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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  • I've always said the Brits wrote the book on commando operations and counter intelligence. The commandos had brass balls and all other armies that formed special forces after them had some mighty big boots to fill to even come close to the Brits. They are definitely a force to be reckoned with and I'm sure the Germans were shocked after this raid.

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  • The British lack fear. Entirely.

    Charlie's PlayStationCharlie's PlayStation3 цагийн өмнө
  • I enjoyed the documentary. Thanks for posting it. Maybe consider deinterlacing the footage next time to avoid the jagged lines during motion sequences.

    pops2kpops2k7 цагийн өмнө
  • Amazing just amazing. My father fought in Italy with the Canadian army and my uncle was killed ten days after D Day just outside of Caan by a German sniper .

    the retired barberthe retired barber13 цагийн өмнө
  • Absolute freaking. LEGENDS

    Colb J AllenColb J Allen13 цагийн өмнө
  • i mean jeremy clarkson talking about i in heaven

    Rok KrmeljRok Krmelj17 цагийн өмнө
  • A great historical video, well made. Shows respect to our forefathers for their bravery and gusto under dire world events.

    Robert KaplanRobert Kaplan2 өдрийн өмнө
  • Oooh you Brits. You needed heroes and victories or the other way around. So you created victories and heroes PATHETIC., BTW Jeremy Clarkson is a racist isn't he?

    Han SchouwmanHan Schouwman3 өдрийн өмнө
  • This story should be a movie.

    KeithKeith4 өдрийн өмнө
  • I could watch anything narrated by Jeremy Clarkson

    Mike ChurchillMike Churchill5 өдрийн өмнө
  • WARNING-base on d bibLe-all Government in the world will be destroyed N killed very neAr in ARMAGEDON, JehOvAh GOd Said that in DANIEL 2:44-45,sO, WOrship JehOvAh GOd fAther Of Jesus b4 it's too late because d end is very neAr, Jeremiah 25:33, mAthew 4:10! reAd

    Roderick SumawayRoderick Sumaway5 өдрийн өмнө
  • 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.

    Captain JackCaptain Jack5 өдрийн өмнө
  • My god that was so interesting. Such bravery and self sacrifice. Some will do whatever it takes.

    avarmaukavarmauk5 өдрийн өмнө
  • Incredible stories of bravery and witty Clarkson showing his appreciation. What more can we ask for?

    avarmaukavarmauk5 өдрийн өмнө
  • the embodiment of "who dares, wins!"

    TheOseTheOse6 өдрийн өмнө
  • One of the best ones I have watched on Timeline.

    Marven LiknessMarven Likness6 өдрийн өмнө
  • 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

    LawrenceLawrence6 өдрийн өмнө
  • And never forget, the winner writes the story!

    ManthikorManthikor7 өдрийн өмнө
  • 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.

    David SkeetDavid Skeet7 өдрийн өмнө
  • That was GREAT!

    Open Source Movies and Scripts Central CastingOpen Source Movies and Scripts Central Casting7 өдрийн өмнө
  • Why would you dislike such a magnificent video?

    Luís Filipe de Souza GomesLuís Filipe de Souza Gomes7 өдрийн өмнө
  • cannot stand clarkson

    Benjay1975Benjay19758 өдрийн өмнө
  • 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.

    Champloker52Champloker528 өдрийн өмнө
  • Isn't this the raid the "KaLeun" captain lieutenant ( Juergen Prochnow) was talking about with great admiration in the movie "das Boot"?? Anyone?

    christian janssenchristian janssen8 өдрийн өмнө
  • never forget

    clifford jacksonclifford jackson8 өдрийн өмнө
  • raidmanyreadersofww11historyonowabouraidtsrnaz

    roh duganroh dugan8 өдрийн өмнө
  • Damn the torpedoes: mates ( known to be ballsy ) I salute you

    Wayne SteakleyWayne Steakley9 өдрийн өмнө
  • Haamoooooond!

    hsbrasilhsbrasil9 өдрийн өмнө
  • I cringe when someone's prospects get spoiled...

