Narrow Escapes of World War II

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Series 1, Episode 8 - Roy Urqhart's Escape from Arnhem

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Major-General 'Roy' Urquhart led the doomed British attack on Arnhem, but somehow made it back across the Rhine, dodging enemy gunfire and patrols.

Series 1, Episode 7 - The Siege of Kohima

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In 1944, 1,500 outnumbered British troops amazingly held Japanese forces at the key Burmese town of Kohima. Hear about their valiant feats of wartime derring-do.

Series 1, Episode 13 - Breakout Through Hell's Gate

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

Series 1, Episode 12 - Operation Pedestal

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How did plucky tanker master Dudley Mason play a vital role in securing the island of Malta in the face of Nazi bombardment? A humbling tale of heroism from WWII.

Series 1, Episode 11 - 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.

Series 1, Episode 10 - Evacuation in the Baltics

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WWII's largest evacuation saw two million civilians and soldiers whisked away in a German operation lasting four months. Hear about this extraordinary exit.

Series 1, Episode 9 - Morshead Holds Tobruk

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Courageous wartime tales. Australian Leslie Morshead and his troops held off Rommel's Afrika Korps at the crucial port of Tobruk for an astonishing eight weeks.

Series 1, Episode 3 - Wingate and the Chindits

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

Series 1, Episode 6 - Manstein Holds the Line

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

Series 1, Episode 5 - 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.

Series 1, Episode 4 - The Black Battalion

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The 333rd Field Artillery Battalion, a depleted unit of black soldiers, risked everything to fight off the Nazis at Bastogne. Hear their tales of wartime bravery.

Series 1, Episode 2 - 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.

Series 1, Episode 1 - The Amiens Raid

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Discover how a squadron of low-flying bombers freed Resistance fighters from Amiens Jail in 1944. A gripping account of one of the most daring raids of World War II.

Breakout Through Hell's Gate (S1E13)

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

Evacuation in the Baltics (S1E10)

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WWII's largest evacuation saw two million civilians and soldiers whisked away in a German operation lasting four months. Hear about this extraordinary exit.

Moore's March (S1E11)

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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.

Operation Pedestal (S1E12)

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How did plucky tanker master Dudley Mason play a vital role in securing the island of Malta in the face of Nazi bombardment? A humbling tale of heroism from WWII.

Breakout Through Hell's Gate (S1E13)

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

Breakout Through Hell's Gate (S1E13)

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

Operation Pedestal (S1E12)

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How did plucky tanker master Dudley Mason play a vital role in securing the island of Malta in the face of Nazi bombardment? A humbling tale of heroism from WWII.
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