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BBC All Fair in War A History of Military Deception

Historian and writer Ben Macintyre presents a series on bluff and guile in battle. With the help of experts and historians he looks at military deception in different historical periods, and tells the stories of commanders and armies who ha

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Season 1


All Fair in War: A History of Military Deception Ep.5

How do you fight what you cannot see? Historian Ben Macintyre looks at how camouflage can provide crucial tactical advantage.

All Fair in War: A History of Military Deception Ep.5

How do you fight what you cannot see? Historian Ben Macintyre looks at how camouflage can provide crucial tactical advantage.

13:29

EP05 - S1

6 Jul 21

All Fair in War: A History of Military Deception Ep.4

It has been called 'a wilderness of mirrors'. Ben Macintyre on how espionage and misdirection can confuse, confound and bewilder an enemy, so long as you know how they think. 

All Fair in War: A History of Military Deception Ep.4

It has been called 'a wilderness of mirrors'. Ben Macintyre on how espionage and misdirection can confuse, confound and bewilder an enemy, so long as you know how they think. 

13:30

EP04 - S1

6 Jul 21

All Fair in War: A History of Military Deception Ep. 3

When is a Trojan Horse not a horse? When it is a wine cellar, Scottish mercenaries or a Persian general. Ben Macintyre explores the tactic of sneaking behind enemy lines. 

All Fair in War: A History of Military Deception Ep. 3

When is a Trojan Horse not a horse? When it is a wine cellar, Scottish mercenaries or a Persian general. Ben Macintyre explores the tactic of sneaking behind enemy lines. 

13:25

EP03 - S1

6 Jul 21

All Fair in War: A History of Military Deception Ep.2

Pretending to run away. The oldest trick in the book, if by 'book' you mean 'Old Testament'. Ben Macintyre on one of the earliest recorded instances of military deception. 

All Fair in War: A History of Military Deception Ep.2

Pretending to run away. The oldest trick in the book, if by 'book' you mean 'Old Testament'. Ben Macintyre on one of the earliest recorded instances of military deception. 

13:30

EP02 - S1

6 Jul 21

All Fair in War: A History of Military Deception Ep. 1

'Know your enemy', said Sun Tzu, in his exalted work The Art of War. Ben Macintyre hears how ancient Chinese strategy is as relevant today as it ever was in history. 

All Fair in War: A History of Military Deception Ep. 1

'Know your enemy', said Sun Tzu, in his exalted work The Art of War. Ben Macintyre hears how ancient Chinese strategy is as relevant today as it ever was in history. 

13:28

EP01 - S1

6 Jul 21

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