Battle of Britain (03:20)
In 1940, Nazi Germany sent the Luftwaffe to bomb Britain. Despite having a smaller air force, the British won. Archeologist are looking at plane crashes in the sea to understand what happened.
Walton-on-the-Naze Crash (07:17)
On Aug. 31, 1940, the Nazis shot down 39 British fighter planes. Aviation historian Andy Saunders investigates the remains of a plane that crashed into wet mud. The plane was a Hurricane that faced Nazi fighter and bomber planes.
Hurricane Crash (03:25)
Saunders finds an account of what happened to the aircraft that crashed at Walton-on-the-Naze. The plane was shot down while turning out of a head-on attack.
HMS Wakeful (06:01)
Off the coast of Belgium, Sven van Haelst leads a team investigating the 1940 wreck that disappeared within 15 seconds. The large gunship was part of the evacuation of the British Army from Dunkirk.
HMS Wakeful's Fate (05:55)
Van Haelst finds the HMS Wakeful torn in two and not on a direct route from Dunkirk to Britain. It traveled an alternate route to avoid heavy Luftwaffe bombing. A German E-boat hit the ship with a torpedo.
Battle of Narvik (04:13)
In the Narvik fjord lies a collection of Nazi shipwrecks. Archaeologist Fredrik Soreide investigates what happened during the little-known battle. He focuses on the wreck of the Erich Giese, a German destroyer.
Erich Giese Shipwreck (07:14)
Soreide's team investigates the wreck with an underwater drone. British ships attacked the destroyer as it retreated from battle in Narvik.
Hitler and the RAF (09:22)
Destruction at the Battle of Narvik was a setback for Adolf Hitler's planned naval invasion of Britain. He realized it would only be successful if he destroyed the Royal Air Force. Archeologists investigate a German bomber plane wreck in the Goodwin Sands near Kent.
Credits: Episode 5: The Battle of Britain (Drain the Oceans) (00:05)
Credits: Episode 5: The Battle of Britain (Drain the Oceans)
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