The Railways That Built Britain with Chris Tarrant

How the Railways Won the War

Series 1 - Episode 2 How the Railways Won the War

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Summary

The broadcaster examines the role of the railways during the two global conflicts of the 20th century, keeping vital supply lines open and transporting troops to and from the front. In the First World War, railway works were converted into munitions factories and women were employed for these dangerous jobs and their heroic efforts helped win them the vote, while in the Second World War, they were vital in organising the evacuation of a million children and offered underground shelters from air raids.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Chris Tarrant
Director Tim Usborne
Executive Producer James Hayes
Producer Tim Usborne
Series Producer Ed Booth
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