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Episode List


Season 1

Jan. 2004
The Men Who Invented Radar
The story of the boffins and experimenters who developed the first workable radar system, just in time to help defeat the Nazi attacks in The Battle of Britain.
Jan. 2004
The Man Who Designed the Spitfire
The story of R J Mitchell and his team, who developed the Spitfire just in time to defeat the Nazi attacks during the Battle of Britain, despite Mitchell's rapid deterioration due to the cancer that killed him.
2 Jan. 2004
The Man Who Stood Up to Hitler
The story of Colonel Count Claus von Stauffenberg and the other German officers who, in the bomb plot of July 1944 tried to kill Adolph Hitler.
2 Jan. 2004
The Men Who Cracked Enigma
The story of the men that cracked the Nazi's Enigma code. From the Polish mathematicians who made the first breakthroughs to the establishment at Bletchley Park and the work of Alan Turing and many others.
3 Jan. 2004
The Men Who Stopped the Bismarck
The story of the Nazi heavy cruisers and battleships during World War II and particularly the Bismarck. How she managed to get into the Atlantic and the steps taken to defeat her.
3 Jan. 2004
The Man Who Saved Britain's Cities
The story of the blitz on Britain and how the Nazi bombers were guided to their targets by electronic beams. Then how this was defeated in The Battle of the Beams by Dr R V Jones and the team from British Air Intelligence.
4 Jan. 2004
The Man Who Hoodwinked Hitler
The story of Ewen Montagu and Operation Mincemeat, where the Nazis were fooled into thinking that the initial landings on the European mainland would be through Greece rather than Sicily and Italy.
4 Jan. 2004
The Men Who Liberated Belsen
The story of the liberation of Belsen concentration camp by the British army. What they found there, how they were determined to let the world know and how they treated the survivors.
5 Jan. 2004
The Men Who Lit Up Germany
The story of the pathfinder squadrons who marked the way for the bombers attacking Nazi Germany.
5 Jan. 2004
The Men Behind D-Day
The story of the planning, support and deception necessary to mount the largest amphibious assault that the world had ever seen.
7 Jan. 2004
By 1944, the Allied fronts in both western and eastern Europe had become faster moving and a new form of aircraft was needed to deliver swift, powerful attacks against German lines. This programme looks at the key fighter-bombers on all sides, including the American Thunderbolt, the Russian Sturmovik, and the British Hurricane developed to carry bombs and rockets for ground attack purposes.

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