‘World on Fire’ recap: What happened in Episode 3?

The BBC’s epic new World War II drama World on Fire continued in the UK tonight.

From the makers of Poldark, the seven-part series begins with the German invasion of Poland in September 1939 and ends with the Battle of Britain in 1940.

Here’s a plot recap for the third episode, which aired at 9pm on Sunday 13th October 2019:

After enlisting in the navy, Tom finds himself on board the HMS Exeter in pursuit of the notorious Graf Spee, a German pocket battleship which has been picking off British merchant ships for months.

A huge naval battle ensues, and Tom’s moral compass is reset as he watches the carnage and death around him.

As Tom fights for his life, Harry and Lois face a battle of their own.

Harry is now a 2nd lieutenant, and is in France with the BEF, supervising the digging of foxholes and tank traps with his sergeant Stan, and trying to win the respect of his unit.

When Lois arrives at the base camp to perform with ENSA, Harry’s two worlds collide.

Lois is determined to ignore him and finds comfort in the arms of another soldier, Joe, who happens to belong to Harry’s unit, and there’s another shock in store for Harry when he later disciplines Joe…