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Secrets of the Imperial War Museum: Episode 2 (S1EP2 Channel 5 Fri 3 Dec 2021)

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At IWM’s flagship site in Lambeth Road, London, a team is racing to complete an ambitious set of new galleries dedicated to telling the story of the Second World War and the Holocaust in a new way. Cameras also focus on IWM Duxford, where the museum’s rare Mark 1 Spitfire is being serviced. It’s undergoing a rigorous test flight to check it’s ready to take to the skies for the first airshow of the season.

Airdate: Fri 3 Dec 2021 at 19:00 on Channel 5

Season 1 Episode 2

For the first time, the Imperial War Museum has allowed cameras behind the scenes. This series uncovers rarely heard first-hand accounts, and reveals the pressure faced by hundreds of IWM experts and volunteers as they work to preserve the most important objects and stories from our wartime past.