Dunkirk: The New Evidence is a History Documentary programme.

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Dunkirk: The New Evidence

Documentary examining the famous Second World War evacuation of Allied soldiers - codenamed Operation Dynamo - from the beaches of Dunkirk, France, between May 26 and June 4, 1940. Recently released Ministry of Defence files reveal that, far from being absent as many historians have believed, the RAF was suffering massive losses supporting the evacuation. Operating at high altitude and deep inside France, RAF planes were halting the bulk of Luftwaffe bombers before they could reach the beaches. The files also reveal that the famous Spitfire took flight for the first time during the mission, and the agile fighter was a spectacular success.

Genre: History Documentary

Running Time: 65 minutes (approx)

When is Dunkirk: The New Evidence next on TV?

It's next showing on PBS America (Freeview) September 24th, 8:40pm and on PBS America Plus 1 September 24th, 9:40pm. See more...