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The 3 nightmare routes to Dunkirk explained - Britain's Most Historic Towns


Professor Alice Roberts examines Britain in wartime by looking at the coastal town of Dover and its role in the Dunkirk rescue in World War II. Alice Roberts explores the 3 awful routes to Dunkirk were 3 district nightmares. In this unique take on British history, Professor Alice Roberts explores Britain's rich and varied past through the stories of individual towns. In each programme Alice studies key periods in British history by delving into the secrets of historic towns. Alice combines the bigger national picture with local detail to give an accurate impression of what life was really like at key moments in Britain's turbulent past. Alice visits historic sites and meets local historians to understand how each town was shaped by the dominant forces of the age.