When Weather Changed History (2008): S01E06 – Dunkirk


Introduction

When Weather Changed History was an American documentary television series that was shown The Weather Channel from 2008 to 2009. It chronicles major events in history and the effect weather had on them.

Also known as When Weather Makes History (working title, US).

Outline

26 May 1940: The course of World War II is at stake as the British army attempts to evacuate hundreds of thousands of Allied troops from the beaches of Dunkirk, France, despite severe weather. Estimates are that only about 10% of the troops can successfully evacuate because smaller boats are needed. Thousands of British citizens with small civilian boats volunteer to help in the effort, and in nine days, more than three hundred thousand French and British soldiers are rescued.

When Weather Changed History Series

You can find a full index and overview of When Weather Changed History here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 28 February 2008.
  • Rating: Unknown.
  • Running Time: 60 minutes (per episode).
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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