The Secret History Of World War II

Season 1

Season 1, Episode 6 - Behind Enemy Lines

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Many battles were fought out on the banks of the Rhine in 1944 as part of Operation Market Garden. It was the code name for a large Allied offensive which aimed to advance from liberated Belgium straight to the middle of the Netherlands and then turn off towards Germany. Although Market Garden ultimately failed, the allies...

Season 1, Episode 5 - The Blitz

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For eight months the Germans bombarded Britain from above in an attempt to squash the Allied war effort. The country pulled together and stayed strong as the bombs rained down but the Germans could not break the spirit of the nation. These are the secret stories you may not know about The Blitz - like Operation Corona, in ...

Season 1, Episode 4 - The Battle Of Britain

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The successful defence of Great Britain against air raids conducted by the German Luftwaffe from July through September 1940 became known as The Battle of Britain. Victory for the Luftwaffe in the air battle would have exposed Great Britain to invasion by the German army, but the battle was won by the RAF, whose victory no...

Season 1, Episode 3 - Pearl Harbor

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The surprise aerial attack by the Japanese on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, on 7th December 1941, led to the United States entering World War II. These are the secret stories of the brave US soldiers who battled in vain to fight off the Japanese attacks from above - like Joe George, who risked his own life...

Season 1, Episode 2 - D-Day

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Operation Overlord, more famously known as D-Day, was launched on June 6, 1944. The Allied invasion of Western Europe began with the simultaneous landing of U.S, British, and Canadian forces on five separate beaches in Normandy, France. But there are many secrets behind the invasion - like Exercise Tiger, the disastrous pr...

Season 1, Episode 1 - The Miracle Of Dunkirk

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During the early stages of WWII, the British Expeditionary Force and other Allied troops were rescued from the French seaport of Dunkirk and taken across the channel, to England. We tell the secrets behind the famous evacuation, like the story of the 38,000 men who were left behind and how Hitler ordered the Nazi tanks to ...