This series was first broadcasted by Thames television in 1973.It was also shown unedited on WNET and WGBT American television. It was, and still is, regarded as one of the best documentaries ever made. It has been shown many times since then all over the world but unfortunately for me it is only the edited version[cut for tv commercials].There are many copies of the edited version on the internet[You tube etc] but not the original.
When as young kids my brother and myself first watched the series in 1973 we recognised our grandfather in episode 4 titled "Alone" manning a small private craft going to help troops evacuate from Dunkirk. It was not until recently we realised each other had independently seen this footage. Unfortunately the footage has been edited out in the footage now shown on TV etc. Despite many attempts to get hold of the original footage it has not been kept in archives of Thames or the American channels. We would like to get a copy of this for our family archives-clearly he was a brave man as a civilian volunteering to help get our troops home.
I just wondered maybe if anybody might have a copy of the original ORIGINAL episode4 or could point me in the right direction.I have tried all the web sights on the little ships of Dunkirk etc
Any help anybody could give me would be gratefully received