Dunkirk: The New Evidence

Steve Vizard and John Romain

The Dunkirk miracle, just as troops started to lose hope trapped on the French coast unable to shelter from the endless bombing, a fleet of Royal Navy ships appeared on the horizon but what lead to their apparent abandonment in the first place?

The RAF were blamed, but now, thanks to new MoD files released, it appears the RAF were suffering massive losses supporting the evacuation and were caught up halting many Luftwaffe bombers from reaching the beaches.

This moving account of the rescue reveals that, as well as the Little Ships, the Miracle of Dunkirk was due to the massive sacrifices of the RAF.

Dunkirk: The New Evidence, Sunday 8 pm – Channel 4

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