'Cockleshell Heroes' remembered by Royal Marine cadets


The "Cockleshell Heroes" have been immortalised on TV and film since the daring raid in canoes to blow up ships in occupied France in 1942.

The team of Royal Marines had been based in Portsmouth and trained around Southsea and Langstone Harbour ahead their mission. Of the 10 men who took part, only two survived and returned to Britain.

BBC South Today's Steve Humphrey hears the current generation of Royal Marine cadets' reflections on what was described by Lord Mountbatten as "the most courageous and imaginative" commando raid of World War II.

Nearly 70 years after the Cockleshell Heroes launched their attack, a memorial is being unveiled near Bordeaux.

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