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 ...
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.
A great insight to the brave volunteers of the SOE
Reality TV show? not really it was more of an insight into how "ordinary" people from all sorts of backgrounds, men and women volunteered to put their lives on the line to win the war. I think it truly showed how those actually trainee agents of the time would have had failure and success, doubts and fears. It also shows just how much you can't judge a book by it's cover and that Hollywood portrait of what a spy should be is some way off the mark. So at the end of the training, would they have been completely confident to go on missions? probably not but would still go anyway.
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