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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2023 7:47 p.m. PST

…Raid on St Nazaire

"TWO WEEKS before British commandos raided the German-held port of St Nazaire in March 1942, Lord Louis Mountbatten bumped into Colonel Charles Newman on the steps of Richmond House on the north bank of the River Thames. Mountbatten had recently been appointed head of Combined Operations by Churchill, with instructions to focus every ounce of his ingenuity on "the offensive."

The Allies were losing the war. Singapore had fallen to Japan the previous month. The German army was advancing steadily across Russia to the Volga, and American forces had yet to be deployed in numbers in the European theatre. It was imperative, Churchill believed, to show Stalin, Roosevelt and the British themselves that they still had the stomach for the fight…."

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Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP11 Jul 2023 9:17 p.m. PST

"The Greatest Raid of All" has always fascinated me. This needs to be a major motion picture!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP12 Jul 2023 2:18 p.m. PST

Totally agree!


steve dubgworth14 Jul 2023 8:35 a.m. PST

a fictional account movie was made in the 50's called "The Gift Horse" despite being black and white it was a good film. another was made called "Attack on the Iron Coast" and there was an excellent documentary on BBC (available on Youtube I think.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Jul 2023 2:43 p.m. PST



Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP18 Jul 2023 10:25 a.m. PST

Jeremy Clarkson is the fellow who produced and hosts the BBC doementary. I have it and it's excellent. Also The Gift Horse, but not the other film, which seems heavily fictionalized. Gift Horse is less so.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP18 Jul 2023 2:34 p.m. PST

Thanks also…


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