This award-winning series explores lesser-known aspects of the twentieth century s major conflicts, offering remarkable new insights into the hidden world of wartime espionage and covert operations. Narrated by Charlton Heston, Secrets of War is based on information that had been only recently declassified, and features interviews with authors and eyewitnesses, rare archive footage and authentic re-enactments. Twenty-six hour-long films cover subjects such as sabotage and secret communications during the First World War, the development of super-guns , brinkmanship in the Cold War, the intelligence support enabling Israel s victory in the Six Day War, the secret methods of the Viet Cong and the air war over Vietnam, and the use of stealth weapons technology and clandestine operations during the Gulf War. A large number of episodes focus on the Second World War; these examine such aspects as the French Resistance, the pivotal role of British codebreakers, the vital contribution made by female agents operating in occupied Europe, the sources, and probable fate, of Nazi wealth, and the misleading manoeuvres and false information that kept the D-Day invasion shrouded in mystery.
Release Date: 09 May 2011
Certificate: E - Exempt from Certification
Sound: Dolby Digital
Running Time: 1300 minutes