字幕列表 影片播放 列印英文字幕 Hi, I'm Thomas. I'm Will. And we're here at Dover Castle And we're going back in time to May 1940 less than a year after the start of the second World War. We're going to meet Vice Admiral Ramsay in his underground headquarters to find out how he helped our troops during WWII. Looks like we have a message to deliver. What are you two boys doing in here? This is no place for children. Please sir, we were asked to give you this message. Well, thank you boys. That will be all. Sir, what's happening? Well, we are trying to organise the evacuation from Dunkirk. That means that we're trying to help our troops withdraw from the northern coast of France. I'm afraid it's all rather top secret, I can't really tell you very much. What's your role here Sir? Well, I'm a Royal Naval Officer and I'm in command of the thousands of men and women who work here in this command centre. When were these tunnels built, Sir? Well these tunnels were built over a hundred years ago in the Napoleonic War. Not too long ago we started using them as a bomb shelter, then we started to use them as a command centre and later as a hospital. What's happening in these tunnels? We're trying to organise the withdrawal of the troops from France you see We're trying to organise ships and blankets, food water, medical supplies and lots of the troops when they get here are going to be exhausted or even wounded. What happens to the soldiers when they get back? Well, they'll be put onto trains and sent to wherever they're from in Britain they'll be able to spend a few weeks maybe with their family. After a week or so, they'll return back to their units. Do you live in these tunnels? For the moment, yes. There's an awful lot of work to do But I do have a room at the end of one of the tunnels with a little window and I can see the harbour so I can see what's going on out there I imagine once this is all over I'll return back to the Officer's quarters back at the castle. But I do have my own home you know in south of Scotland. Are we safe here? These tunnels are really quite a long way underground, deep within the White Cliffs here so no bombs can reach you We saw a lot of ships in the harbour on our way here today Yes, those are the ships that we're trying to organise to get over to France to evacuate the troops you see I saw some of the boats are ordinary, not war ships, why's that? Quite simply we don't have enough transporters or war ships to do the job, so I'm trying to organise as many civilian vessels as I possibly can to get them over there and see what they can do see if they can be useful How do you even track all of the boats going in and out of the harbour? That's a very good question It's very difficult to communicate with a lot of these small boats, particularly the little ships so we use a system of flags to communicate - called Semaphore - I'll show you Follow me this way. Right boys, down here What are they doing? Well these fellows are doing that thing I told you about earlier. Semaphore - signaling with the flags. With these flags we'll be able to communicate with the ships down in the harbour. So, gentlemen if you wouldn't mind - D O V E R There we are chaps Dover. Want to have a go? Right, pass over the flags then chaps They'll give you a hand, but are you ready fellows? Ready? D O V E R Excellent work. What do you think chaps? They were alright weren't they. Thank you very much for bringing me the message It's much appreciated I'm afraid I've got to get back to work now so Thank you very much Carry on.