. Were the Allies justified in doing it?

Churchill: Hero Or Villain?
Churchill: Hero Or Villain?

Should Churchill be revered, or condemned?

9 Weird World War Two Facts
9 Weird World War Two Facts

From Adolf’s Nazi-fighting nephew to the bizarre “life pod” built to keep Churchill safe…

Eva Braun – Innocent Or Complicit?
Eva Braun – Innocent Or Complicit?

Should Hitler’s wife be thought of as a tragic figure, or a callous character?

7 Things You Need To Know About The Battle Of The Bulge
7 Things You Need To Know About The Battle Of The Bulge

What Winston Churchill called “the greatest American battle of the war” began…

Did The US Let Pearl Harbor Happen?
Did the US let Pearl Harbor Happen?

Paranoid theory or ugly truth?

Was Chamberlain Right To Appease Hitler?
Was Chamberlain Right To Appease Hitler?

Did British PM Neville Chamberlain do the right thing when he negotiated with Hitler?

Simon Wiesenthal – Hero or Conman?
Simon Wiesenthal – Hero or Conman?

Is it unthinkable to question his reputation?

5 Things You Didn’t Know About The Blitz
5 Facts About The Blitz

It sparked a sexual revolution...

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Stalingrad
5 Things You Didn’t Know About Stalingrad

Today in 1942, the hellish battle began.

6 Olympics Scandals And Controversies
The Nazi Games And Other Olympics Controversies

From Hitler's big showpiece to the first doping scandal.

Was It Right For The US To Take In Wernher von Braun?
Was NASA Right To Recruit A Nazi Scientist?

He knew about slave labour. Should his reputation have been trashed?

Unearthing World War Two: The Battlefields
Unearthing WWII Battlefields

The lingering mysteries from three of the war’s great battles...

A Beginner’s Guide To The Dam Busting Bouncing Bombs
A Beginner’s Guide To Bouncing Bombs

A symbol of Allied derring-do.

Was the Great Escape a Reckless Mistake?
The Great Escape: Was It A Reckless Mistake?

The daring breakout from Stalag Luft III.

The Normandy Landings In Realtime Tweets
The D-Day Landings In Realtime

The largest seaborne invasion in history.

4 Reasons Why Dunkirk Was Such An Incredible Achievement
The Story Of The Dunkirk Evacuation

It was the defeat that became a miraculous victory...

6 Incredible Things You Need To Know About The Great Escape
6 Things You Need To Know About The Great Escape

What it took to break free from Stalag Luft III…

Did Hitler Survive World War Two?
Did Hitler Survive World War Two?

Did the Fuhrer flee Germany to enjoy a long, peaceful retirement in South America?

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Alcatraz
5 Things You Didn’t Know About Alcatraz

You know it’s a forbidding, isolated fortress...

How Did The Holocaust Happen?
How Did The Holocaust Happen?

It wasn't simply the sheer scale of the killings, but the method behind the madness...

4 Disturbing Victorian Murderers You Might Not Have Heard Of
4 Disturbing Victorian Murderers You Might Not Have Heard Of

The 19th Century had a real rogues’ gallery of eerie killers…

The Diary of Anne Frank: A Tale of Two Sisters Trailer
The Diary of Anne Frank: A Tale of Two Sisters Trailer

Eva Schloss shares her extraordinary tale and memories of the tragic diarist, Anne Frank.

Nazi UFO Clip
Forbidden History: Nazi UFO

Jamie Theakston investigates whether the Nazis' were trying to build a UFO.

About CIA Declassified
About CIA Declassified

Telling the real stories of the CIA's covert operations.

The Nazi Hunt for Atlantis: Raiders of the Lost Past Clip
The Nazi Hunt for Atlantis: Raiders of the Lost Past Clip

Watch a clip from the Raiders of the Lost Past episode The Nazi Hunt for Atlantis.

Warzone Trailer
Warzone Trailer

Whatever the conflict, from the past to the present day, there always secrets to uncover.

