At the outbreak of war, the strength of the German Navy was not adequate for the needs of a major war, although they did achieve some remarkable results during the early years of the conflict; they were to end the war with only two operational battleships.
This documentary outlines the structure, strategies and early success of the German Navy, the invasion of Norway and the destruction of several British warships, the victories of the Scharnhorst and Gneisenau and also their losses such as the sinking of the Bismarck and Tirpitz battleships. It also outlines the early successes and subsequent demise of the German U-Boats.
A fascinating documentary on the use of Snipers during World War Two, including revealing battlefield experiences, British, German and American training methods and a comparison on the firearms used by these lethal and most feared, weapons of war
The history of the SAS from their formation in the Second World War
Presented by Richard Todd, this film portrays the story of RAF Bomber Command during the Second World War. Beginning with its birth as a fledging arm of the Force in WWI, throughout its development between the wars, its rapid expansion at the outbreak of WWII and a complete insight into the strategy, tactics, personnel, aircraft and operations during the conflict
Presented by Hollywood actor, the late Donald Pleasance, this film pays tribute to all those young men and women of the Royal Air Force during the Second World War. From the gallant Fighter Pilot to the untiring Ground Crew, the brave Pathfinder to the fearless Air-Gunner. The Bommer Crews, Rescue, Reconnaissance, Planning and Operations, this film shows how all the men and women of the RAF contributed against outstanding odds, to bring Britain to it’s ‘Finest Hour’.
The Panzer’ the history of Germany’s legendary ‘Battle Tanks’ during the Second World War. With veterans of the ‘Panzertruppe’ this film documents with accuracy, the development and effects the various marks of Panzer through vivid recollections, depicts the experiences shared by crews, of going into battle in their steel chariots, knowing perfectly well that within one blazing moment, their tanks could become steel coffins
55,573 young men died flying with Bomber Command during World War Two; thats more than those who serve in the entire Royal Air Force today. This film is probably the last public account of those that survived. Recounting experiences and memories of serving in a force, where the odds of surviving were heavily stacked against them.
Up to 17 per cent of children could have symptoms consistent with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) according to new research in Preventative Medicine by the University of Bristol The UK has the fourth highest level of prenatal alcohol use in the world, but no estimates existed from a population-based study on how many people may have FASD Considered to be a relatively ‘hidden disability’ It is thought to be under-diagnosed with only one specialist clinic in England. So What is FASD ? Why do we know so little about it ? Is it preventable ? These questions and more are answered in this new film ‘FASD The Hidden Disability‘
A study of man's impact on the environment. Featuring John Craven (BBC Newsround) the late celebrity chef Keith Floyd, model Paula Hamilton, actor Jenny Seagrove and weather reporter Ulrika Jonnson.
“This compelling film follows the course of the Hindenburg’s last flight and unravels the mystery of one of the greatest disasters of the 20th Century” New York / Lakehurst, May 6th 1937, 7 pm: The "Hindenburg" has come all the way from Europe - a luxurious flying hotel, faster than any ship. The pride of the Third Reich prepares to land, and hundreds of onlookers have gathered to watch. Then, all of a sudden, a burst of flame appeared on the outer cover, just forward of the upper fin. In a matter of seconds, the largest airship ever built goes down in a fiery blaze. With the assistance of NASA experts, this compelling documentary follows the course of the Hindenburg’s last flight and unravels the mystery of one of the greatest disasters this century.
A collection of the most ‘iconic’ moments in motor racing, from the 1950s through to the 1970s
A collection of the most ‘iconic’ moments in cricket, from the 1950s through to the 1970s
A collection of the most 'iconic' moments inthe golden age of football, from the 1950s through to the 1970s