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World War II: The Untold Stories

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A season of programmes examining compelling stories from the Second World War

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A season of programmes examining compelling stories from the Second World War

  • The German HO 229 stealth fighter

    Hitler's Stealth Fighter

    In the summer of 1945, American troops made a startling discovery in northern Germany: a secret hangar housing a dozen unfinished boomerang-shaped aircraft: the HO 229, Hitler's 'stealth fighters'.

    The 'flying wings' were sent to the US, and today a team of hand-picked experts is working to reproduce a complete HO 229, in an attempt to discover whether this Nazi-designed fighter predates modern stealth aircraft by nearly four decades. Could it really have eluded Allied radar and changed the course of the war?

  • Soldiers surrounded by rubble

    Hitler's Downfall

    Hitler's Downfall paints a psychological portrait of the final days of Adolf Hitler, reconstructing what happened in the Fuhrer's bunker.

    Eyewitnesses speak out for the first time and remember how Hitler fantasised about a final victory while the tanks of the Red Army were rolling through the streets of Berlin and Germany lay in ruins...

  • Hermann Goering

    Goering: The Unseen Footage

    Goering: The Unseen Footage examines the men who helped Adolf Hitler in his rise to power and serviced the infernal machinery of the Third Reich.

    The programme uses newly discovered archive material and interviews with surviving family members to draw historical psychograms of Hitler's closest aides.

    The film offers in-depth personal and political profiles of Hermann Goering and the men who became architects of the destruction of Europe.

  • The Nazi Titanic

    The Nazi Titanic

    The sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff on 31 January 1945 is arguably the biggest disaster in maritime history.

    The German ship sank after being torpedoed by a Soviet submarine, sending more than 9,000 people to their deaths in the icy waters of the Baltic Sea.

    This film examines the background leading to the catastrophe and probes some of the unsolved mysteries surrounding the sinking of the Gustloff.

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A season of programmes examining compelling stories from the Second World War

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