History UK is launching its season of World War Two programming with a special broadcast on Facebook.
The channel’s upcoming season World War True, which tells the lesser-known human stories of the Second World War, begins on the 8th October with a Facebook Live broadcast, WW2 House Live.
The six-hour live stream will bring viewers inside a typical 1940s house, with a living room, bedroom and kitchen, immersing the audience in the sounds of the war – from the wartime speeches and radio bulletins, to scream of the air raid sirens, the tensions of D-Day and the final battle for Berlin.
History UK is also calling for viewers to share their family’s own stories from the conflict in the Facebook Live comments, some of which will be brought to life in voiceovers as part of the event.
The broadcast will be available on Facebook from 3pm on 8 October, and will run until 9pm.
The Facebook Live broadcast launches the World War True season. Other highlights of the season include WW2 Treasure in which Madness frontman Suggs joins some of the UK’s top WWII detectorists to dig up sites around the country in search of artefacts from the Second World War, and spy drama X-Company, set in the same spy school at which Ian Fleming and Roald Dahl were allegedly trained.