Clip description Keywords
Battle of Britain (audio)
Battle of Britain (audio)

Duration: 08:59

RAF pilot Bob Foster remembers his part in the Battle of Britain.

 
Commemorating the 65th anniversary of D-Day
Commemorating the 65th anniversary of D-Day

Duration: 02:06

Veterans who want to attend the 65th anniversary of D-Day in France are seeking government support to do so.

 
D-Day Landings
D-Day Landings

Duration: 02:31

US veteran Robert Sales describes his experience of the D-Day Landings.

 
Film of London during the Blitz in colour
Film of London during the Blitz in colour

Duration: 01:27

The amateur footage includes images of bombed-out landmarks such as the John Lewis department store on Oxford Street, London, and the Home Guard training.

 
How to make sure your home was ‘blacked out’ to the German air raids
How to make sure your home was ‘blacked out’ to the German air raids

Duration: 02:44

Looking back at the experience of 'blackout' during the Second World War and sheltering under the stairs during an air raid.

 
How was Britain changed by the Great War?
How was Britain changed by the Great War?

Duration: 03:59

The lasting effects of the First World War are shown through the characters of one upper class family and their servants.

 
How was food rationed during World War Two?
How was food rationed during World War Two?

Duration: 02:40

Giles Coren and Sue Perkins experience the limitations of rationing on the domestic menu in World War Two with the help of food writer and cook Allegra McEvedy.

 
Importance of Mulberry harbours to D-Day
Importance of Mulberry harbours to D-Day

Duration: 02:20

Veterans commemorate D-Day and remember the importance of the Mulberry harbours.

 
Indian troops in World War Two
Indian troops in World War Two

Duration: 03:20

The role of Indian troops in the Second World War is not generally well known, nor is the discrimination and prejudice they faced.

 
Interview with Dame Vera Lynn
Interview with Dame Vera Lynn

Duration: 06:09

Christine Bleakley met with 'Forces' Sweetheart' Dame Vera Lynn to discuss her incredible life.

 
Memories of the Spitfire in the Second World War
Memories of the Spitfire in the Second World War

Duration: 01:51

The 70th anniversary of the Spitfire

 
Poland and the outbreak of war
Poland and the outbreak of war

Duration: 00:45

When Germany invaded Poland, Britain and France declared war. This ended the British government's appeasement policy.

 
Second World War fliers
Second World War fliers

Duration: 01:26

Volunteers from the West Indies who joined the RAF during the Second World War.

 
Sourcing ingredients for a WW2 Sunday lunch
Sourcing ingredients for a WW2 Sunday lunch

Duration: 02:07

Sue Perkins experiences the limitations of rationing in World War Two in her efforts to find the ingredients to serve a Sunday lunch to Giles Coren.

 
Surviving Hiroshima - a school girl's story (audio)
Surviving Hiroshima - a school girl's story (audio)

Duration: 08:59

Jingko was in the centre of Hiroshima, on her way to school, when the atom bomb exploded.

 
The atomic bomb
The atomic bomb

Duration: 08:53

A mixture of drama, narration and contemporary footage which focuses on the development and deployment ofthe first atomic bomb.

 
The Blitz remembered (audio)
The Blitz remembered (audio)

Duration: 08:59

Ernie Havis was a young volunteer fire fighter during the Blitz on London during the Second World War.

 
The Dambusters commemorated
The Dambusters commemorated

Duration: 01:46

The 65th anniversary of the Dambusters raid is commemorated with a flypast.

 
The experience of a child evacuee during the Second World War (audio)
The experience of a child evacuee during the Second World War (audio)

Duration: 08:59

James remembers being evacuated at the outbreak of the Second World War.

 
The Indian Army in World War Two
The Indian Army in World War Two

Duration: 02:55

The contribution of Indian troops to the outcome of the Second World War was vital, but this fact is not widely recognised.

 
The underground war effort: working in the Welsh mines during the Second World War
The underground war effort: working in the Welsh mines during the Second World War

Duration: 04:32

Simon Weston catches up with some former Bevin Boys who tell their vital but often forgotten role in the war effort.

 
What role did British restaurants have in the Second World War?
What role did British restaurants have in the Second World War?

Duration: 02:06

Sue Perkins and Giles Coren sample wartime dishes as they find out about the British restaurants created as an emergency measure to provide nutritious, meals during World War Two.

 
Women and the Homefront: war effort during the Second World War
Women and the Homefront: war effort during the Second World War

Duration: 02:44

What it was like for women to work in an ammunition factory during the Second World War.

 
Women from the North East of England join the war effort
Women from the North East of England join the war effort

Duration: 02:24

How women joined the the war effort during World War 2.

 

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