Profile: Bert Trautmann
Bert Trautmann Profile

From Nazi soldier to England football hero – the incredible story of Bert Trautmann.

The World at War Trailer
The World at War Trailer

Watch the trailer for the seminal world war classic; The World at War.

Dunkirk: What Actually Happened
Dunkirk: What Actually Happened

The 'Dunkirk Spirit' is said to have saved thousands of lives - but what really happened?

Fighting the Blue: The Battle of Britain
Fighting the Blue: The Battle of Britain

James Holland presents the lesser-told German point of view of the Battle of Britain

Stalin's Role in the Second World War
Stalin's Role in WWII

Investigating the profound effect USSR dictator Josef Stalin had on WWII.

Dunkirk
Dunkirk

Dunkirk is the ultimate, unforgettable portrayal of one of history's defining moments.

The Real Dads Army: Home Front Facts
The Real Dads Army: Home Front Facts

Dad's Army may have provided a comic portrayal but what was it like in the Home Guard?

Churchill: The War Leader
Churchill: The War Leader

Churchill was an inspirational but his relations with the top brass were often tempestuous

D-Day 6/6/44
D-Day 6/6/44

Richard Dale, director of D-Day documentary 6/6/44, explains how the programme was made.

A Step-By-Step Guide To How D-Day Unfolded
How D-Day Unfolded

In 1944, the Allies returned to France to take on Hitler's forces. Revisit this key moment

Famous WWII Commanders
Famous WWII Commanders

Profiles of WWII's most influential commanders who masterminded battles around the world

Hiroshima
Hiroshima

Were the atomic bombs really dropped to end WWII more quickly and were they justified?

V for Victory
V for Victory

1945 saw the end of the Second World War, it was to be a defining year.

Inside The Nazi State
Inside The Nazi State

Laurence Rees sheds light on the characters of those who participated in the Third Reich.

The Miniskirt
The Miniskirt

Before miniskirts, thighs were rarely seen away from the beach or the swimming pool.

The Mini Cooper
The Mini Cooper

The Mini Cooper first rolled off production lines in 1959.

David Bailey Profile
David Bailey Profile

During his National Service, Bailey bought his first camera, sparking a fresh career

Concorde
Concorde

Concorde cut the normal flight from London to New York, from 6 hours to just over 3!

The 1968 Riots
The 1968 Riots

The 1960s were a turbulent decade and 1968 was a turbulent year.

British Police History
British Police History

There have always been robbers but we didn't always have cops.

The Cold War
The Cold War

We explore the 50 years of globally divisive conflict between the US and the Soviet Union.

The Long March to Freedom
The Long March to Freedom

For the thousands of soldiers liberation was a dream that seemed to never come true.

From Blackpool to Benidorm
From Blackpool to Benidorm

The 1960s was the decade when the Brits went on holiday.

I was a Jet Set Stewardess
I was a Jet Set Stewardess

The 1960s were the golden age of jet air travel.

Cilla's Unswung Sixties
Cilla's Unswung Sixties

The reality was that for most people living in Britain the 1960s were not that groovy.

Stonewall Uprising
Stonewall Uprising

The Spirit of the Sixties season continues by focusing on the struggle for civil rights.

Victorian Farm
Victorian Farm

Victorian Farm sees Ruth Goodman sample the life of a Victorian farmer for a whole year.

Andrew Marr's History of Modern Britain
Andrew Marr's History of Modern Britain

A History of Modern Britain explores the true story of the decades since the end of WWII.

George Stephenson
George Stephenson

Many sons spend time with their dads building cardboard forts or model planes.

The Lost Airmen of the Buchenwald
The Lost Airmen of the Buchenwald

This film tells the story of Allies imprisoned at a Concentration Camp in WWII.

The Sinking of the Laconia
The Sinking of the Laconia

This two-part drama brings to life one of the most of the dramatic stories of WWII.

Escape from Sobibor
Escape from Sobibor

Escape from Sobibor details the largest ever escape of prisoners from a Nazi death camp.

