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David Hayman meets men who sailed on HMS Hood and travels to Scapa Flow to experience what life was like for those people working to protect vital North Atlantic convoys.

In this episode, David Hayman meets some of the men who sailed on HMS Hood. He travels to Scapa Flow to experience what life was like for the hundreds of people working to protect the vital North Atlantic convoys.

In Australia, he uncovers the legacy of her flag-waving visits and he tries his hand at riveting to understand what it took to make this battlecruiser strong and watertight. David also investigates why this 'mighty' ship was flawed from the very day she was launched.

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Mon 10 Jun 2019 23:00

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Role Contributor
Series Producer Graeme Thomson
Executive Producer Craig Hunter
Director David Briggs
Presenter David Hayman

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