War Factories

Series 2
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Series 2, Episode 8 - The First Giants

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The First World War led to a number of astounding war factories, which laid the foundations and paved the way for modern factories of today.
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Series 2, Episode 7 - Colt & Kalashnikov

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Long before Henry Ford, Samuel Colt is the true father of mass production. Ironically, it was the inadequacy of Soviet factory production which made the AK47 so effective.
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Series 2, Episode 6 - Dambuster Factory

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How the Lancaster factory, one of the biggest buildings in Europe at the time, helped to create a truly war-winning weapon.
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Series 2, Episode 5 - The Kamikaze Bullet

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Japan would create arguably the greatest fighter in WW2 - the Mitsubishi Zero. But their failed War Factories would ultimately reduce the Zero to a Kamikaze plane.
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Series 2, Episode 4 - Apocalypse Factories

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The incredible story of the arms race to create America's nuclear arms factories.
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Series 2, Episode 3 - The People's Car

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While America had Ford or Chrysler or Buick, Hitler also wanted a car that would transform his nation: the 'people's car'- a Volkswagen.
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Series 2, Episode 2 - Fiat And The Fascists

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Find out how Fiat didn't just make cars: they made trains, they made planes, and like modern-day kingmakers, they made and broke governments too.
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Series 2, Episode 1 - Battle For Black Gold

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The story of the discovery and exploitation of the Baku Oilfields in the Russian Caucasus, which forced Stalin and Hitler to face-off in the battle of Stalingrad.
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Series 1, Episode 8 - Russia

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The remarkable story of how Stalin's massive war factories were dismantled and moved east on one and half million railway trucks, to avoid being lost to the Nazis.
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Series 1, Episode 6 - Occupied Territories

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The sabotaging efforts of Peugeot in Nazi-occupied France, where the bosses and workers cooperated with the Resistance to hinder the Nazis' use of military vehicles.
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