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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 21 : The Raid on Taranto
On the night of November 11th, 1940, obsolete Swordfish biplanes of the Royal Navy swooped on the Italian fleet as it lay at anchor, and sank or disabled three battleships. Within a few minutes, the Royal Navy had changed the face of naval...