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The Secret History of Flight 149

Podcast Series The Secret History of Flight 149

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Imagine boarding a flight thinking you’re heading on holiday, but instead you get taken hostage by Saddam Hussein. It might sound far-fetched, but in August 1990 this really happened to the passengers and crew of BA Flight 149. What followed has been dubbed the most shocking government cover-up of the last thirty years.

Journalist Stephen Davis has been reporting on this extraordinary story for the past three decades. In this series you’ll hear directly from the hostages - the people used as human shields by the Iraqi regime, with horrific and traumatic consequences. But why was the plane...

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Introducing: Who Killed Daphne?

Introducing: Who Killed Daphne?

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Introducing: We Didn't Start the Fire (The History Podcast)

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6 mins

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Flight 149 | Ep 10 | Impact

Flight 149 | Ep 10 | Impact

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Stephen reveals some new details that have come to light since we started making this series, and speaks with someone who was on the ground in Kuwait at the time of the invasion. We also hear from all the human shields we’ve been following, and learn about the personal impact of this horrific ordeal. Additional material across the series courtesy of Getty, Blakeway Productions, The Parliamentary Recording Unit and C-Span. Stay tuned for more ‘Secret History’ episodes later in the year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

41 mins

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Flight 149 | Ep 9 | Revelations

Flight 149 | Ep 9 | Revelations

The investigation gains momentum as key individuals speak out about the events of August 1990. Stephen reveals just who was on Flight 149...is this why the plane landed? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

37 mins

4 April Finished

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