‘World on Fire’ recap: What happened in Episode 5?

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 fifth episode, which aired at 9pm on Sunday 27th October 2019:

As thousands flee Nazi-occupied Belgium, Harry, Stan and the rest of their unit take the last route out of France – the road to Dunkirk.

When the boys finally make it to a field hospital, they find an overwhelmed Webster O’Connor dealing with an endless number of injured soldiers and civilians.

Having stumbled across an ambulance of shell-shocked, traumatised troops (including Senegalese soldiers Demba and Ibrahim), Harry is faced with a dilemma – should he stay with the men or save himself?

In Warsaw, Kasia’s campaign of violence and murder against German soldiers has become routine; she’s worlds away from the young, carefree woman she used to be.

Her part in the emerging Polish Resistance is firmly established.

In Manchester, Lois and Connie are performing with Ensa at a northern airbase.

They meet Flight Lieutenant Vernon Hunter who is immediately drawn to Lois, charmed by her candour and humour.

On saying goodbye, he promises to write to her. Is this the start of a new relationship?

In Berlin the Rosslers are growing ever more fearful for Hilda. The only person Mr Rossler can turn to for help is Nancy.

World on Fire is available on DVD on Amazon.