The Legendary Commando Raid At St. Nazaire | The Greatest Raid Of All Time | Timeline

Jeremy Clarkson tells the story of one of the most daring operations of World War II - the Commando raid on the German occupied dry dock at St. Nazaire in France on 28th March 1942. It was an operation so heroic that it resulted in the award of five Victoria Crosses and 80 other decorations for gallantry.

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  • This story should be a movie.

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  • I could watch anything narrated by Jeremy Clarkson

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  • If there are words to describe my sincerest gratitude and awesome respect to these Brits that knowingly and unselfishly risked and or gave life and limb to secure freedoms for their country and all others I find there are not.

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  • My god that was so interesting. Such bravery and self sacrifice. Some will do whatever it takes.

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  • Incredible stories of bravery and witty Clarkson showing his appreciation. What more can we ask for?

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  • the embodiment of "who dares, wins!"

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  • One of the best ones I have watched on Timeline.

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  • It's amazing how Jeremy can give this story and these men the reverence it deserves. Their ability to go on a suicide mission with cheer and pluck, and then for some to come out the other side

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  • And never forget, the winner writes the story!

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  • Old 'Top Gears' look very dated. But I tell you what, this won't. An incredible mission, brilliantly told. Wish Jeremy would make a few more.

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  • That was GREAT!

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  • Why would you dislike such a magnificent video?

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  • Thumbs down just because i1 don't lile Jeremy Clarkson and SEslow recommended it.

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  • cannot stand clarkson

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  • I went to St Nazaire last year after reading a book about this operation, I wanted to see the place. I was astonished because I could not find any memorial stone or plaque. Sorry for mistakes, I self-taugh english anddo not practise enough.

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  • Isn't this the raid the "KaLeun" captain lieutenant ( Juergen Prochnow) was talking about with great admiration in the movie "das Boot"?? Anyone?

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  • never forget

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  • Damn the torpedoes: mates ( known to be ballsy ) I salute you

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  • Haamoooooond!

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  • I cringe when someone's prospects get spoiled...

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  • Clarkson spoils this story with his presentation. Nauseating man.

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  • It had to be Jeremy Clarkson....why!

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  • Never a huge fan of clarkson but have to say he is brilliant at this kind of program

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  • The westers have the utmost zeal for their country, but sadly same Britons treated us Indians like insects. Respect from India.

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  • When I was a kid in the 1970s my next door neighbour, who seemed as old as the hills to me, was a very quiet and gentle man, years after his death we found out he was part of this raid and many others, he's eternally etched in my mind tending to his runner beans.

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  • Are there movie ever made by this story?

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  • 2:15 North Atlantic convoys to the UK in 1941 were by and large from Halifax, NS or Sidney, NS … Murica was not yet in the war … RN, RCN and merchant marine.

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  • 32:46 When they raised the naval jack, chills

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  • woulda been nice for the brits to have told the germans to get their souvenir off the ship. After all thee germans did seem to treat the prisoners quite well

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  • How was this never made into a big budget movie. That's just absolutely insane.

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  • I was in St Nazaire when HMS Campbeltown the ship that inherited the originals name was there on a visit just before being decommissioned to commemorate the raid. the public were allowed on board and I remember the very friendly crew who took us for a tour and I even have a photo sitting in the captains chair on the bridge

  • The German Major in charge of the bunker told his side of the story. The commandos got in but they went down into the basement and hid. Later they came out and to their surprise, the commandos had left an explosive charge next to their 3 day supply of ammo. But it did not go off. If that would have gone off, no more bunker.

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  • It has just been announced that one of the Royal Navy's new Type 31 Frigates will be named HMS Campbeltown.

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  • Rusevelt? Huh? Roosevelt is named after a field of roses, somewhere. Not ruses. Roses! Why don't you pronounce it like the Dutch and the Germans do?! It is roses, after all. English is sue weird...

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  • Your last two videos. This one and the other about Major Cain. Bring tears to my heart that there are MEN who recognize a dire situation but take no regard to their own personal safety because they know without this characteristic. Nothing is won or secure! Thank you for your research in battles I knew nothing about! But will always remember now!!!

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  • All I can say to these brave man: thank you!

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  • England expects, England (Great Britain) & Great Britain gets. There are brave men then there are British, we gave hope to all those Europeans. Where would Europe be without the Brits and our American cousins, despite their calendar being so wrong. UK and US means freedom, freedom for all.

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  • Is that the soundtrack from "The Professional" I hear?

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  • Unbelievably Exciting and Thrilling operation!

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  • "This week on Top Gear we see what a Destroyer can REALLY do."

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  • This smooth talking narrator should review cars.

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  • Very very brave men a rare breed indeed,RESPECT

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  • How could anyone give this a thumbs down. Soy boy, beta males.

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  • And your ruin 2021! Like wtf?

