London wasn't the only city affected by the Blitz. The main Atlantic sea port of Liverpool was bombed, causing nearly 4,000 deaths within the Merseyside area during the war. The North Sea port of Hull, was subjected to 86 raids in the Hull Blitz during the war, with 95 percent of its housing stock destroyed or damaged.The cities of Manchester and Sheffield were also targeted.
The Blitz on Cologne, Operation Millenium, the bombing of Cologne, heralded the start of the RAF's 1,000 bomber raids on German cities.
The Blitz on Dresden, The bombing of Dresden in February 1945 has remained one of the more controversial aspects of World War Two. Dresden, a city unaffected by bombing up to that point in the war, lost many thousands of civilians in the firestorm that was created by the Allies.
Operation 'Gomorrah' Hamburg was bombed by the allies in July 1943. According to Joseph Goebbels, Nazi Minister for Propaganda, the bombing of Hamburg was the first time that he thought Nazi Germany might have to call for peace.
Berlin, the capital of Nazi Germany, was subject to 363 air raids during the Second World War. As the bombings continued more and more people moved out. By May 1945, nearly two million people (40% of the population) had fle
'The Eagle Has Landed' The story of the race for the Moon. Narrated by ''Doctor Who' Tom Baker
This is the spellbinding account of the Apollo 13 mission, told by the astronauts and with live on-board cameras recording the suspense of this real-life thrilling drama as it unfurled, on both Apollo 13 and at Mission Control.
Disasters can strike at anytime and anywhere. When a major disaster strikes, the dramatic pictures and reports we read about in the newspapers and hear on the television horrify us. This film takes a look at some of the most famous disasters throughout the last century that have shocked the world.
With the assistance of NASA experts, this compelling documentary follows the course of the Hindenburg's last flight and unravels the mystery of one of the greatest disasters this century.
On the 30th April, 1980, the curtains went up on the opening act of a six-day drama, which was broadcast live on national television across the world. When terrorists holding Iraqi passports, seized the Iranian Embassy in Prince’s Gate, London, taking 26 people including four British citizens, hostage, so began the drama of the IRANIAN EMBASSY SIEGE which resulted in the final act of the legendary SAS storming the building.
In this superbly photographed colour film, discover first hand what it was like to be a wartime fighter pilot dodging enemy fighters at the edge of the Earth's stratosphere. Encounter the sheer thrill and exhilaration of taking the controls in one of the most amazing flying experiences ever, going into battle in a Spitfire.
As a fighter plane, the Hawker Hurricane was to revolutionise all future fighter plane design. It was to play a vital role in the Battle of Britain and eventually in many other theatres of World War Two.
Presented by Hollywood actor Richard Todd, 100 Years of Flight looks back at an amazing century of inspirational people, daring moments and ground breaking aircraft that helped make the world a lot smaller.
Concorde the end of an era, covers the entire history of this iconic aircraft, from the drawing board, through to the maiden voyage. Its highs and lows during it's illustrious service, culminating on the final flight.
Over 60 years ago, the first jet airliner took to the skies, doomed by a fatal flaw. The de Havilland DH 106 Comet was the first production commercial jetliner.
A Zeppelin was a type of rigid airship named after the German Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin who pioneered rigid airship development at the beginning of the 20th century. During World War I the German military made extensive use of Zeppelins as bombers and scouts, killing over 500 people in bombing raids in Britain.
In 'Remembering Arnhem' we have recorded the memoirs and personal accounts of a few selected combatants, men that took part in the il-fated 'Operation Market Garden'. They tell their own personal stories and recollect their own individual experiences.
During the second world war, a group of young airmen, all with terrible injuries, formed an exclusive club. They were all in the care of pioneering plastic surgeon Sir Archibald McIndoe at the Queen Victoria Hospital Burns Unit.
The Battle of Kursk remains to this day, the largest ever tank battle; and the costliest day of aerial warfare in history. The battle took place 280 miles south of Moscow during July and August 1943.
The Fallschirmjäger were the paratrooper branch of the German Luftwaffe before and during World War II. They were the first German paratroopers to be committed in large-scale airborne operations.
The Luftwaffe - The German Air Force, The Luftwaffe was the most powerful air force in Europe at the start of the second world war.
The German invasion of France and the Low Countries during the Second World War. Beginning on 10 May 1940, German forces defeated Allied forces in a series of mobile operations, eventually leading to the conquest of France.
Richard Wilson – Star of “One Foot In the Grave” and “Merlin’ – recalls his days of National Service and takes a light hearted look at this taste of the Army, experienced by so many young men after the Second World War.
This film is presented by Soldier I, best selling author who took part in the Iranian Embassy hostage rescue. He tells of his own 18 years of service and gives an authorative account of many other SAS operations. Some of these actions have never been disclosed on film before.
This is a film for all lovers of cricket, young, old and in-between. The golden years of the game which covers the cricketing records of the greats.
The Hawker Hunter was one of the classic jet aircraft designed after the second world war; and proved to be one of the most successful subsonic jet fighters produced by Great Britain.
The Avro Vulcan was a jet-powered delta wing strategic bomber, that was operated by the Royal Air Force (RAF) from 1956 until 1984.
The Panavia Tornado was once the most important and deadliest military aircraft in Western Europe
he Hawker Siddeley Harrier was the World's first vertical take off fighter
the C-130 was originally designed as a troop, medical evacuation, and cargo transport aircraft. However a variety of other roles have been found for this versatile aircraft.
The Bristol Blenheim was a light bomber that was used extensively by the RAF in the early days of WWII
The Junkers Ju 87 Stuka was a two-man German dive bomber and ground-attack aircraft.
The Focke-Wulf Fw 190 has become one of the most iconic military aircraft in world history, since it first inspired fear in the Allied forces.