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NOVA: Great Escape At Dunkirk

Decades after crashing on the beach in 1940, Geoffrey Stephenson’s Spitfire has been restored to flying condition and now lives at Duxford Airfield, UK.
Courtesy of WGBH/Katie Johns
Decades after crashing on the beach in 1940, Geoffrey Stephenson’s Spitfire has been restored to flying condition and now lives at Duxford Airfield, UK.

Airs Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 at 9 p.m. & Sunday, Feb. 18 at 2 p.m. on KPBS TV + Sunday, Feb. 18 at 9 p.m. on KPBS 2

Discover traces of the ships and planes lost during World War II.

On NOVA "Great Escape At Dunkirk," join archaeologists and divers recovering remains of ships and planes lost during World War II’s epic Dunkirk operation.

Discover new evidence of the ingenious technology that helped save Allied forces from defeat by the encircling Germans.

The MV Crested Eagle wreck, Dunkirk, France.
Courtesy of WGBH/Alexis Nguyen
The MV Crested Eagle wreck, Dunkirk, France.

Featuring an exclusive excavation of a newly-found Spitfire wreck, NOVA debunks the myth and highlights the essential role that the RAF's iconic fighter played in reversing the desperate stakes that played out in the air above the beleaguered men.

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A NOVA production for WGBH Boston. Senior Executive Producer for NOVA is Paula S. Apsell.