NOVA: Great Escape at Dunkirk

Wednesday, February 14, at 9pm on ThinkTV16

Tuesday, February 20, at 9pm on ThinkTV14

As France fell to the German armies in May 1940, 300,000 Allied troops were trapped on the beaches of Dunkirk. Their annihilation seemed certain – a disaster that could have led to Britain's surrender. Now, NOVA follows a team of archaeologists, historians, and divers as they recover the remains of ships, planes, and personal effects lost during the epic operation. With access to previously classified files recently released by the UK government, they also uncover the truth behind the myths of Dunkirk.