Combat Trains: EPISODE 5

WWII The Home Front

In the 1940s, Britain's railways were repeatedly relied upon to serve the war effort, and time and again, they delivered. They moved millions of children from the bombs of London to the relative safety of the countryside and rescued thousands of retreating soldiers at Dunkirk. We detail how Britain's trains functioned so well while under severe attack, and show tales of heroism involving the railway staff. We then feature a small Hampshire station that played a large role in the biggest amphibious invasion the world has ever known.

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    • Tomorrow
    • 12:00pm
    Jul 23
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    • 7:00pm
    Jul 24
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    • 11:00am
    Aug 31