The BBC at War

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War Documentary hosted by Jonathan Dimbleby, published by BBC in 2015 - English narration

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The BBC at War An enthralling series exploring how the BBC fought not only Hitler but also the British government to become the institution it is today. Hailed and derided in equal measure, the BBC in 1939 had yet to seal its reputation. With the advent of war, the corporation found itself thrust into a battle against the Nazis and the machinations of the British government. This series examines how the conflict transformed the BBC, what impact its broadcasts had at home and abroad, and uncovers the battles that raged with the government over its independence - out of which was forged the template for the modern BBC.

[edit] The War Of Words

Part one of two. Jonathan Dimbleby presents a documentary examining the role of the BBC during the Second World War, examining the fledgling corporation's vital role in boosting morale at home and struggles to avoid a complete government takeover. The events of the war years would come to define the BBC as an international broadcaster, transmitting in 47 languages.

[edit] Into Battle

The conclusion of the two-part documentary examines the impact the BBC's broadcasts had on the war zone. Jonathan Dimbleby looks at how it provided a counterpoint to Nazi propaganda and a source of coded information for resistance groups. He also discusses how BBC correspondents were embedded with military units during D-Day, and recalls his own father's reporting on the liberation of Belsen and the fall of Berlin.

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  • Video Codec: x264 CABAC High@L4.1
  • Video Bitrate: 2003 Kbps
  • Video Aspect Ratio: 1.778 (16:9)
  • Video Resolution: 1280 x 720
  • Audio Codec: AAC LC
  • Audio English
  • Audio Bitrate: 160 kb/s VBR 48 KHz
  • Audio Channels: Stereo 2
  • Run-Time: 59mins
  • Framerate: 25 fps
  • Number of Parts: 2
  • Container Mp4
  • Part Size: 916 MB
  • Source: HDTV
  • Encoded by: Harry65

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