Tony Robinson's Forgotten War Stories

Tony Robinson's Forgotten War Stories catch up

Season 1

Season 1, Episode 6 - Mau Mau

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When British rulers implemented harsh economic and social reforms in 1950s Kenya, the Mau Mau uprising was born. In a radical reaction to colonial rule, a group of freedom fighters attempted to oust the Brits from their country by using guerrilla warfare. The British reaction led to torture, death and subjugation, which wa...

Season 1, Episode 5 - Korea: The First Cold War

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After the Communist North Korean forces invaded the South, a battle for cold war supremacy broke out in the far east. It was a harsh and brutal conflict that claimed over four million lives and inflicted incredible cruelty on the Korean people. The memories of this war have often been buried between the fervour of the Seco...

Season 1, Episode 4 - Malaya: Rumbles In The Jungle

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In June of 1948 a state of emergency was declared in Malaya after a communist insurgency brutally murdered three rubber planters. For over a decade a guerrilla war was fought against the British Empire, in the pursuit of independence and communist control. The conflict would eventually lead to independence and the birth of...

Season 1, Episode 3 - Suez: The Line In The Sand

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When new Egyptian President, Gamal Abdel Nasser nationalised the Suez Canal in 1956, Britain and France were outraged. The two European powerhouses had been running the lucrative waterway for decades and were reluctant to give it up without a fight. In a clandestine plot, Britain and France planned an invasion to take back...

Season 1, Episode 2 - Bloodshed In Bosnia

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When Yugoslavia broke up in 1992 following the end of the cold war, the most uncivil of civil wars raged. A fight for nationalism and cultural identity led to a complex and horrific conflict, centred in the new nation of Bosnia, where UN forces tried to maintain peace in impossible circumstances. For the people who didn’t ...

Season 1, Episode 1 - Gulf: A Storm In The Desert

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When Iraq invaded and occupied Kuwait in August 1990 the world reacted with condemnation. Operation Desert Storm was launched, and a war was waged by coalition forces from 35 nations across the world. This conflict became one of the first to be televised live across the globe but has faded from memory. We tell the forgotte...