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.
How a team of intrepid inventors and a young Winston Churchill gave birth to the tank.
The Allies had daredevil pilots in World War One. Here are four you need to know about…
There's far more to Prince Philip than many people realise.
They survived the war and would go onto re-shape politics, pop culture and literature.
British reporters risked their lives to cover the Great War
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?
Four beautiful Romanov girls…..what was the fate of Anastasia?
The Battle of the Somme remains the most infamous confrontation of WWI.
We've always had a way of keeping our sporting spirits alive during the dark days of war…
In between the fighting, everyday living was all about mud, blood and boredom…
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…
Crowned on Christmas Day, 1066, our first Norman king changed the course of the nation.
Paranoid theory or ugly truth?
Here are some fascinating facts on the day which ended the carnage of the Great War.
To mark the 950th anniversary of Hastings.
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 biggest, deadliest naval battle of WW1.
It was the defeat that became a miraculous victory...
The skirmish which would create an entire country’s national identity.
What it took to break free from Stalag Luft III…
Did the Fuhrer flee Germany to enjoy a long, peaceful retirement in South America?
It wasn't simply the sheer scale of the killings, but the method behind the madness...
From the Dandy King to Black Bob.
In 1815, on a soggy field in Belgium, the fate of Europe was forged in blood.
One has the distinction of being the shortest war ever waged…
Eva Schloss shares her extraordinary tale and memories of the tragic diarist, Anne Frank.
Brand new Weekend Warriors is a celebration of British eccentricity.
Jamie Theakston investigates whether the Nazis' were trying to build a UFO.
1.5 billion shells fired and 25,000 miles of trenches dug. What still remains?
With video technology becoming mainstream the Vietnam war was documented like no other.
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
On the Western Front in WWI the outcome was decided by a handful of offensives
Travel back to the defining campaign of WWI that last claimed over one million lives.
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?
See how the invasion of Kuwait by Saddam Hussein's Iraq started the Gulf War
See all about the battle over British control of the land once known as Las Malvinas
The English Civil War was a series of conflicts between England, Scotland and Ireland.
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.
Have inquiries into more recent civil disasters brought about meaningful change?
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.
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.
Traudl Junge started working for Hitler in 1942 when she was 22 years old.
Find out more about the world's specialist forces with this Black Ops clip.
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.
Historian James Holland examines how Britain felt at the end of the war.
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.
WWI sparked profound social change and redrew borders in Europe and the Middle East...
Winston Churchill was the wittiest, and rudest, politician ever to grace the Commons!
Paul von Hindenburg, Sir Douglas Haig and Sir John Jellicoe.
Voted the greatest Briton in a BBC poll, Churchill was a force to be reckoned with.
On 30th April 1945, Adolf Hitler committed suicide. It was the final humiliating chapter.
The Jews were not alone in being excluded in Nazi Germany, as Dr Pine reveals.
What are the ideals behind National Socialism and why did it strike a chord with so many?