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Battle of Britain

Dig 1940 Episode 2 of 3

To mark the 70th anniversary of 1940, presenter and archaeologist Jules Hudson goes on a journey of discovery into Britain's darkest and, in the words of Winston Churchill, 'finest hour'.

Jules Hudson and his team are off the Isle of Wight diving on HMS Borealis, a ship from Convoy Peewit, sunk in the opening stages of the Battle of Britain.

With unseen colour film from 1940, Jules tells the hearbreaking story of two pilots killed in the Battle of Britain, and the glamorous woman at the centre of both their lives.

The team head to Chesil beach as they attempt to recover the remains of an RAF Hurricane fighter plane shot down in August 1940, at the height of the battle.

Featuring aviation archaeologists Steve Vizard and Gareth Jones, and military historian Andy Saunders.

30 minutes

Last on

Mon 24 Oct 2011 20:00


Role Contributor
PresenterJules Hudson
Executive ProducerJohn Farren
Series ProducerJohn Hayes Fisher
DirectorJohn Hayes Fisher