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ADVENTURES IN HISTORY: Ship Shape Stories

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ADVENTURES IN HISTORY: Ship Shape Stories

Ever wondered what life would be like as a crew member aboard a Navy ship? Join IWM expert Ngaire this week as she helps us discover the extraordinary stories from the deck of the largest object in IWM’s collection, HMS Belfast.

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Adventures in History - Series Two

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Carers - Part One
Discover how people cared for the wounded in the First World War, how they used their skills and resourcefulness to make sure the injured were cared for.
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Trench Tales - Part Two
Discover the story of the nine year old with a plan, a soldier who shared his experiences with his parents and a young woman who was proud to do her bit for the war effort. 
Adventures in History: Trench Tales - Part One
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Trench Tales - Part One
Join IWM expert Ngaire this week as she helps us reveal fascinating personal stories from the First World War, from the trenches to the home front.   
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On the Home Front - Part Two
From the Women’s Auxiliary Airforce to the Timber Corps, join IWM expert Ngaire as she helps us discover the extraordinary stories of the people who rose to the challenge of life on the Second World War Home Front.
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On the Home Front - Part One
Join IWM expert Ngaire as she helps us discover the extraordinary stories of the people who rose to the challenge of life on the Second World War Home Front.  
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Carers - Part Two
From paintings to personal diaries, join IWM expert Ngaire as she helps us discover the extraordinary stories of the people who cared for the wounded in the First World War. 

Adventures in History- Series One

Adventures in History: D-Day - People and Planning
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D-Day: People and Planning
Want to hear about the biggest invasion by land, sea and air in history? Discover how D-Day was planned and learn about the real people who were part of it.
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The World’s Best Den
Why were air raid shelters needed in the Second World War? Join IWM expert Ngaire as she tells real life stories of how people passed the time—whether they sheltered in their back garden or in underground tunnels.  
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Cakes Made From Carrots
Join IWM expert Ngaire as she tells real life stories of how people satisfied their sweet tooth despite rationing in the Second World War.  
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Grumpy and his Spitfire
Find out why pilot George Unwin was given the nickname 'Grumpy' and find out how he achieved his dream of flying a Spitfire. 
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Amazing Animals
Join IWM expert Clare as she shares real life stories about courageous animal heroes.
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VE Day- Parties in the Street
Join IWM expert Vikki as she shares real life stories of celebration and revelry in the wake of the VE Day announcement of 1945
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Painting Life
Join IWM experts Becky and Paris as they share real life stories of artists, and the invaluable role they played during the Second World War.  
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Life Under The Sea
Our special guest, Ed from the Royal Navy, is interviewed by CBBC presenter Ben Shires. Ed will tell us all about what it’s like to work on a submarine and spend months living deep beneath the waves.

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