This documentary argues it was primarily Dowding who saved Britain from defeat against Hitler in 1940, only to be ignominiously humiliated at the end of the conflict.
Secret War Ep12 Hardy Amies
Netherlands during (tijdens) WW2 1940-45, by Michael Rogge, provides an American perspective which does not mention the Battle of Arnhem and other important British and Canadian operations.
Defiant London a Timeline documentary
Rare news footage of Nazi occupied France captured surreptitiously by a brave French cameraman, Gaston Madru, from 1942 to 1944. It gives a snapshot of everything from swastikas flying from French buildings to the German retreat from France in 1944. If caught Madru would have been executed.
Part of the National Army Museum Virtual VE Day 75 Festival.
Special Operations Executive: Tools of the Trade
Behind enemy lines: description based on a true account
Warning graphic content
I decided to share this link after being asked what weapons SOE used. Although this film only covers a few of the weapons available to SOE agents it’s a good introduction.
The legendary William Fairbarin (aka the Shanghai basher and dangerous Dan) makes an appearance during his time in Canada but has been wrongly quoted.
During the re-enactment of training in Scotland we see two former members of SOE’s French Section, Harry Ree and Jacqueline Nearne.
Although there are a number of inaccuracies this film is still worth watching.
In February 1942 men of the newly formed 2nd Battalion the Parachute Regiment (2 Para) were sent to Bruneval in northern France to seize German radar equipment.
My only criticism is one video shows German paratroopers exiting a German aircraft and a number of photographs of non-airborne forces used to illustrate the raid. Apart from these errors, this video provides a good oral historical presentation of the Bruneval Raid which became one of the Battle Honours of the Parachute Regiment.