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It is believed that World War II was a time when everyone in Britain pulled together in an effort to defeat Nazi Germany. However, award-winning director Peter Williams has unearthed stories of murder, petty crime and spies in local villages and towns, that remained undetected during the five years of war.

Underworld At War is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (7 episodes). The series first aired on April 5, 2012.

Underworld At War is available for streaming on the Ammo Content website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Underworld At War on demand at Tubi TV Amazon Prime, Amazon, Tubi TV online.

Ammo Content
1 Season, 7 Episodes
April 5, 2012
Cast: Frankie Fraser, Peter Williams
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  • The US army was still segregated. Some units were black. Others were white. At home, these men couldn't sit in the same bus seats as white men, couldn't eat at the same counter in the local diner. Now, they were in the same army. Tragically British citizens sometimes got caught up in military disputes.

  • The appetite for "who-dunnits" was as keen in World War II as it is today. In the post-war years, lawyer Edgar Lustgarten made a series of films for the cinema based on crimes and criminals - many of them thinly disguised versions of real-life crimes. This one, he called "The Drayton Case".

  • Some people take to organized crime like ducks to water. Frankie Fraser was 16 when World War II broke out in 1939 and he was already in Borstal for a jewel robbery.

  • All over Britain, families were becoming single-parent families. While Dad was away, on his country's business, the kids played more boisterously, and with less discipline. There were new 'toys' to play with. War toys were favorite toys - at least for a gang of youngsters at Broomfield near Herne Bay in Kent. The Finn family lived in the pub. It was the gang headquarters.

  • World War II was, traumatic for pretty well everyone who lived through it. Young people, dealt with it in different ways - some, such as Daphne Baker, who lived then at Snodland in Kent, and now near Bexhill in Sussex, simply ignored the nightly air raids, as far as it was possible and got on with studying hard to fulfil her life's ambition to get to Cambridge and become a teacher.

  • It was easier to break the law between 1939 and 1945 simply because there were so many new laws to be broken. A mind-numbing barrage of regulations sprang up, to govern the nation's consumption, such as food and fuel, and to protect the island's security. Scarcity drove many thousands of worthy, law-abiding citizens to become criminals.