Battleplan: Alamein


In his first appearance on television, Dan Snow partners up with his father Peter to tell the step-by-step story of the Battle of Alamein, a battle that turned the fortunes of the Germans in World War 2. Following up on his role on Newsnight during the Falklands War, Peter uses unique graphics to give the point-of-view of the generals on both sides, whilst Dan gives the vantage of the soldiers on the ground. The programme was so successful it spawned two series.