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The heroic British town that won World War II - Britain's Most Historic Towns

Alice Roberts sitting at a desk in a replica of a WW2 war room

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Professor Alice Roberts examines Britain in wartime by looking at the coastal town of Dover and it's role in the Dunkirk rescue in World War II. Alice Roberts explores the 3 awful routes to Dunkirk were 3 district nightmares. 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.