WOMEN ON THE FRONTLINE: CHANNEL 4 COMMISSION WW2 DOCUMENTARY SERIES
Channel 4 have commissioned a three-part documentary series from Woodcut Media which uncovers stories of female heroism and bravery. The series, World War II: Women On The Frontlines, will feature archive footage.
The three-parter includes stories of women from around the world who played a vital role – from fighter pilots, bombing squadrons, and anti-aircraft gunners, through to women who put themselves in danger as spies, intelligence officers or resistance fighters.
The series shines a light on the likes of Selma van de Perre who as a teenager worked as a courier for the Dutch Resistance, was betrayed and survived the horrors of Ravensbrück concentration camp, the Soviet sniper ‘Lady Death’, who was sent to battle without a gun, before killing over 300 Nazis, as well as Lee Miller, one of the most talented journalists of the Second World War.
Polly Scates, Senior Acquisitions Manager, Channel 4 said: "I am very excited to be partnering with Woodcut on this refreshing and informative new series, telling the stories of these extraordinary women who are so often overlooked within history."
Kate Beal, CEO and Co-Founder, Woodcut Media said: "We are proud of this series as it really provides a unique lens through which to view the Second World War. Rarely do we hear about the brave women who played a pivotal role on the frontline. Women jumped into cockpits, dropped bombs, broke codes, bravely fought, and risked their lives as did their male counterparts – and we want audiences worldwide to know about their amazing feats."
More details will be announced in due course.