Watch Secrets of War
- 5 Seasons
Secrets of War (aka Sworn To Secrecy: Secrets of War) is a documentary television series broadcast on the History Channel featuring 65 episodes. Actor Charlton Heston narrated the show that detailed various information and facts that were obtained through often rare archival footage. Information sources also came from messages, former classified messages and expert, author and eyewitness interviews from all over the globe. The series originally was to take place over 26 hours. However, it was expanded due to its popularity. The beginning 13 hours concerned World War II, along with the largely secret information that was kept by the British Official Secrets Act until it was released between 1975 and the 1990s. The second part of the series dealt with many of the other conflicts during the 20th century. The rest of the series detailed many other battles, wars, intrigues and espionage. This included topics such as spy planes, chemical warfare and weaponry, as well as code breakers and prisoners of war. Key participants in every major conflict during the 20th century were interviewed, including some authors with different perspectives of the secret nature of war. The creators of the series worked along with the most prominent spies during the period. Participants included former CIA Directors Richard Helms, James Woolsey and Dr. James Schlesinger. The series also drew interest from many other notables who were previously unwilling to document their involvements in war-related activities. These people included Henry Kissinger, Dan Quayle, Robert McNamara, James A. Baker III, John H. Sununu, Jack Valenti, John K. Singlaub, Howard K. Smith, David Eisenhower, Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., Senator John McCain and Dr. Sergei Khrushchev. Each episode lasts one hour during which a specific, strong and very factual story is told that is backed with facts, rare footage and interviews. The production includes 3D graphics, historical retracing shots and on-location shoots along with the extensive use of reenactments to tell the stories in a compelling and visual way.