Narrow Escapes of WWII

Narrow Escapes of WWII

  • SERIES 1
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  • 2010
Narrow Escapes of WWII - Series 1

SERIES 1

13 EPISODES

  • The Amiens Raid

    Episode 1

    The Amiens Raid

    February 1944, the RAF launched one of its most daring and secret operations.

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  • The Doolittle Raid

    Episode 2

    The Doolittle Raid

    This story of one of the most daring bombing raids of World War Two.

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  • Wingate & The Chindits

    Episode 3

    Wingate & The Chindits

    1943, Orde Wingate was an extraordinary British General, forming the Chindits.

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  • The Black Battalion

    Episode 4

    The Black Battalion

    The 333rd First Arillery Battlion, an all African American unit formed in WWII.

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  • Lucky Laycock’s Escape From Crete

    Episode 5

    Lucky Laycock’s Escape From Crete

    May, 1941, German forces attack the island of Crete in a large airborne assault.

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  • Manstein Holds The Line

    Episode 6

    Manstein Holds The Line

    Spring 1943, the German army on the Eastern front was in deep trouble.

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  • The Siege Of Kohima

    Episode 7

    The Siege Of Kohima

    Outnumbered by ten to one, a tiny garrison of British and Indian soldiers stood

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  • Roy Urquhart Escapes From Arnhem

    Episode 8

    Roy Urquhart Escapes From Arnhem

    September 1944 everyone thought Hitler was finished.

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  • Morshead Holds Tobruk

    Episode 9

    Morshead Holds Tobruk

    The heroic story of Australian General Morshead and his defense of Tobruk.

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  • Evacuation in the Baltic

    Episode 10

    Evacuation in the Baltic

    In early 1945 nearly two million people were trapped in a German enclave.

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  • Moore’s March

    Episode 11

    Moore’s March

    Italians send out a superior force to meet and assault Pat Clayton's Unit.

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  • Operation Pedestal

    Episode 12

    Operation Pedestal

    For the Axis powers in 1942, control of the Mediterranean was vital.

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  • Breakout Through Hell’s Gate

    Episode 13

    Breakout Through Hell’s Gate

    40,000 men escape the Red Army’s grasp in “the breakthrough at Hell’s Gate."

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