The Secret War: The Complete Original 1977 Series (DVD)
The BBC and Imperial War Museum's fascinating documentary on the Secret War fought by British intelligence during WWII.
This intriguing seven-part documentary lifts the veil of secrecy surrounding WWII's secret war fought by the scientists, intelligence agents and engineers. Presented by William Wollard.
During the six long years of World War Two, behind the armed fighting forces, there was another war instead fought by the scientists, intelligence and engineers who had a crucial role in winning the war.
Presented by William Woollard (Top Gear, Tomorrow's World) and based on the book Most Secret War by Reginald Victor Jones ( who was a key consultant and interviewee of the series) it first aired in 1977 to critical acclaim.
This revealing documentary series covers the rivalry of the British and the Germans as they struggled to create a winning edge in the war with innovations from radio navigation to naval mines and missiles. Each technology is investigated in thorough detail. Yet throughout, it is the triumph of the human spirit and the people behind the missions that sets this series apart. The incredible heroism of the men fighting against the odds in terrible times shines through.
Release Date: 8th September 2014
Presented by: William Woollard
Running Time: 300 min
Cat No: 139239
No Disc: 2