Watch September 6, 4:00am
They were the ‘it’ girls of their era: the remarkable female pilots of World War II who overturned convention and took to the skies. These pioneers of aviation and equality were part of the Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA), delivering aircraft to the RAF during Britain’s darkest hours. Using archive footage and testimonies from the surviving members and their relatives, Spitfire Women captures the stories of these unsung heroines, whose tales of courage and determination remain largely unrecognized.
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The Immortal Beaver
The story behind the restoration of a de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver bush plane that was abandoned in the Arizona desert for decades. Featuring contributions by actor and keen pilot...
This program explores two of Canada's most significant but little-known battles of World War I - Mount Sorrel and Hill 70. Journey back in time to the Western Front of Belgium and...
Dreamers and Dissidents
The rugged beauty of the Kootenays, with its snow-capped peaks, verdant valleys and shimmering lakes, has long lured those who dared to dream big and defy conventions. Drawn...
Juxtaposes the creative similarities and differences between two well-known literary figures of the Harlem Renaissance, Langston Hughes and Claude McKay.
National Geographic Specials - Secrets of the Viking Sword
The Vikings were among the fiercest warriors of all time, and a select few carried the ultimate weapon of their era: the...
Afghanistan: The Great Game
Afghanistan, one of the most isolated and barren landscapes on earth, is a strange place for an empire or superpower to invade. But for three of the greatest powers...
Lost Kingdoms of Africa
In this four-part series, British art historian Dr. Gus Casely-Hayford sets off on a quest to rediscover the pre-colonial history of some of Africa's most important kingdoms...
Orkney's Stone Age Temple
In the far North of Scotland, archaeologists are unearthing an amazing 5,000 year-old religious temple complex, the first painted wall art ever seen from the Stone Age in...