Secrets of the Imperial War Museum (2021): S01E03


For the first time the Imperial War Museum (IWM) allows cameras behind the scenes. Revealing the pressures faced and satisfaction felt by experts and volunteers as they work to preserve objects and stories from our wartime past.


A soldier who survived an IED attack in Afghanistan in 2012 visits IWM Duxford with his nine year old daughter to see the vehicle that saved his life, now on display in the AirSpace hangar.

Meanwhile, staff explore some of the other special stories associated with objects in the IWM collection, including a Spitfire flown during the Battle of Britain.

The team working on the new Second World War Galleries install a small boat with a big story – one of the famous ‘little ships’ used during the Dunkirk evacuations.

Secrets of the Imperial War Museum Series

You can find a full index and overview of Secrets of the Imperial War Museum here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 10 December 2021.
  • Rating: Unknown.
  • Running Time: 60 minutes.
  • Country: UK.
  • Language: English.

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