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.
One of the “Forgotten” wars. In the jungles, mountains and plains of Burma and China, a tough war was raged between the allied and Japanese armies. There were many campaigns fought, this films outlines those fought by such outfits as ‘The Chindits’, ‘The Marauders’ and those fought under the leadership of Mountbatten and Vinegar Joe, in the allied thrust on the Roads to Mandalay and Rangoon, to reconquer Burma.
A documentary on the fierce battles that were fought between the Royal Navy and the Kreigsmarine in the Atlantic Ocean during the Second World War. Includes submarine attacks on the shipping convoys, hunting the submarine packs, RAF Coastal Command and battleship versus battleship warfare.
This documentary covers the strategy and tactics of aerial warfare adopted by all the combatants during the Second World War. Including; how battles we won, aerial and bombings campaigns, fighter techniques, protection of the sea-lanes, spies in the sky, nightfighters and the individual fighter aces.
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.
A one hour documentary which outlines the Pacific Campaign, from the fleet versus fleet conflict and the carrier war in the Coral Sea, Midway and the Marianas, through General MacArthur’s Island hopping campaign culminating with the surrender of Japan.
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