When War Broke Out
Using the words of interviewees, this program adds a personal insight into the events of 1939 and the beginning of the Second World War. Their stories are illustrated using archive film. These are the untold stories of ordinary people, whose words convey a true sense of what it was like to be living at a time of momentous events.
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