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Secrets of World War II

  • Adolf Hitler's Last Days

    Examining hidden facets of World War II. Graphic reconstructions of the bunker and Eva Braun's personal photos help to shed new light on Hitler's last days.

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  • The Corpse that Fooled the Axis

    Recounting the hoax which misled Germany about the Allied invasion plans. A corpse found off the Spanish coast played a crucial role in the deception.

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  • The Cracking of the Enigma Codes

    The documentary series here looks at the capture of Enigma, the German code machine long thought to be infallible. Until the Allies built a computer.

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  • Above Us the Enemy (Secrets of the Submarine War)

    A covert history of World War II. The Battle of the Atlantic saw Allied sailors and airmen fighting the menace of the U-boats.

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  • Cruise of the Secret Raiders

    The intriguing history of World War II continues with a look at the bizarre solutions developed by the Allies to combat Germany's secret warships.

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  • Human Torpedoes

    The series about the war's covert history here recounts the story of the Italian frogmen who placed explosive charges on two British battleships in Alexandria Port.

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  • The Bruneval Raid

    Landmarks in the history of World War II. This time, the story of how British troops captured the components of a sophisticated German radar system in 1942.

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  • When Hitler Invaded America

    Examining the war's covert history. A look at the landing of German agents on Long Island and Jacksonville in an attempt to sabotage key US factories.

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  • Home Run from Colditz

    The covert history of World War II. This programme looks at Colditz, the fortress prison camp designed to contain the most adventurous Allied prisoners.

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  • Secrets of the Battle of the Bulge

    Key events in the history of World War II. In 1944, Hitler tried one last gamble on the Western Front. The result was the Battle of the Bulge.

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  • Japan's Last Secret Weapon

    More wartime hidden history revealed with a feature on the explosive-laden balloons that were sent across the Pacific to bomb America and Canada.

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  • What Really Happened to Rommel?

    Examination of covert World War II history. Here, a look at the life and death of Erwin Rommel, who was implicated in the plot to kill Hitler.

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  • The Real Heroes of Telemark

    Unearthing the covert history of World War II. At the Norsk Hydro factory in Norway, the Germans were creating materials for their first atomic bomb.

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  • How Germany was Bombed to Defeat

    Another chapter in World War II history. One thousand Allied bomber raids ensured that German cities, industry and communications were destroyed.

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  • Destroy the German Oil Fields

    The covert history of World War II. Here, the 1943 US Air Force raid on the Romanian oil fields that supplied 60 percent of Hitler's oil.

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  • Secrets behind the Battle of Guadalcanal

    Series uncovering landmark events in the history of World War II. This programme looks at the military defeat of Japanese admiral Yamamoto.

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  • The Minehunters

    Charting the history of World War II with a look at one of the most feared weapons of World War II - the magnetic mine. The race to remove its threat was crucial.

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  • Secret Mission to North Africa

    War documentary series. Here, how US officers managed to rendezvous with their submarine off the North African coast and relay back vital information.

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  • The Greatest Sea/Air Battle in History

    The secret history of World War II. This time, a look at the Battle of Okinawa, a combined operation unparalleled in size, scope and ferocity.

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  • The RAF versus the V2

    A look at the secret history of World War II. Hitler aimed to produce a rocket capable of carrying an atomic warhead. It was up to the RAF to destroy his dream.

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  • They Flew for China

    The covert history of World War II revealed. Between 1942-45 some of America's most talented fighter pilots flew for nationalist China against the Japanese.

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  • Confusion Was Their Business

    Revealing the covert history of World War II. This programme looks at the emergence of special forces such as the British SAS and the US Rangers.

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  • Merrill's Marauders

    Revealing the covert history of World War II. A look at Merrill's Marauders, a highly trained unit deployed by America to fight behind the lines in Japan.

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  • The Amazing Colonel Doolittle

    Revealing some of the lesser known facts about World War II. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, the US embarked on a bombing mission against Tokyo.

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  • Nazi Plunderings of Europe

    Revealing World War II retrospective. Throughout occupied Europe, the Nazis plundered museums and private art collections. Many works remain unrecovered.

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  • The End of the Scharnhorst

    The story of how Germany's ship, the Scharnhorst, met its Waterloo at the hands of Admiral Frazer during the Battle of the North Cape.

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