WWI Tunnels of Death: The Big Dig (2012): S01E02 – Earthquaking the Ridge

Introduction Messines is among World War One’s most iconic and dramatic battlefields and the setting for what is still the world’s deadliest non-nuclear explosion, in which 600 tons of explosives took the lives of 10,000 men. Archaeologists have opened up a vast 1.5-mile trench straight through the battlefield on a scale of military excavation that… Read More

WWI Tunnels of Death: The Big Dig (2012): S01E01 – The Killing Fields

Introduction Messines is among World War One’s most iconic and dramatic battlefields and the setting for what is still the world’s deadliest non-nuclear explosion, in which 600 tons of explosives took the lives of 10,000 men. Archaeologists have opened up a vast 1.5-mile trench straight through the battlefield on a scale of military excavation that… Read More

WWII War Diaries (2016): S01E05 – 1943

Introduction A fascinating series of documentaries that chart the events of the Second World War year-by-year, using rare archival footage to discover what really happened when the whole world went to war. Outline In this fifth film of the series, “1943”, watch the cracks start to appear in Hitler’s plans for world domination. Beginning with… Read More

WWII War Diaries (2016): S01E03 – 1941

Introduction A fascinating series of documentaries that chart the events of the Second World War year-by-year, using rare archival footage to discover what really happened when the whole world went to war. Outline In this third film of the series, “1941”, see how Adolf Hitler increased the Nazi stranglehold on Europe, while Winston Churchill inspired… Read More

WWII War Diaries (2016): S01E02 – 1940

Introduction A fascinating series of documentaries that chart the events of the Second World War year-by-year, using rare archival footage to discover what really happened when the whole world went to war. Outline In “1940,” we follow Hitler’s trail of occupation into Denmark and Norway, the invasion of Belgium & France & the Miracle Of… Read More

WWII War Diaries (2016): S01E01 – 1939

Introduction A fascinating series of documentaries that chart the events of the Second World War year-by-year, using rare archival footage to discover what really happened when the whole world went to war. Outline In this first film of the series, “1939”, follow the prelude to war and consider how the Treaty of Versailles, drawn up… Read More

WWII War Diaries Documentary Series Overview (2016)

Introduction A fascinating series of documentaries that chart the events of the Second World War year-by-year, using rare archival footage to discover what really happened when the whole world went to war. Outline 7 episodes span from the year 1939 to 1945. WWII War Diaries Series Episode 01: 1939. Episode 02: 1940. Episode 03: 1941.… Read More