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BBC Documentaries: Season 2009

2009x83 The Children Who Fought Hitler
TV-PG

  • 2009-11-08T21:00:00+00:00 on BBC
  • 60 mins
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Documentary, Special Interest

Documentary telling the forgotten story of a heroic battle fought by the children of the British Memorial School to help liberate Europe from the Nazis.

The school served a unique horticultural community of ex-First World War soldiers and their families living in Ypres in Belgium who lovingly tended the war graves. Steeped in ideals of patriotic service and sacrifice, many pupils and ex-pupils refused to surrender to the invading Nazi forces.

Three surviving school pupils tell their extraordinary stories of resistance, illustrated with rare archive film.

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