World War Two - Outbreak
On 3 September 1939, Neville Chamberlain broadcast to the nation that Britain was at war with Germany.
Only a year before, it seemed a peaceful solution had been achieved with the Munich Agreement.
Experience British life on the brink of war through original news broadcasts, eyewitness accounts and commentaries on some of the key events, including the evacuation of children and the distribution of gas masks.
The beginning of the BBC's wartime role, which involved a massive change to programming, is covered in this collection.