The Dam Busters - video
Published date: Thu, 10 Sep 2009 11:00:00 GMT
‘The Dam Busters’ tells the story of 617 Squadron and its daring and extremely difficult mission, which went on to become one of the most famous episodes of the Second World War.
Author: The National Archives Duration: 04:22
Hope and Glory - video
Published date: Thu, 03 Sep 2009 11:00:00 GMT
‘Hope and Glory’ tells the story of a young boy growing up in London during the Second World War. The film explores two themes that greatly affected the Home Front during the war, the Blitz and evacuation.
Author: The National Archives Duration: 04:12
The Great Escape: you've seen the film, now hear the truth - audio
Published date: Fri, 15 May 2009 12:00:00 GMT
During the night of 24 March 1944, 76 airmen escaped from the Prisoner of War camp Stalag Luft III. Only three made it home and, of the remainder, 50 were murdered on Hitler's orders. This talk will explain what actually happened in the so-called Great Escape, one of the Second World War's most infamous incidents.
Author: Alan Bowgen Duration: 52:42
The Special Operations Executive, the French Resistance and the D-Day landings - audio
Published date: Thu, 14 Aug 2008 07:00:00 GMT
This talk looks at the results and effectiveness of the British Special Operations Executive, or SEO, and the French Resistance in supporting the Second World War D-Day landings.
Author: Neil Cobbett Duration: 1:01:26