The Secret War- Battle of the beams

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The Secret War- Battle of the beams

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Post by Heinrich » Tue Apr 21, 2015 7:37 pm

how British Intelligence became aware of various German Luftwaffe Navigation Beams, such as Knickebein, X Gerat and Y Gerat, and the countrmessures developed to combat them, in what became known as the Battle of the Beams. It is largely based on the book Most Secret War written by R.V.Jones who features heavily in the series. This programme contains rare footage of The Blitz including the bombing of Coventry.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uf5caj9ZhpQ
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Re: The Secret War- To See for a Hundred Miles

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Post by Heinrich » Tue Apr 21, 2015 7:38 pm

Part 2 of a meticulously made series from the Beeb Beeb Cee.
Covers the development of Radar from its first discovery to the creation of the Chain Home system in time for the Battle of Britain, and the subsequent development of the Cavity magnetron.
The programme goes on to explain how British Intelligence learnt of German Radar developments, including Freya, Wurzburg radar systems, and the Broitish raid at Bruneval to capture a Wurzburg system.
This episode also contains details of theRAF Bomber offensive electronic warfare with the German Luftwafe, using devices such as Window Gee Oboe H2Sand Airborne Interception Radar.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPwDicTQVBo
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Re: The Secret War- Terror Weapons

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Post by Heinrich » Tue Apr 21, 2015 7:40 pm

Part 3 of a meticulously made series from the Beeb Beeb Cee.
This programme uncovers the development of Adolph Hitler's Vengeance weapons and how British Authorities became aware of the menace, and what actions were taken to prevent and delay their use.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkCW4g8It_A
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Re: The Secret War- If.....

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Post by Heinrich » Tue Apr 21, 2015 7:41 pm

Part 4 of a meticulously made series from the Beeb Beeb Cee.
This episode showcases certain inventions which either never became operational, or their deployment was significantly delayed, therefore leaving one only to imagine what could have happened 'if' certain developments had become into widespread use.
It features many inventions such as the Messerschmitt Me 321 and Messerschmitt Me323, various contraptions intended to help the Invasion of Normandy including the Panjandrum and PLUTO the Bachstelz autogyro, early helicopters, British and German Bouncing bombs developments, the Henschel Hs 293, the the Messerschmitt Me163 and Jet airraft developments such as the Gloster E28/39 Messerschmitt Me 262 and Gloster Meteor.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zMQ-qHcmkY
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Re: The Secret War- The Deadly Waves

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Post by Heinrich » Tue Apr 21, 2015 7:43 pm

Part 5 of a meticulously made series from the Beeb Beeb Cee
In in-depth look into the magnetic minee and the countermeasures developed to overcome it, including Degausing, and an interview with Lt Cdr John Ouvry from HMS Vernon, who defuzed the first intact German magnetic mine on the sands at Shorburymess found by the British, the actual preserved mine that he recovered being featured in a re-enactment for the episode.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMIXL1Mxkp0
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Re: The Secret War- Still Secret

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Post by Heinrich » Tue Apr 21, 2015 7:44 pm

Part 6 of a meticulously made series from the Beeb Beeb Cee.
Covers the story of the Enigma Code and the Lorenz cipher and how they were broken at Bletchley Park, including some information on the Colossus computer which was still classified at the time this programme was made. It explains how the codes were broken and how the information was used.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPvqy9tldoo
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Re: The Secret War- Battle of the Atlantic

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Post by Heinrich » Tue Apr 21, 2015 7:46 pm

Part 7 of a meticulously made series from the Beeb Beeb Cee of seven episodes.
A detailed look into history, the technical developments and tactics used by both Allied and Axis sides during this long and difficult campaign, featuring such innovations as Asdic, Type 271 radar, Wolfpacks, Cam Fighters, Hedgehog, Huff-Duff, US Blimps, ASV radar, the Leigh light, Metox, Naval H2S radar, Schnorkels and Escort carriers.


Although included in video versions of The Secret War as a seventh episode, this last programme was not made as part of the actual series and was aired separately from The Secret War when first shown.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ojl1_vT4N8
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