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Invasion and Defence

Britain and the Sea Episode 2 of 4

David Dimbleby continues his voyage round Britain, sailing his boat Rocket along the south east coast from Hampshire to Kent. This was the front line coast, the edge of Britain essential to its defence and the first point of attack for invasion forces. From the great battleships of Nelson to the sea forts of Henry VIII, this is a story that embraces Britain's darkest and most heroic moments.

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1 hour

Last on

Tue 27 Jun 2017 01:30


Role Contributor
PresenterDavid Dimbleby
ProducerRosie Schellenberg
DirectorRosie Schellenberg
Executive ProducerBasil Comely
Series ProducerAlexander Leith

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