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A series of short films and music videos have appeared online, showing viewers what it’s like to be a member of the UK’s armed forces during the Second World War.
The series of videos, produced by the British Film Institute (BFI) and titled Armed Forces: An Early Look at the Second WW2, will be shown at 7:30pm on Sunday on BBC One.
The programme is the latest in a series of documentaries which show how the military served in the war and what life was like for the men and women who served in it.
The British military suffered massive casualties during the war, with nearly 1.2 million men and 1.5 million women killed, wounded and missing, according to the BFI.
The programme also includes footage from the Royal Naval Academy in Portsmouth, where many of the recruits who were selected were trained in gunnery and tactics, the film says.
The BFI has a history of creating programmes which shed light on important issues and events in history.
In May last year, it released a series called The Great War, which revealed the horrors of the conflict, including the scale of the loss of life.
In August, it produced the documentary World at War: Britain in the Second War, a documentary which detailed the extent of the British military’s losses and casualties during World War I.
In March, the Bfi released a programme entitled Battle of Britain: The Battle of the Atlantic and the Battle of Europe.