WW2: War and Words

The story of the 20 momentous years from 1936 to 1956 that changed the course of history, as told by Jonathan Dimbleby and through the words of remarkable BBC correspondents.

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The story of the 20 momentous years from 1936 to 1956 that changed the course of history, as told by Jonathan Dimbleby and through the words of remarkable BBC correspondents.
Language
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2015-08-28 14:00
last episode published
2015-08-28 14:00
publication frequency
3.17 days
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BBC World Service author  
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Number of Episodes
7
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Society & Culture History

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Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
28.08.2015

From Hiroshima to Cold War

The annihilation of Hiroshima ends the war with Japan, but peace brings new enmities and flashpoints: Divided Berlin, Korea, Hungary and Suez. With Jonathan Dimbleby.
BBC World Service author
26.08.2015

Burma, Berlin and Belsen

The Allied advance through Germany recaptures Berlin, but uncovers the atrocities of the Holocaust, as war in the Far East rages on. With Jonathan Dimbleby.
BBC World Service author
24.08.2015

Paris Liberated; Allied defeat at Arnhem

As Paris falls to the Allies and German resistance in Italy falters, the defeat at Arnhem in the Netherlands is a major setback for the Allies. With Jonathan Dimbleby.
BBC World Service author
23.08.2015

D-Day and the Liberation of Normandy

1944’s hush-hush Allied plans to invade occupied France bring success, but hard fighting, as Hitler’s troops are well dug in in Normandy. With Jonathan Dimbleby.
BBC World Service author
12.08.2015

Dunkirk and the Fall of Paris

The German army outflanks the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) and forces the epic retreat of Dunkirk as Paris falls to Hitler’s forces.
BBC World Service author
10.08.2015

The Phoney War

WW2 begins quietly with little actual fighting, but BBC reporters develop brilliant skills at telling the story of ‘the Phoney War’. With Jonathan Dimbleby.
BBC World Service author
9.08.2015

The Spanish Civil War and beyond

Jonathan Dimbleby listens to the 1930s drumbeat of war through the burgeoning reporting skills of the BBC’s newly-appointed reporter corps.
BBC World Service author