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Broadcast on BBC 1 television channel for five days commencing Monday, September 7th 2009 to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the outbreak of World War 2.

Forces sweetheart Katherine Jenkins is joined by Michael Aspel to celebrate the heroes of the Home Front in a special week of programmes to commemorate the week 70 years ago that Britain went to war with Nazi Germany.

Epidode 1

On January 20, 1943, a German plane dropped a bomb on a south London school in broad daylight, killing 38 children and six teachers. The programme talks to some of the survivors and pays tribute to the ordinary men and women who helped save their lives. Also, antiques expert Tim Wonnacott searches for the everyday wartime objects that have become collectables. 

 Link To – The Week We Went To War – Episode 1

Epidode 2

Twenty-one-year-old student and MasterChef contestant Ben Ellison spends a month living on wartime rations and the programme pays tribute to a Home Front hero, Thomas Hopper Alderson, who won Britain’s first George Cross when he saved 11 lives after a German air raid on Bridlington, North Yorkshire. Antiques expert Tim Wonnacott continues his search for the everyday wartime objects that have become collectables.

Link To – The Week We Went To War – Episode 2

Episode 3

The programme looks at one of the worst nights of the Blitz, and pays tribute to the ordinary British people who helped save St Paul’s Cathedral. Plus, antiques expert Tim Wonnacott continues his search for the everyday wartime objects that have become collectables.

Link To – The Week We Went To War – Episode 3

Episode 4

 Witnesses tell of the worst civilian tragedy on the Home Front – the Bethnal Green Tube Disaster, in which 173 people were crushed to death in a crowd fleeing an air raid that never happened. Plus, the moving stories of two couples whose love letters to each other throughout the war prove that the pen really is mightier than the sword, and antiques expert Tim Wonnacott continues his search for the everyday wartime objects that have become collectables.

Link To – The Week We Went To War – Episode 4

Episode 5

The programme looks at the story of one of the most unexpected and intensive bombing raids in Britain, when the town of Clydebank in Scotland was virtually wiped off the map. Plus, antiques expert Tim Wonnacott continues his search for the everyday wartime objects that have become collectables.

Link To – The Week We Went To War – Episode 5

Daimler Mk1 Armoured Car – External Details (WW2 Training Film)

Daimler Mk1 Armoured Car – External Details (WW2 Training Film)

Daimler Mk1 Armoured Car – Engine & Transmission (WW2 Training Film)

Humber Armoured Car, The Theory of Reconnaissance (WW2 Training Film)

Humber Armoured Car (WW2 Training Film)

Humber Armoured Car – Engine & Transmission (WW2 Training Film)

1942 Dingo Scout Car – Driving and Walkaround

1942 Bedford OY Road Test

M8 Armoured Car being offloaded

Steyr RSO. Tanks in The Town. Mons/Belgium 2005

SdKfz 250 Half Track. Bovington Tankfest 2006

SdKfz 251 Half Track. Bovington Tankfest 2006

SdKfz 251/D Half Track. Bovington Tankfest 2006

Bren Carrier driving in a parade on the 5th of May 2005 with veteran on board. Brenn making a few spins

T18 Carrier. Tanks in The Town. Mons/Belgium 2005

Staghound Armoured Car. Belgian Tank Museum Depot at Kapellen 08/2007

British Bren Carrier

T16 Bren Carrier in Action

Universal Carrier, Thunder over Mlch, 2006

Test driving the Bren Carrier at Full Speed

Netherlands TV Noord Report on Bren Carrier with Canadian Veterans

Bren Carrier Flathead engine, just working out the bugs. Got the engine running today…

Bren Carrier out for a short drive

1941 Mk1 Universal Carrier

1941 Mk1 Universal Carrier slow drive by

1941 Mk1 Universal Carrier Walk Around

1941 Mk1 Universal Carrier Driver’s View

 Tiger Tank. Bovington Tankfest 2006

Tiger Tank. Bovington Tankfest 2006  

Hetzer Tank. Tanks in The Town. Mons/Belgium 2006

Hetzer Tank. Tanks in The Town. Mons/Belgium 2006

Hetzer Tank. Tanks in The Town. Mons/Belgium 2006 

 M18 Hellcat. Bovington Tankfest 2006 

 M18 Hellcat op Amhurst eelde 2007

M18 Hellcat. Tanks in The Town. Mons Belgium 08/2007  

 M24 Chaffee. Belgian Tank Museum Depot in Kappelen 08/2007

M24 Chaffee. Tanks in The Town. Mons Belgium 08/2007

 M36 Jackson. Tanks in The Town. Mons Belgium 08/2007

 Stuart Tank. Tanks in The Town. Mons/Belgium 2005 

 Sherman 105mm. Tanks in The Town. Mons/Belgium 2005

 Driving lesson on the Sherman Tank M4A1 “Combat Camel” of the Brussels’ Royal Army Museum .

Inside view of the Sherman M4 105mm “Spit Oil” of the Royal Army Museum of Brussels driven by “Gamin”.

M18 Hellcat unloading for the Wellesley, Maryland parade

M18 Hellcat, Wellesley Maryland. Letting oil scavenger pumps do there job before shutdown

M3A1 Stuart Tank Going Out

M3A1 Stuart Tank Coming Back !

M3A1 Stuart Tank loading onto Flatbed Truck, July 4th 2009

M3A1 Stuart Tank, July 4th 2009

M5 Stuart Tank offloading

A 1942 American Car & Foundry M3A1 Stuart light tank fires up at the 2007 Stowe
Antique and Classic Car Show

The A.C.F M3A1 Heads out for a quick outing at the 2007 Stowe Antique and Classic Car Show.

The M3A1 returns from it’s morning jaunt around the show ground at the 2007
Stowe Antique and Classic Car Show

A ride in a Stuart M3A1 tank at the Marching Through History reenactment event

2000 at the Patton Museum. Driving M3 Stuart. Tank pulls a bit left, so the right brake is used a bit more. Shifting is more a matter of feel and sound than using a tach or other instrumentation. Driver is Ron Poniatowski.

 Matilda 2 Tank and Crusader Tank Set Off. Bovington Tankfest 2006

 A12 Matilda 2 Tank. Bovington Tankfest 2008

 Crusader Tank. Bovington Tankfest 2008

Sherman Firefly. Belgian Tank Museum Depot at Kapellen 08/2007

A34 Comet Tank. Tanks in The Town. Mons/Belgium 2006 

Sexton. Tanks in The Town. Mons Belgium 08/2007

Achilles TDM10. Tanks In The Town. Mons Belgium 08/2007

Sherman Firefly. Tanks in The Town. Mons/Belgium 2005 

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