4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent content, out of order episodes. It is still important to have a general understanding of WWII before you watch this though, as you may be a bit lost at times. Operation Flipper: Kill Rommel Rommel conversing with his staff near El Agheila. The series does a great job at explaining what is going on in the world before it dives into the actual raid. The navy was requested to provide a destroyer for the raid. Great in-depth description of daring and courageous raids that helped change the course of WWII. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Distilling facts down to the most crucial elements and actions it's a surgical examination of the actual individual battles ,often with tremendous costs, that resulted in huge victories against The Axis powers. They maintained this defensive position until further troops arrived from the 18th Army (German). For the return journey, the raiders got ordinary Motor launchers. Helpful. Take a look, ‘The time of their lives’: The RAF’s Pursuit of the Bulgarian First Army, 21–29 September 1918, A Short History of Periods And How We View Them, Australia’s First Aboriginal Civil Rights Group.

Each episode covers an operation during the Second World War. Failure would have resulted in the largest amphibious assault in history being thrown into jeopardy. I found this series to be really interesting. Through a reconstruction and interviews with experts on tactics and weapons, the operation is discussed. Hyper-sensationalized History cringe worthy of later History Channel programming. They must mount a do-or-die night-time assault up a treacherous mountain, in extreme weather, to take on heavily-entrenched battle hardened German defenses.

Then destroy the guns ... From "Veronica Mars" to Rebecca take a look back at the career of Armie Hammer on and off the screen. For repair and refueling, St Nazaire provided a perfect safe house. WWIIs.Greatest.Raids.1of6.Strike.from.the.Sky.720p.HDTV.x264.AAC.MVGroup.org.mp4 (1005.93 Mb) The British light infantry made a crash landing in Northern France in order to capture two heavily guarded and armed bridges, in the face of an alert and formidable enemy. (2014– ). However, The titles and descriptions do not track to the episodes. For what it's worth this is the best compact critical review of the key raids of WWII this viewer has yet seen. The success of the plan relied on surprise and speed, but Belgium’sFort Eben-Emael, the largest fort in the world, represented a formidable obstacle. They used X-class submarines for these attacks. A brave band of regular GI's are tasked with saving the last bridge and final gateway to the Third Reich. From "Veronica Mars" to Rebecca take a look back at the career of Armie Hammer on and off the screen. The Nazi’s intercepted an Italian coded radio message that determined where Mussolini was being held – Campo Imperatore Hotel, an Italian ski resort high up in the Apennine Mountains.

The situation in other boats was also not good. The navy looking into the plan concluded it to be doomed therefore they decided to only offer an old World War I ship called HMS Campbeltown.

Operation Chariot, or the St Nazaire Raid, was a triumphant British attack from the water. RAF movements alerted German defenses, and all hell broke loose. Though their mission was a success at this point, the explosion would mean completion of the mission. Through reconstructing events and interviews with experts, the series retells the stories of various operations undertaken during the Second World War. One Of The Best WWII Documentary Series About Actual Battles, Reviewed in the United States on March 30, 2018.

In this raid a German Fallschirmjager (paratroopers) assault force was given the task of the attack and capture of Fort Eben-Emael. The impact was so huge that the dock gates were rebuilt only in 1949, four years after the end of the war. The raids highlighted are "Stopping Hitler's A-Bomb", "Prison Busters", Radar Beam Raiders", "Storm at St. Nazaire", "Cockleshell Raiders" and "Arctic Commando Assaults". If damaged, then Tirpitz needs to limp across British channel escaping from Royal Air Force bombers and Royal Navy. RAF aircraft were delayed due to poor weather and started circling above the dock exactly when HMS Campbeltown was few yards away from the dock gates. I found it to be the quelling of Indian Sepoy Mutiny of 1857. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Through a reconstruction and interviews with experts on tactics and weapons, the operation is discussed. As the son of a WWII soldier I take immense pride in a ringing recommendation of this series. Mussolini was then flown to Rome, with Skorzeny.

Then destroy the guns that threaten to blow the Allied fleet out of the water. British commandos attempt a head-on amphibious assault against a heavily-defended enemy port. German gunfire rained upon their craft near the dock, immobilizing some, sinking others and setting ablaze the rest. Operation Gunnerside (named after the place that head of SOE Sir Charles Hambro and family used to go grouse shooting) was the name given to the British operation that helped a heavy water sabotage, led by Norwegian saboteurs to help stop the nuclear energy project that the Germans were running from receiving deuterium oxide (heavy water) which they needed to create nuclear weapons. Their plan involved taking six canoes, by submarine, to the Gironde estuary area and then paddle to Bordeaux by night. HMS Campbeltown lost two captains in quick succession, and its chief engineer took over its command. DJ. On HMS Campbeltown, the entire German defense firing power gets concentrated. Winston Churchill, the Prime Minister of Britain, considered this mission to have shortened the length of the war by a full six months. WWII’s Greatest Raids is a series that takes you into the heart of an elite band of soldiers in the heat of a key action in their history, and follows them on the mission to show just how these men put their unique combination of skills, training and equipment to the test of combat. The British intelligence picked up the safe house of St Nazaire dock.