Episode 1: Dunkirk
In the aftermath of Germany’s devastating offensive against the Allies, their army prepares to capture the entire British army trapped at the port at Dunkirk. However, at the pivotal moment Hitler delays making the final killer blow allowing Prime Minister Churchill and his commanders to devise a daring strategy to bring back the entire British army. As the German army creeps closer and the Luftwaffe strike from overhead Churchill faces a battle back home to convince the politicians, and the public that the war is not over yet. Meanwhile hundreds of thousands of British troops on the beaches of Dunkirk are struggling to survive. They work together to devise ingenious methods for getting the troops off the deadly beaches. Even enlisting British civilian ‘little ships’ to help in the evacuation, will they get off in time?