Gordon Welchman was a World War II codebreaking hero, without him the top secret German Enigma codes might never have been broken. The war as a result may have lasted a further two extra years and tens of thousands more would have died. Gordon Welchman should be famous, his contribution to the war was as great as Alan Turing's so why is it that we have never heard of him? Welchman was the archi
February 13th 1950 was the dawn of the Cold War and off the west coast of Canada, U.S. bomber 075 is on a top secret mission. Deep inside the bomb bay weaponeer Ted Shire is arming a MK IV nuclear weapon when all of a sudden the mission goes terribly wrong. Without warning two of the bombers six engines erupt in flames, Shire does his best to secure the bomb but as they edge closer towards Canada'
Kitty Hart-Moxon is a Polish-English Auschwitz concentration camp surviver, in this film the now 90-year old decides to revisit the very Nazi death camp that she was sent to as a child over 70 years ago, back in 1943. Hart-Moxon was only 16 when herself and her mother were forced into the camp and now she wants to re-make the journey along with two teenage girls who are both of a similar age to he
Unsolved, unresolved, terrible crimes from the troubles in Northern Ireland but these are no ordinary killings. This is the story of why the state is accused of standing in the way of truth and justice. It's a story of how the state helped and protected killers, killers of innocent people, its why the past will not and cannot simply go away. Once a suspicion, now a fact, there were murders on t
ISIS is currently the most brutal terror group in modern history and they now control large portions of land in Iraq and Syria, and oversee an estimated six million people. The Islamic State have also come out and said that any man killed by a women will go straight to hell. This statement has resulted in many Kurdish women picking up arms and joining the battle to defend and protect their land. T
A small army of fanatical Jihadists sieged 15,000 sq. miles of territory and shocked the world with it's violence and brutality. The so called Islamic State is a terror organisation, the likes of which we have never seen before, having now amassed a huge army that rules over 8,000,000 people. Terror has been at the heart of the Islamic States's blueprint, mapped out in a most unlikely place, US
Last August the Peshmerga forces garrisoning Iraq's Sinjar range, crumbled under a sudden Islamic State offensive, leaving only a small force of PKK and YPG fighters as well as local Yazidi militias to fend the mountain. But now the Peshmerga are back in force and have set their sights on the reconquest of Sinjar City, which straddles the Islamic States main supply route between Mosul and Raqqa. I
Harold Adrian Russell Philby, better known to the world as Kim, was an Englishman who spied for the Soviet Union. Philby was a high-ranking member of British intelligence but who decided to operate as a double agent, that was until he defected to the Soviet Union in 1963. It was around this time that it was revealed that Philby was in fact a member of the spy ring now known as the Cambridge Five.
The United States Navy is poised to meet the future with a new generation of high tech transformer like fighting machines. There fast, versatile but also deadly, these are the pioneering warships, USS Freedom & USS Independence and in this National Geographic film we are given a complete tour of there ability and design. The world has changed and in the 21st century the US Navy must deal wi