World War I at Home

November 2016

Royal Victoria Hospital

Expired 3.0 9 x
Shocking stories of the World War I Hampshire hospital doctors who faked footage on cures for shellshock. Author Philip Hoare examines the evidence and reveals some other real-life human tragedies at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Netley.

November 8, 2016

Expired 4.0 14 x
Brothers Laurence and Egbert Cadbury saw plenty of action during the First World War, but only one of them was a fighter. Former world champion boxer Richie Woodhall investigates the untold story of the chocolate king's sons, a tale full of conflict and conscience.
January 2015

The Spies Who Loved Folkestone

Expired 3.0 6 x
Writer Anthony Horowitz learns how Folkestone became a hotbed of espionage and discovers the men, women and children who risked their lives operating as spooks during the First World War.

The Safe House

Expired 3.0 10 x
A century after the start of the First World War, Louise Minchin reveals the story of Dunham Massey stately home in Cheshire which was turned into a military hospital for injured Tommies.

Whose Side Are You On?

Expired 3.0 8 x
Historian Professor Jean Seaton uncovers the story of industrial conflict in Devon during World War One.

The Zeppelin Terror

Expired 3.0 12 x
Historian and aerial specialist Ben Robinson takes to the skies to trace the first air attacks on Britain by the Zeppelin. For the first time civilians were the targets. From Norfolk to London, Ben investigates how the Germany's aim, to intimidate the population and bring swift victory, failed. The story is brought to life...

The Equine Army

Expired 3.0 16 x
Saul David follows the story of hundreds of thousands of animals prepared in the West Country for the frontline. From cavalry horses to mules, he rediscovers the lost camps set up to train the animals, what life in them was like and the changes they made to society as a whole.

The Trawlermen

Expired 3.0 7 x
Miranda Krestovnikoff examines the role of east coast fishermen in World War I and in particular finds out about the Grimsby trawler captain who left a Zeppelin crew to die and was accused by the Germans of being a war criminal.

Despatches from Tyneside

Expired 3.0 12 x
Chris Jackson follows a community project creating a unique picture of the impact of conflict on those living and working on Tyneside with rarely-seen footage. Chris hears that Tyneside bore not just physical but deep emotional scars from World War I.

The Killing Factories

Expired 3.0 11 x
How the war was won at home. Kate Adie tells the story of the women and men who produced the millions of shells needed for trench warfare. They worked at factories susceptible to explosions from a single spark, with catastrophic consequences.
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