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Dunkirk: The Soldiers' Story

Veterans of World War II describe the retreat to Dunkirk in 1940 and the largest military evacuation in history. Their first real experience of warfare, it was brutal.

Veterans of World War II describe their experiences of the retreat to Dunkirk in 1940 and the evacuation.

On 10 May the German Army invaded Holland and Belgium. The Blitzkrieg had begun - an entirely new way of fighting war. For the young men aged 18 and 19 who joined up to 'do their bit' it was a terrifying baptism of fire, and for the British Army a shattering blow. Within three weeks it was a crushing defeat, leading to the largest military evacuation in history.

This film is the story, told in their own words, of a group of young men, now veterans, and their first experience of modern mechanised warfare.

1 hour

Last on

Mon 7 Jun 2010 23:20

Broadcasts

  • Sat 5 Jun 2010 20:25
  • Mon 7 Jun 2010 23:20