The Buildings That Fought Hitler

Series 1
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Series 1, Episode 8 - The Day of Days

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Rob Bell looks at how the greatest invasion in human history was being prepared in Southern England and the buildings that helped with D-Day and Operation Overlord.
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Series 1, Episode 7 - Fighting Back by Sea and Air

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Britain needed to produce vast amounts of ammunition. Chatham Docks on the Medway saw 142 ships set sail, and bomber bases sprung up across the country.
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Series 1, Episode 6 - Keep The Home Fires Burning

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With the blitz taking its toll, Britain had to keep it's manufacturing going. Shadow factories were born and were crucial in the production of ammunition.
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Series 1, Episode 5 - We Shall Never Surrender

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Reigate Fort was repurposed to block the Nazi's from getting to London and was set to become Resistance HQ should the capital have fallen.
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Series 1, Episode 4 - We Shall Fight Them In The Air

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RAF Kenley is one of the most intact Battle of Britain airfields. What gave Britain the edge during WWII was an integrated defence system and RADAR.
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Series 1, Episode 3 - We Shall Fight Them In The Fields

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Numerous pill boxes, gun emplacements and dragon's teeth were all tactically positioned to slow the Germans trying to get to the major cities.
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Series 1, Episode 2 - We Shall Fight Them In The Streets

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The physical defence of London was crucial. A ring of steel and concrete was thrown up around the capital as well as utilising natural defences.
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Series 1, Episode 1 - We Shall Fight On The Beaches

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Rob Bell explores the coastal defence network built to defend Britain's beaches, including a tower in Essex which controlled mines laid across the estuary.
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Series 1, Episode 8 - The Day of Days

4.0 4 x
Rob Bell looks at how the greatest invasion in human history was being prepared in Southern England and the buildings that helped with D-Day and Operation Overlord.
1:00:00

Series 1, Episode 7 - Fighting Back by Sea and Air

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Britain needed to produce vast amounts of ammunition. Chatham Docks on the Medway saw 142 ships set sail, and bomber bases sprung up across the country.
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