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About Dieppe Uncovered
About Dieppe Uncovered

Dieppe Uncovered brings back to life this WWII raid and talks to those who know the truth

Profile: Bert Trautmann
Bert Trautmann Profile

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

The History of Colditz
The History of Colditz

Only a handful ever escaped from the impenetrable fortress of Colditz castle...

Outsiders in Nazi Germany
Outsiders in Nazi Germany

The Jews were not alone in being excluded in Nazi Germany, as Dr Pine reveals.

What is National Socialism?
What is National Socialism?

What are the ideals behind National Socialism and why did it strike a chord with so many?

Historical Figures: Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill

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

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

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

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.

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

Churchill: The War Leader
Churchill: The War Leader

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

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 Long March to Freedom
The Long March to Freedom

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

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.

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

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

VE Day
VE Day

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

V For Victory
V For Victory

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

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?

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 Cold War
The Cold War

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

The Last Days of Adolf Hitler
The Last Days of Adolf Hitler

On 30th April 1945, Adolf Hitler committed suicide. It was the final humiliating chapter.

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...

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?

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…

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

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.

Dunkirk: What Actually Happened
Dunkirk: What Actually Happened

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

Dunkirk
Dunkirk

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

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

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

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.

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

A symbol of Allied derring-do.

Unearthing World War Two: The Battlefields
Unearthing WWII Battlefields

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

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?

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

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

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

Today in 1942, the hellish battle began.

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

It sparked a sexual revolution...

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

Is it unthinkable to question his reputation?

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?

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

Paranoid theory or ugly truth?

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…

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…

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

Should Churchill be revered, or condemned?

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?

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?

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

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

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.

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.

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

How did one man start the Cold War?

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

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

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?

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 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

The First Day of The Blitz
The First Day of The Blitz

First-hand accounts help to provide an insight into the terror ordinary Londoners faced.

Auschwitz: The Nazis and the Final Solution
Auschwitz: The Nazis and the Final Solution

Charting the evolution of Auschwitz concentration camp.

The Heroes of Biggin Hill
The Heroes of Biggin Hill

The Battle of Britain through the eyes of the brave souls based at Biggin Hill airbase.

Storming Juno
Storming Juno

Landmark WWII docu-drama, told through the eyes of three young Canadians.

Arctic Convoys
Arctic Convoys

The Allied seamen who diced with death to provide supplies to the Soviet army during WWII.

The Germans Are Coming
The Germans Are Coming

How us nervous Brits braced ourselves for invasion during World War II.

The Secret War
The Secret War

The Secret War uncovers more incredible stories that exist under the radar.

Ration Book Britain
Ration Book Britain

A look at how the nation kept itself uplifted during the darkest days of the war.

Nuremberg
Nuremberg

Starring Alec Baldwin, Brian Cox, Christopher Plummer and Charlotte Gainsbourg.

Nazi Hunters
Nazi Hunters

The group of people who hunted down some of the most hated people in history.

Island at War
Island at War

Philip Glenister stars in the war-time drama set on the fictitious island of St Gregory.

Hitler's Idols
Hitler's Idols

A two-part documentary profiling the public figures whom Adolf Hitler idolised.

Hitler's Bodyguard
Hitler's Bodyguard

An explosive 13-part series from the makers of the acclaimed Churchill's Bodyguard.

Heroes of World War II
Heroes of World War II

A series of documentaries about people that made a major difference during World War II.

Forgotten Pilots
Forgotten Pilots

The fascinating inside story of the WW2 British Air Transport Auxillary.

Dieppe Uncovered
Dieppe Uncovered

The mission resulted in the deaths of nearly 1,000 men and 2,000 men taken prisoner.

Above and Beyond
Above and Beyond

Above And Beyond celebrates the courage of our armed forces since WWII.

Spitfire Women
Spitfire Women

Spitfire Women highlights the female pilots who fought to aid the war effort.

Sonderkommando
Sonderkommando

Concentration camp survivors recall their experiences of working at the crematoria.

The Spitfire
The Spitfire

John Sergeant follows the story of a spitfire from birth to retirement.

Singapore: 1942
Singapore: 1942

The story of how the fall of Singapore in 1942 changed the destiny of millions of people.

Operation Mincemeat
Operation Mincemeat

The plot to fool the Führer - the brainchild of Ian Fleming, the creator of James Bond.

Ghost Army
Ghost Army

True story of how a group of American G.I.s tricked the enemy with illusions during WWII.

Churchill's Traitors
Churchill's Traitors

The shocking true story of the individuals who betrayed Winston Churchill and Britain.

Nazi Collaborators
Nazi Collaborators

How could so many people have collaborated with the Nazis before and during World War II?

The First World War from Above
The First World War from Above

The story of the Great War told from a a new perspective - from the skies.

Secrets of World War II
Secrets of World War II

Stories of ordinary men and women who were thrown into fearsome, real-life situations.

Spitfire: Britain's Flying Past
Spitfire: Britain's Flying Past

Flying fanatic John Sergeant marks the 75th anniversary of the iconic Spitfire.

The Dark Charisma of Adolf Hitler
The Dark Charisma of Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler managed to turn from a nobody in 1913 into the Fuehrer of the German people?

Wartime Farm
Wartime Farm

In Wartime Farm Manor Farm is run exactly as it would have been during WWII.

Codebreakers - Bletchley Park's Lost Heroes
Codebreakers - Bletchley Park's Lost Heroes

Revealing the story of one of the greatest intellectual feats of the Second World War.

How To Go To War
How To Go To War

Historian Saul David reveals how precision planning off the battlefield has shaped wars.

The Nazis: A Warning from History
The Nazis: A Warning from History

Unearthing the truth about how a cultured nation allowed a monster like Hitler into power.

The War
The War

Ordinary people from four towns across America recall their memories of World War II.

Operation Crossbow
Operation Crossbow

The little-known story of heroic Spitfire pilots and top minds at RAF Medmenham.

The Baby Born In A Concentration Camp
The Baby Born In A Concentration Camp

The story of Eva Bergman, whom was born in a concentration camp in WWII.

The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler
The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler

A film with Anna Paquin and directed by John Kent Harrison about a polish social worker.

Hitler's Soft Underbelly
Hitler's Soft Underbelly

Why did Britain spend much of the war fighting in north Africa and Italy?

Weekend Warriors
Weekend Warriors

Weekend Warriors bring to life famous battles in history, including English Civil War.

Bomber Boys with Ewan McGregor
Bomber Boys with Ewan McGregor

Ewan and Colin McGregor look at the men who fought in the skies above occupied Europe.