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Secret Agent Selection: WW2 - Season 1 Episode 4

Immersive history series focusing on one of World War II's most covert organisations, Britain's Special Operations Executive. A group of modern-day volunteers undertake the SOE agent training programme.

Genre: War & Politics

Country: UK

Episode: 4/4 eps

Duration: 60 min

Quality: HD

Release: 2018

IMDb: 7.5

Season 1 - Secret Agent Selection: WW2
"Training begins as the students are schooled in guns, explosives and silent killing techniques. Skills which came together and helped SOE to pull off one of the most audacious assassinations of World War Two. The students need to show a calm head and a killer instinct when handling real weapons, but not everyone makes the grade."
"The students are dropped in the middle of the remote Scottish Highlands, where they learn survival skills required for life in the field. Training in the same mountains as 1940s agents, they are schooled in the same techniques which prepared a group of agents tasked with putting a stop to Hitler's atomic ambitions in Norway. In a freezing Scottish lake and on a sheer rock face, some of the students are forced to find previously-untapped reserves of mental and physical strength."
"The students are transported to a British Stately home - this is SOE Finishing School - a 1940s spy school which prepared agents for a life living undercover in enemy territory. They learn to pick locks, send coded messages and see some real SOE gadgets, before facing an intense mock interrogation designed to prepare agents for the eventuality of capture, torture and possible execution."
"Eight of the original 14 students have fallen by the wayside, leaving just six survivors to undertake SOE\u2019s final scheme \u2013 a 24-hour practice mission bringing together all the skills they have learned during training."