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War Walks

Series 1

Episode 5: Arras

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)

Twelve journeys through six centuries of warfare in the company of Professor Richard Holmes.

In May 1940 the Germans staged a lightning invasion of Belgium and France in a new kind of armoured warfare called blitzkrieg. Richard Holmes traces their route to the French city of Arras, where a small British force launched a counterattack that gave the allies vital breathing space. Show less

Contributors

Presenter:
Richard Holmes
Director:
Steven Clarke

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