Walking Through History

Tony’s walk in this episode takes him back to 1940 when Dorset became the unlikely front line in the war against Hitler.
His five-day, 60-mile walk along the Jurassic coast reveals the county’s hidden World War II story.

Starting by the defences on Chesil Beach (still standing 70 years on), Tony’s journey encompasses stunning scenery and scenes of amazing acts of ingenuity and bravery as he heads east towards Swanage and Studland Bay.

Revealing the role Dorset had to play in protecting Britain from invasion leads to an emotional climax in which he meets one of the veterans who survived after landing at Omaha Beach on D Day.

1 x 60’ Channel 4