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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.

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