Jeremy Clarkson St Nazaire documentary

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  1. Whilst wandering aimlessly around youtube I found that some kind soul has uploaded a Jeremy Clarkson documentary about the Commando raid on St Nazaire. Awesome stuff, I think I read about it in one of my uncles' old Battle annuals rather a long time ago. Anyway, thought it might be of interest.

    First part here: http://youtube.com/watch?v=mgF0R4dhUqk
     
  2. Best be viewed quick before the beeb get it pulled like their Life on Mars stuff was pulled (maybe the beeb have a spie on hereto get links to youtube et al????)
     
  3. brilliant,,very brave men.
     
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  5. Excellent links, thanks.
     
  6. Happy to be of service. Having watched it I've just ordered the autobiography of one of the men interviewed in the programme, Micky Burn ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Micky_Burn ) who seems to have led a pretty eventful life.

    Having dug around a bit on the St Nazaire association website linked to earlier in this thread both he and Bill Watson, one of the other interviewees, won the MC during the raid, just two of the 65 men who were awarded gallantry medals for their actions that night, I think that works out as over 10% of the men involved. Brave doesn't quite seem to be an adequate description.
     
  7. I knew a little about this action, so was intrigued with the link.

    Clickety click, watched the whole programme and I cannot express in words what I felt for those men.

    Hero is a much thrown about word. In this instance it applies to all.

    Thanks for the link.

    Cheers N_W.
     
  8. Aye, I was gutted when they pulled the Camberwick Green trailer. "Dear BBC, seen as we (the public) are forced to pay for your little operation, why are you deleting (what amounts to) public property from the public domain... you cnuts!" :x
     
  9. I saw that when it was on telly. Brilliant stuff. Clarkson seemed genuinely humbled.
     
  10. Anyone see Jeremy Clarkson's Extreme Machines? He's taken up in a F-15E and almost cacks himself.
     
  11. AlienFTM

    AlienFTM LE Book Reviewer

    Camberwick Green?

    Me too - don't remember seeing Clarkson in it though.
     
  12. ...especially with his final comments

    (I wont spoil it for others)
     
  13. Gets out and throws up... excellent...
     
  14. He did an equally first rate documentary on his late Father in Law who won the VC.