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Castle Commando

A film narrated by Rory Bremner that looks back at the larger-than-life characters that helped shape Winston Churchill's legendary raiding troops trained at Achnacarry from 1942 to 1945.

In January 1942, the historic Achnacarry Estate was transformed into a wartime paramilitary academy. In four years of operation, 25,000 men came to the Scottish Highlands to endure the world's toughest infantry training course.

Narrated by Rory Bremner, Castle Commando looks back on the larger-than-life characters that helped shape Winston Churchill's legendary raiding troops. Veterans remember how the ferocious Highland landscape was the perfect environment for the most exacting, most gruelling military training of World War II.

1 hour

On TV

Tomorrow 22:00

Credits

Role Contributor
Narrator Rory Bremner
Director Andy Twaddle
Writer Andy Twaddle
Executive Producer Neil McDonald

Broadcasts

  • Tue 31 Jan 2012 21:00
  • Sat 4 Feb 2012 20:00
  • Mon 2 Apr 2012 19:00
  • Tue 3 Apr 2012 19:00
  • Tomorrow 22:00

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