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Operation Jericho

In 1944 RAF Mosquito bombers demolished the walls of Amiens Jail in what became known as Operation Jericho. The reasons behind the raid remain a mystery. Martin Shaw investigates.

Actor and aviator Martin Shaw takes to the skies to rediscover one of the most audacious and daring raids of World War II.

On the morning of 18th February 1944, a squadron of RAF Mosquito bombers, flying as low as three metres over occupied France, demolished the walls of Amiens Jail in what became known as Operation Jericho. The reasons behind the controversial raid remain a mystery to this day.

This dramatic documentary investigates the missing pieces of the story, with interviews from survivors and aircrew, and tries to find out why the raid was ordered and by whom.

1 hour

Last on

Sun 1 Apr 2018 23:30

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Role Contributor
Presenter Martin Shaw
Producer Sam Wichelow
Executive Producer Nicola Addyman
Executive Producer Ian Cundall

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