The history of the SAS from their formation in the Second World War
Also known as Operation Forty Lights, or Chelcheraq, was a military operation conducted by the MEK and the Iraqi military at the closing stages of the Iran–Iraq War on 18 June 1988. According to the MEK, the Iraqi army did not participate in this operation. The goal was to occupy the Iranian border city of Mehran to control its oil fields, as well as Kurdish villages in the region. In four days, the People's Mujahedin of Iran wiped out the Pasdaran division, seizing Mehran and building a bridgehead twelve miles into Iran
This film is presented by Soldier I, best selling author who took part in the Iranian Embassy hostage rescue. Known to his colleagues in the regiment as "Snapper", the narrator tells both of his own eighteen years of service and gives an authorative account of many other SAS operations. Some of these actions have never been disclosed before. Covering much more than the familiar Palace Gate action, this film contains operational footage from the Falklands, the Peterhead Prison rescue, Bosnia, Northern Ireland, Columbia, Borneo, Mirbat, Malaya, Libyan Embassy, Iraq and Jebel Akhdar. As well as an informative commentary by "Snapper", this film also features veterans of previous SAS campaigns, and has an interview with Andy McNab, who tells the story of his capture and incarceration.
The Stormtroopers originated in the First World War.. The 60 minute programme outlines how the Stormtroopers were again used successfully in the Second World War by the Generals of the Wehrmacht in the Lightning War or ‘Blitzkrieg’ period.
Hosted by Shane Rimmer. The Story of the USAF (USAAF) from 1940 - 1990
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