Britain at War is a History Documentary programme.

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Britain at War

Documentary looking at Imperial War Museums in the centenary year of its establishment. It was founded while the First World War was still raging and over the past century has expanded hugely. This programme, presented by Falklands veteran and charity campaigner Simon Weston CBE, looks at ten key objects from the IWM's collection. Each of the objects has a special advocate to explore what it reveals about the story of conflict - Bear Grylls ventures onto HMS Belfast, Al Murray looks at a Spitfire at Duxford, and the artists Cornelia Parker and Steve McQueen discuss how they have responded to war and loss in their work. Kate Adie tells the remarkable tale of the typewriter in the Churchill War Rooms, Dame Kelly Holmes meets the extraordinary Johnson Beharry VC to hear about his experiences in the Iraq War, and Anita Rani explores the incredible heroism of one soldier in the British-Indian Army.

Genre: History Documentary

Running Time: 60 minutes (approx)

When is Britain at War next on TV?

It's next showing on BBC 2 April 7th, 2:35am and on BBC 2 Northern Ireland April 7th, 2:35am. See more...