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The Crucial Role the British Railway Played During WWII

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As the Luftwaffe began to target London with increasing regularity, the railway network became the saving grace of the nation, successfully transporting both troops and children from its cities.

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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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