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In the course of military history one of the most effective tactics ever to take the enemy by surprise has been THE RAID. In "HISTORY'S RAIDERS" some of the most exciting and decisive small unit actions have been minutely researched and uncovered with unprecedented access to over 500,000 hours of archive film, much of which will be seen in the series for the first time.
Produced by Nugus / Martin Productions Ltd for the History Channel MMIEpisode 20 : The Cockleshell Raiders
By 1942, the British were aware that vital raw materials were getting to Germany via the occupied French port of Bordeaux. This was too far up the Gironde River for a conventional raid, so an attack using canoes was mounted, and four ships...