Series 12 - 5. Timeshift: The British Army of the Rhine

Timeshift: The British Army of the Rhine

About this programme

The story of British servicemen and their families who made a home in the Rhineland in the decades following the Second World War. The programme tells of how generations grew up on military bases in Germany that became outposts of Britishness, and reveals how the Ministry of Defence is preparing to finally pull its forces out of the area. Featuring contributions by military historian Max Hastings and BBC sports commentator Barry Davies, who was based in the area during his National Service.

Cast and crew


Barry Davies
Max Hastings

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