The War on Our Doorstep

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The War on Our Doorstep

London, Spring 1941. Columns of Wehrmacht soldiers make their way along the Mall, swastikas hang from Buckingham Palace and Junkers scream low overhead – a potent symbol of Nazi victory. The Germans have conquered the capital. Churchill and his government have gone into hiding… It’s a chilling picture: What would the Nazis have done if they had conquered Britain? Filmed in England and using Allied and German documents, blueprints, and archive film, this two-part documentary – covering both occupation and resistance – answers one of the most intriguing questions...

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The London Blitz described by Edward R. Murrow

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  The London Blitz described by Edward R. Murrow         August 24, 1940. This is Trafalgar Square. The noise that you hear at the moment is the sound of the air raid sirens. I’m standing here just on the steps of St Martin-in-the-Fields. A searchlight just burst into action off in the distance–one single beam sweeping the sky above me now. People are walking along quite quietly. We’re just at the entrance of an air raid shelter here and I must move this cable over just a bit so people can walk in. I can see just straight away in front of me Lord Nelson on top of that big...

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The First Day Of The Blitz.

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The First Day Of The Blitz.

The Blitz was the sustained bombing of the United Kingdom by Nazi Germany between 7 September 1940 and 10 May 1941, in World War II. While the “Blitz” hit many towns and cities across the UK, it began with the bombing of London for 57 nights in a row. By the end of May 1941, over 43,000 civilians had been killed and more than a million houses destroyed or damaged. London was not the only city to suffer extensive bombing during the Blitz. Birmingham, Coventry, Sheffield, Liverpool, Hull, Manchester, Portsmouth, Plymouth and Southampton were all among the cities to suffer similarly...

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70th Anniversary Bombing Blitz of London

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70th Anniversary Bombing Blitz of London

70th Anniversary of World War II Bombing Blitz of London “It was a good three weeks after the Blitz started, and some-times we had no gas. And then we’d come home and we found we had no water. And we used to have to run around all the places where the roads were up, and perhaps there’d be just a little trickle running right through and we used to ask the man that was there whether it was all right to drink. And he says: ‘Oh, yesf So we used to get a bucket and take a little mug, and put it in and 11 the bucket up. And then there’d be another poor old soul come...

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Interview Biddy Cox

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Interview Biddy Cox

Interview today is with Biddy Cox, who at the tender age of 17 joined the London Fire Brigade as a Driver at the height of the bombing known as the Blitz in World War II. As the haunting sounds of the air raid sirens echoed around London and its population headed for the relative safety of the bomb shelters, the 17-year-old Biddy had to race around London running the nightly ordeal of bombs raining down all around her to get the injured Londoners to a hospital. As the war grind slowly on Biddy managed to get transferred to the Far East, where she joined the SOE, as part of Special Operations...

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I Thank You!

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I Thank You!

Set in London during World War II Blitz period, the story sees Askey & Murdoch as a couple of variety entertainers who find themselves out of work. In desperate need of money to put on a show, the pair dress up as house servants (Murdoch a servant and Askey in drag as a cook) and bluff their way into the home of Lady Randall, an ex-music hall star known to give financial aid to performers in the arts close to her heart. However, chaos reigns. Taken from...

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