Narrow Escapes of World War II

April 2016

Manstein Holds the Line

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Death-defying tales from World War II. How Erich Von Manstein's miraculous escape from the Red Army later became the basis for NATO's defence plans.
March 2016

Lucky Laycock's Escape from Crete

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Death-defying tales from WWII. How legendary Major-General Robert 'Lucky' Laycock rallied his ill-equipped unit to see off a German attack on Crete.

The Black Battalion

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Tales of WWII bravery. The 333rd Field Artillery Battalion, a depleted unit of black soldiers, risked everything to tenaciously fight off the Nazis at Bastogne.

Wingate and the Chindits

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Amazing feats of wartime heroism. The Chindits were the army's elite jungle troops who beat the Japanese in a daring mission. Hear their jaw-dropping story.

The Doolittle Raid

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Humbling tales of heroism from WWII. Hear first-hand about America's astonishing first air raid on the Japanese archipelago, led by Colonel 'Jimmy' Doolittle.

The Amiens Raid

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Amazing wartime tales. A gripping account of one of the most daring raids of WWII - the squadron of low-flying bombers who freed Resistance fighters from Amiens Jail.
February 2016

Breakout Through Hell's Gate

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Leon Degrelle and a motley crew of Finns, Estonians and fellow Belgians held off the three million-strong Russian army, enabling 56,000 men to escape.

Operation Pedestal

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Humbling tales of heroism from WWII. How plucky tanker master Dudley Mason played a vital role in securing the island of Malta in the face of Nazi bombardment.

Moore's March

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WWII tales. A Scottish soldier who hiked 200 miles through the Libyan desert without water or supplies recalls his party's legendary leader: tough trooper Ronald Moore.

Evacuation in the Baltics

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Death-defying tales. WWII's largest evacuation saw two million civilians and soldiers whisked away in an extraordinary German operation lasting four months.
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