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  • The Campbeltown name is back in The RN.👍👍

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  • Clarkson: "they would've gotten there quicker if they were in a jaaaaag"

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  • Hope they make a movie about this.

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  • I live far far away and have no any connection whatsoever to you but my respect goes to all of you. You're real heroes.

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  • This man voice is WONDERFULL

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  • Absolutely amazing Great Britain was truly a great nation of people long live there memory ♥️

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  • Going through that crazy sail to calmly turn around "there we are .... 4 minutes late" Guy had balls.

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  • >Netflix of History >Doesn't cover Indian contribution to the War effort

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  • Just what the doctor orderd

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  • 3:59 "and that would be a death sentence." *laughs in operation Cerberus*

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  • What a glorious heroic endeavor, what a ridiculous inadequate embarrassing speaker.

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  • Clarkson teaching me history? I don't know if I can take him seriously, whenever I think of him I see his saggy face flapping in the wind while screaming ''POOOWEEEEER''

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  • Absolutely amazing well done to the brave men who managed to achieve that incredible attack 🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧⭐️👏👏👏👏

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  • Absolutely love jezza Clarkson doing history programs he should definitely do more

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  • Clarkson is damn brilliant. perfect narrator. he cares you can tell. thank you Jeremy. My Grandfather escorted the fleet to St Nazaire as Capt of Submarines. He was the bravest Man I ever knew. Dunkirk veteran too. But my Grandfather said those Commandos were all heroes. Good enough for me.

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  • Incredible heroism

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  • I thought im watching TOP GEAR 🤣😂😅🤣😂😅🤣😂😅

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  • If only Clarkson were always this good . . .

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  • I feel like the Germans on the western front were a lot kinder.

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  • Its Memorial Day, 2021 and I have had all the very best of Martial values and valor validated to me. For those who have not served I'm sure these views and attitudes must seem like a kind of insanity and yet I feel much humbled by the story of so many who gave so much so selflessly. Eternal Rest grant unto them all, Oh Lord.

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  • This feels like Top Gear lol

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  • The GROAT

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  • Newsflash..there’s nothing great about any raid...stupidity stupidity and more stupidity

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  • And nowadays being a brave man is “politically incorrect”, what a joke

  • I wondered if Jeremy would incorporate destroying a car somehow. I wasn't disappointed.

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  • Why a Peugeot ?

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  • Heros, one and all.

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  • I was waiting for Clarkson to hear a Maserati Quatroporte and compliment it on its engine noise

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  • Hey buddy, shouldn't you be driving my dream car like I've had to see on your other show and literally made me nauseous for about 3 days? The 1998 Red Toyota Supra with the stock twin turbos replaced with a pretty large single Garrett turbo..She put down about 900 (conservative) Horse power, but simply open up the center console, turn the dial on the boost by gear, and she'll easily be making well over 1000 HP. And I'm talking about full traction control hooked up, VSC in order, and if you try to pull out onto the road in any other gear than 3rd, it'll be the equivalent of driving on ice. But nothing that a good pair of Mickey Thompson's couldn't handle. Detune her back down to about 600 HP, and you should be faster than everything, and yes....even the new ugly Corvette....yuk...Sorry about going off on that little tandem, But just to see you drive my dream car was really heartbreaking

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  • Admittedly I haven't procured a degree in logistics. But; I really cannot fathom just how 600+ men managed to squeeze their immensely sized testicles into that estuary. Let alone manage to run or fight with them, after the initial raid. Amazing people.

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  • Living legends

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  • jezza at his best!

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  • Train people to die for Churchill stupidity and his hunger for the power no bloody way.

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  • 56:34 Commando: "I'm sure the youth of today would do the same as we did. Youth of Today: "Please use the preferred pronoun-orientation that's trigger-warned in my Tik Tok bio"

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  • Knock him out and spoil his prospects 😂 a kick in the love spuds 👍👍 or the german helmet aptly 🤣

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  • not a snowflake in sight. how would todays generation react to something like this?.

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  • These are the men who MUST be remembered, lest we fall into deaths via tyranny.

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  • Absolutely AMAZING! The definitions of honor, bravery and sacrifice. Thank you for posting this documentary.

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  • On this episode of Top Gear: Hammond Joins the SAS and participates in a raid against St. Nazaire.

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  • 15:02 Lord Melchett's philosophy, the Germans would never think we would do something so suicidal as this, so it has to work. The bravery of the men involved is beyond comprehension.

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  • I read the book some years ago. The ingenuity of the concept and the bravery of all the service personnel was astounding. Bravo !! It was an important part of the Battle of the Atlantic, which lasted for the entirety of the 2nd. German World War.

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  • Excellent video and I even subscribed. @thehistoryfella

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  • Bill you’re correct you’re actions did make an impact thank you

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  • Sometimes you have to sack up, rack up and do something completely insane. Good work boys.

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