Ep 367: Commandos in Canoes

Ep 367: Commandos in Canoes

Throughout the Second World War, the Special Boat Service took part in daring assaults across Europe and Asia – usually in the dead of night and in small canoes. James Holland and Al Murray discuss these missions and the fate of the SOE in Europe

Exclusive content available for Members

Share This Episode

More To Explore

Ep 43: Spike Milligan and the Italian Campaign

Al Murray reads an extract from Spike Milligan’s war time memoir Mussolini: His Part in My Downfall. Al and James then discuss the effects of the war on Milligan’s mental health and James provides historical context to the author’s time

Ep 302: Family Stories – Ep 14

This week we hear more of your war time family stories. Including the story of an alarming experience in a London hospital’s labour ward during an air raid; how a prisoner in a labour camp in Nagasaki didn’t even notice

Ep 159: Inside a Russian Tank

Al Murray and James Holland get to drive round the Wiltshire countryside in a T34 Russian tank. The boys explore its crude but effective engineering and enjoy the sounds and smells from inside the tank.

Ep 138: St Nazaire Raid

It was one of the most audacious raids of the Second World War. A combined Royal Navy and British Commando attack on the Normandie dry dock in German occupied France. But was it worth the high human cost to stop

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.