The Nazi Lightning War on Holland, Belgium and France
This fascinating documentary outlines the treatment and personal experiences of the many millions that were taken captive during the conflict
In the summer of 1942, Rommel’s Afrika Korps swept across the Western Desert, sending the Allied forces into full retreat. Driven back deep into Egypt, Montgomery’s 8th Army dug in along the El Alamein Line, prepared for battle. This factual film portrays the events leading up to and during, one of the greatest battles in the Second World War, the Battle of El Alamein, followed by an overview of the war fought in the deserts of North Africa.
This film chronicles the ultimate demise of Hitler’s legendary Western Wall, dubbed by the allies as the ‘Siegfried Line’. The West Wall was a tremendous barrier of fortified defences and minefields, protecting Germany from invasion through Europe. In 1944, this line of defence was crushed, when following the D Day landings; the allied troops fought their way relentlessly to cross the line into Germany.
A fascinating documentary analysing the events and political motivations that resulted in the catastrophe that was World War Two.
Beginning with the construction of Germany’s Siegfried Line or West Wall, this one hour film concentrates on the war fought throughout Europe, initially outlining the German advance up until the fall of France, followed by the allies ‘long road back’, with the final destruction and surrender of Berlin.
The most famous battles between the might carrier fleets of the Axis and Allied forces of the Second World War
Fighting in the skies with petrol laden aircraft was going to result in heavy demands for plastic surgical treatment for badly burnt pilots and aircrew. To direct the operations came Sir Archibald McIndoe, his patients became known as 'Guinea Pigs' and what transpired over the next few years can only be regarded as one of the most fascinating stories of the war.
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