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BBC2 Sunday October 23rd 20:00 (UK time) 21:00 Belgian time Operation Jericho

Thx Emile for sharing,
Mosquitoes in action


Operation Jericho

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Today, 20:00 on BBC Two (except Northern Ireland (Analogue), Wales (Analogue))

Actor and aviator Martin Shaw takes to the skies to rediscover one of the most audacious and daring raids of World War Two.

On the morning of 18 February 1944, a squadron of RAF Mosquito bombers, flying as low as three metres over occupied France, demolished the walls of Amiens Jail in what became known as Operation Jericho. The reasons behind the controversial raid remain a mystery to this day.

This dramatic documentary investigates the missing pieces of the story with interviews from survivors and aircrew and tries to find out why the raid was really ordered and by who.

  • Sat 29 Oct 2011 18:40 (19:40 Belgian time)  BBC Two (except Northern Ireland (Analogue), Wales (Analogue))