A dramatised documentary about the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force from Dunkirk in May 1940.
What happened at Dunkirk in May 1940 must rank as the greatest maritime evacuation in history.
A race against time to save the Allied army trapped in France that is as much defined by its audacity as it is by its miraculous nature.
The greatest escape?
Told from the perspective of the decision makers and the soldiers on the ground, this series follows the dramatic events from the 25th May 1940, to the early hours of 4th June. As British and French troops were forced back into an ever-decreasing pocket of land by the relentless onslaught of the Germans, the British Navy launched a momentous effort to save them at short notice and with very slender means.