The Raid on St Nazaire

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Duration: 50 minutes

In March 1942, a combined force of Royal Navy and Army commandos sailed up the River Loire in France, under fire from German forces, to St Nazaire, where they destroyed the giant Normandie dock - a prospective base for the German battleship Tirpitz. A group of survivors revisit St Nazaire and recall their roles in the mission.

Credits

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Stephen Beattie
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Michael Burn
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Stuart Chant-Sempill
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Bill Copland
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Robert Montgomery
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Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma
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Robert Ryder
Producer
Tony Broughton

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