The Summer Of 1940

Michael Aspel presents a four-part series focusing on the events of the first summer of World War II.

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01Dunkirk20000606

Michael Aspel presents a four-part series focusing on the events of the first summer of World War II.

In this programme, how the British Army were forced to retreat when the Germans invaded France.

However, defeat was turned into triumph when 350,000 men were rescued from Dunkirk.

02The Battle Of Britain20000613

This programme focuses on the few weeks when a handful of Royal Air Force pilots saved the nation from defeat.

03The Blitz20000620

How ordinary men, women and children suddenly found themselves under attack as London became the target of a bombing assault from Hitler's air force.

04 LASTConquer Or Die20000627

A celebration of the sixtieth anniversary of the formation of the Home Guard, initially known as the Local Defence Volunteers.