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Churchill's extraordinary gamble

Duration: 01:47

Richard Holmes describes how Churchill took the "astonishingly risky" decision to evacuate British troops from Dunkirk. Holmes suggests that this was part of the same indomitable spirit that led Churchill to declare that he would die for his country before he surrendered.

Available since: Thu 5 Aug 2010

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Richard Holmes
Harvey Lilley
Executive Producer
Mark Fielder
Lucy Swingler

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In The Footsteps of Churchill His Finest Hour

5/8 Professor Richard Holmes retraces Churchill's steps to the East End and his stately home.

First broadcast: 11 May 2005

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