The Plane That Saved Britain
This first episode chronicles the setting up of this amazing force, whose mission was to carry out lightning raids in enemy territory, 'leaving a trail of blood behind them'.
The attack on St Nazaire in France was the ultimate suicide raid, but turned out to be the most successful Second World War Commando Operation
In North Africa in 1940, a new breed of soldier was needed - one who could operate effectively behind enemy lines in one of the most hostile environments on earth: the desert.
When the Germans invaded Belgium and Holland using parachutists in May 1940, Churchill called for a British airborne commando unit to be established immediately. This is their story.