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"Area 51: The CIA's Secret Files" on National Geographic Channel

Photo Credit: National Geographic Channel

Photo Credit: National Geographic Channel

Area 51: The CIA's Secret Files covers the true story of ground-breaking research into aviation that took place at the Groom Lake Testing Facility, otherwise known as Area 51, which ensured US Aerial supremacy from the Cold War through to the present day.

Utilising CIA documents that have recently been declassified this programme identifies specific individuals who worked at the top secret base in a variety of roles -the radar specialists, pilots and security guards.

Their personal testimonies provide a unique impression not just of the work that was carried out, but of the site itself. We reveal just how tight security had to be to keep the development of the U2, A12 and HAVE BLUE aviation programmes under wraps.

This is a film that concentrates on delivering history and factual accuracy in a fresh and engaging style -one that answers the question 'what really happened at Area 51'?

Area 51: The CIA's Secret Files premieres on Friday (3 October) at 10:00pm (SIN/HK) on the National Geographic Channel.