History Channel - Mud Men (2011)Part 6: WWII
The foreshore at Silvertown is the location for the Mud Menâ™s dig today. Infamous as the site of the largest explosion on mainland Britain in 1917 when the munitions factory blew up, the remnants of two world wars litter the banks of the river. Johnny Vaughan liberates an anti aircraft shell case from the mud which leads our intrepid Mud Men on a journey back in time to World War Two. Johnny discovers what it was like on the front line of Londonâ™s top secret defences, whilst Steve Brooker experiences the Blitz through the eyes of a survivor. And the Mud Men join the crew of HMS St Albans on an intensive experience of life as a raw recruit in the Royal Navy.