Immersive history series focusing on one of World War II's most covert organisations, Britain's Special Operations Executive. A group of modern-day volunteers undertake the SOE agent training programme.
The students attend the SOE "finishing school" where they will learn the skills needed to operate undercover inside enemy territory such as lock-picking and sending coded messages. They then face a ...
The students go to the remote Scottish Highlands where they learn the survival skills required for life in the field. They are schooled in some of the same techniques which prepared a group of agents...
Fourteen modern day recruits see if they could have become unofficial spies and secret agents in occupied 1940s Europe. Following real training exercises from the British Archives, these men and women learn combat, surveillance and survival skills and test their abilities in training scenarios. Only the best will make it to the final episode. Real missions and personalities from wartime are also featured, connecting the training to actual objectives and operatives.
The filming took place at the Alvie and Dalraddy Estates (4 miles from Aviemore) in the Cairngorms and Forglen Estate, near Turriff in Aberdeenshire. See more »
Very good programme and gives an insight into the SOE training
As a SOE living historian and a British Army veteran I found this series to be interesting and very informative. Frome the rat bomb to the unarmed combat it was following the SOE training manual. It is shame they couldn't have used the actual SOE Finishing School for the Finishing School and the Final Scheme but since that is now the National Motor Museum I suppose it would have caused too much disruption. I feel that it was left incomplete without the Parachute School
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