This is the reason why soldiers took over St Annes beach yesterday

This is the reason why soldiers took over St Annes beach yesterday

This Second World War beach ‘invasion’ at St Annes might have startled a few unsuspecting dog walkers yesterday.

But the rather authentic looking group – along with their wartime vehicles – are part of the filming for new BBC period drama World on Fire.

Hundreds of production staff, actors and vehicles have moved onto the sands north of St Annes to capture beach scenes for the epic story.
Hundreds of production staff, actors and vehicles have moved onto the sands north of St Annes to capture beach scenes for the epic story.
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Filming has already taken place in Prague and other filming locations include Manchester, London, Paris and Berlin.
Filming has already taken place in Prague and other filming locations include Manchester, London, Paris and Berlin.
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The story will be told through the intertwining fates of ordinary people drawn from Britain, Poland, France, Germany and the United States as they grapple with the effect of the war on their everyday lives.
The story will be told through the intertwining fates of ordinary people drawn from Britain, Poland, France, Germany and the United States as they grapple with the effect of the war on their everyday lives.
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World On Fire is described as an adrenalised, emotionally gripping and resonant drama following the first year of the Second World War.
World On Fire is described as an adrenalised, emotionally gripping and resonant drama following the first year of the Second World War.
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