Series 1 - Episode 1 Dunkirk



Millions of us find the internet invaluable in unearthing information about family history. This series uses the power of one site to help members of the public find out more about their antecedents’ links to key events in history.

In the first part of a new series, three people discover their links to the Dunkirk evacuations, when 338,000 Allied soldiers were rescued from France by 693 vessels. With input from veterans, historians, boating fans and an enthusiastic Chris Hollins, the events of May and June 1940 are brought vividly to life.


Veterans and relatives of those involved in the 1940 Dunkirk evacuation remember the role played by six cockle boats from Essex. Presented by Chris Hollins.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Chris Hollins