Shot Down: Escaping Nazi Territory
Shot Down: Escaping Nazi Territory

During 1940 the Battle Of Britain was in full swing.

Winging It: The Home Front Pilots
Winging It: The Home Front Pilots

The Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA) played a vital role during World War II.

Blindspot: Hitler's Secretary
Blindspot: Hitler's Secretary

Traudl Junge started working for Hitler in 1942 when she was 22 years old.

Who Betrayed the Bomber Boys Trailer
Who Betrayed the Bomber Boys Trailer

Yesterday discovers the real stories behind the invisible war heroes.

Nazi Collaborators Trailer
Nazi Collaborators Trailer

Nazi Collaborators looks at the double life of the people that assited the Nazis.

Battle Of Britain Trailer
Battle Of Britain Trailer

Programme looking at the pivotal battle of World War II, presented by Ewan McGregor.

Ration Book Britain Trailer
Ration Book Britain Trailer

How the spirit of 1940s rationing affected all areas of British life during World War II.

Ration Book Britain Trailer
Ration Book Britain Trailer

Anita Dobson looks at how the people of Britain laughed and danced their way to victory.

Dunkirk: The Forgotten Heroes: Getting Married
Dunkirk: The Forgotten Heroes: Getting Married

A surivor of Dunkirk recalls the pressure to get married.

Dunkirk: The Forgotten Heroes: Charles returns
Dunkirk: The Forgotten Heroes: Charles returns

Charles Wait retraces his steps and makes his first trip aborad since Dunkirk.

Dunkirk: The Forgotten Heroes: Find Out More
Dunkirk: The Forgotten Heroes: Find Out More

Find out about the other story of the famous battle.

Dunkirk: The Forgotten Heroes Trailer
Dunkirk: The Forgotten Heroes Trailer

Dunkirk: The Forgotten Heroes commemorates the 70th anniversary of WWII.

Historical Figures: Richard Nixon
Richard Nixon

Best known for being the only US president to have been impeached.

Historical Figures: Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol's work led him to the forefront of the Pop Art Movement.

Historical Figures: Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra is best known for his sparkling blue eyes and smooth as velvet voice.

Berlin Wall
Berlin Wall

The 60's saw the height of the Cold War, but no where more acutely than in Berlin...

Historical Figures: George Best
George Best

George Best wasn't just one of the greatest footballers, he was also a superstar.

The Moon Landing
The Moon Landing

One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. The Apollo mission shook the world.

Munich Air crash
Munich Air crash

The Munich air disaster took place on 6 February 1958, with the loss of 23 lives.

VE Day
VE Day

Historian James Holland examines how Britain felt at the end of the war.

The British Empire in 1945
The British Empire in 1945

Larry Butler investigates how WWII affected Britain and the relationship to her Empire.

V For Victory
V For Victory

1945 saw the end of the Second World War, it was to be a defining year.

World War Two Special Forces
World War Two Special Forces

WWII saw the development of soldiers dedicated to performing acts great courage...

The Road to War
The Road to War

How did World War Two come about and why? Dr Ben Smith examines the reasons.

Churchill's Most Memorable Quotes
Churchill's Most Memorable Quotes

Winston Churchill was the wittiest, and rudest, politician ever to grace the Commons!

Historical Figures: Martin Luther King
Martin Luther King

We profile the dignified leader of the civil rights movement.

Historical Figures: Bobby Moore
Bobby Moore

1966 Football World Cup captain, Bobby Moore was one of Britain's media darlings.

Historical Figures: John F Kennedy
JFK

Young, glamorous and sexy, the US welcomed John F Kennedy as a breath of fresh air.

Historical Figures: The Beatles
The Beatles

They were the greatest band the world had ever seen and the first boy band!

Historical Figures: Margaret Thatcher
Margaret Thatcher

Love her or loathe her, there's no denying that she changed British politics forever.

Historical Figures: Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill

Voted the greatest Briton in a BBC poll, Churchill was a force to be reckoned with.

Historical Figures: Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe

A true Hollywood icon, Marilyn Monroe died in 1962 aged just 36.