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History UK orders “Heroes of War” from Sky Vision

History UK has commissioned Sky Vision to produce Heroes of War (pictured), a World War II doc-series about little-known stories and unsung heroes from wartime Poland.
April 25, 2013

Cable network History UK has commissioned the World War II doc-series Heroes of War (pictured) from Sky Vision.

The five x 60-minutes series will focus on unsung heroes from wartime Poland such as Witold Pilecki, a man who intentionally got arrested and sent to the Auschwitz concentration camp in order to witness the atrocities there, and exiled Polish commandos who trained in Britain and returned to fight in their homeland.

Episodes will feature a mix of interviews with experts and eyewitnesses, re-enactments and archival footage. “Heroes of War will take us back to a time when ordinary people became extraordinary heroes, freedom fighters, spies and code-breakers, often in deadly battles with Nazi forces,” Sky Vision head of programming Danny Tipping said in a statement.

The series will premiere this year on H2 in the UK and on History in select European countries. It will be distributed by Sky Vision.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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