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Discovery

Tonight

12th April

11pm

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This month, Discovery commemorates one of the most important dates in modern history – the 75th anniversary of the declaration of VE Day with two original commissions premiering on 8th May.

Tony Robinson’s VE Day: Minute by Minute is a one-hour special which looks at how the news broke that war in Europe was over and how it spread around the world.

Combat Dealers: VE Day Special sees British Army paratrooper and military history enthusiast and collector, Bruce Crompton is determined to celebrate the most important victory in history.

Complimentary programming will feature throughout the day on Friday 8th May, and the afternoon of Sunday 10th May including Greatest Events of World War II, Wings of War, Churchill and Me and World War II in Colour.

Shows

Wings Of War

A look at how aircrafts and pilots have shaped military history and how technology has impacted the advancement of aerial combat over the past 100 years.

Apr 12

11pm

Combat Dealers

Charismatic Bruce Crompton and his team, buy, repair and sell World War II military gear, travelling the world in search of rare artefacts to restore and sell in this new...

World War II in Colour

What were the factors that led to the rise of the militaristic dictatorships in Germany, Italy, Spain and Japan, so soon after WWI, 'the war to end all wars'?

Churchill’s Toyshop

MD1, a group of scientists and engineers brought together by Churchill, came up with a range of ingenious weapons and inventions to combat the Nazi war machine.

Greatest Events Of World War II

Using highly advanced colourisation techniques, critical moments from World War II, from Stalingrad to The Battle of Britain, are shown in a whole new light.

Tony Robinson’s VE Day: Minute by Minute

Tony Robinson delves into a pivotal day in the history of the modern world, examining the key events that made VE Day such a momentous 24 hours.