Untold - Weapons of War

Untold - Weapons of War

This series looks into some of the untold military histories of the 20th century, featuring historian Dr James Rogers and history teacher Jack Pettitt

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Untold - Weapons of War
  • Joseph Kennedy Jr

    On 12 August 1944 Joseph Kennedy Jr. - older brother of the famous John Kennedy - flew a liberator drone high up into the Norfolk skies as part of Operation Anvil. Their objective was to guide the aircraft towards a secret German V3 site at Mimoyecques in France. But things did not go according t...

  • The Butterfly Bombing of Grimsby

    When you think about the bombing of the UK during the Second World War, many initially think of the Blitz and the use of horrific terror weapons such as the V1 and V2 rockets. Yet in the north too, towns and cities suffered from similarly-terrifying air-raids. One such city was Grimsby, situated ...

  • Prisoners of War

    Dr James Rogers visits Camp 83 - Eden Camp - in Yorkshire to discover the untold story of prisoners of war in the UK during the Second World War.

  • The Devil's Porridge

    Dr James Rogers visits the Devil's Porridge Museum to find out more about H.M. Factory, Gretna - the United Kingdom's largest cordite factory during World War One. He discovers the untold story of the young 'Gretna girls' that worked in the Factory and the dangerous task they faced creating the p...

  • Animals in Conflict

    Human lives are entangled with those of other animals; we live with cats, we use chickens for their eggs, cows for their milk, and occasionally enjoy a trip to the local farm or zoo. But humans have also enlisted animals to help fight their wars. Tracking the use of horses and dogs in warfare can...

  • Beam Benders

    Alongside the use of RADAR in World War Two, a special wing of the RAF was set up to intercept, disrupt and 'bend' radio signals from Germany. Luftwaffe planes from Germany followed these signals in order to drop bombs effectively on their targets. Because of the untold story of the RAF 80 Wing U...

  • The Ghost Army of World War Two

    The Allied plans for Normandy stretched far beyond the D-Day landings themselves. Alongside the plans for DDay, the Allies created a series of deception plans to trick the Germans as to where the Allies would launch their invasion. This plan included inflatable tanks, jamming their radar systems ...

  • The S.O.E.: Britain’s Secret Army

    The Special Operations Executive is, at times, an often-untold story of Britain’s war against Nazi Germany. Set up in 1940, this organisation worked in secret to derail Nazi progress in Europe, having set up numerous bases in Britain to help. Jack visits a country estate which once was a station ...

  • Pets at War

    Jack collaborates with Clare Campbell (Daily Mail Journalist and author of Bonzo's War) and her husband, Christy (historian), to unravel the story of the tragic fate of some cats and dogs on the eve of World War Two known as the Great British Pet Massacre of 1939. Following this heart-breaking ev...