    Fred TorresFred Torres9 өдрийн өмнө
  • Clarkson spoils this story with his presentation. Nauseating man.

    John ConlonJohn Conlon10 өдрийн өмнө
  • It had to be Jeremy Clarkson....why!

    purerare18purerare1810 өдрийн өмнө
  • Never a huge fan of clarkson but have to say he is brilliant at this kind of program

    Peter ButlerPeter Butler10 өдрийн өмнө
  • The westers have the utmost zeal for their country, but sadly same Britons treated us Indians like insects. Respect from India.

  • Filter>DeInterlace>YADIF Only if you want to be professional.

    Jeff BourkeJeff Bourke10 өдрийн өмнө
  • 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.

    David RobertsDavid Roberts10 өдрийн өмнө
  • Are there movie ever made by this story?

    Ukrit DanaivanUkrit Danaivan10 өдрийн өмнө
  • 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.

    D AshcroftD Ashcroft10 өдрийн өмнө
  • 32:46 When they raised the naval jack, chills

    Sean FyffeSean Fyffe11 өдрийн өмнө
  • 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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  • The dusty reduction inevitably fax because request obviously tow forenenst a envious death. cooing, discreet bookcase

    dick johnsondick johnson11 өдрийн өмнө
  • How was this never made into a big budget movie. That's just absolutely insane.

    Tino RamosTino Ramos12 өдрийн өмнө
  • 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.

    Vincent GordonVincent Gordon12 өдрийн өмнө
  • It has just been announced that one of the Royal Navy's new Type 31 Frigates will be named HMS Campbeltown.

    Michael AlexanderMichael Alexander12 өдрийн өмнө
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    Jacky MaiJacky Mai12 өдрийн өмнө
  • 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...

    Voor NaamVoor Naam12 өдрийн өмнө
  • 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!!!

    Steven CSteven C13 өдрийн өмнө
  • All I can say to these brave man: thank you!

    Victor de PaulaVictor de Paula13 өдрийн өмнө
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    Jeromie MendozaJeromie Mendoza13 өдрийн өмнө
  • 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.

    Itschad1954Itschad195414 өдрийн өмнө
  • Is that the soundtrack from "The Professional" I hear?

    HPL* ArkhamHPL* Arkham14 өдрийн өмнө
  • Unbelievably Exciting and Thrilling operation!

    Siddharth C.Siddharth C.14 өдрийн өмнө
  • "This week on Top Gear we see what a Destroyer can REALLY do."

    david martlewdavid martlew14 өдрийн өмнө
  • This smooth talking narrator should review cars.

    Brydon WalkerBrydon Walker15 өдрийн өмнө
  • Very very brave men a rare breed indeed,RESPECT

    David ReynoldsDavid Reynolds15 өдрийн өмнө
  • How could anyone give this a thumbs down. Soy boy, beta males.

    Craig WCraig W15 өдрийн өмнө
  • And your ruin 2021! Like wtf?

    joaquin valerijoaquin valeri15 өдрийн өмнө
  • I hate top Gear becasue he hate Argentina and i'm an Argentina you f%$#!

    joaquin valerijoaquin valeri15 өдрийн өмнө
  • The Campbeltown name is back in The RN.👍👍

    Jabber 1974Jabber 197415 өдрийн өмнө
  • Clarkson: "they would've gotten there quicker if they were in a jaaaaag"

    Alexander Blitz456Alexander Blitz45616 өдрийн өмнө
  • Hope they make a movie about this.

    RejuvinatezRejuvinatez16 өдрийн өмнө
  • 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.

    Seutoon NaChiangkhongSeutoon NaChiangkhong16 өдрийн өмнө
  • This man voice is WONDERFULL

    Sally DorseySally Dorsey16 өдрийн өмнө
  • Absolutely amazing Great Britain was truly a great nation of people long live there memory ♥️

    Harry ProbertHarry Probert16 өдрийн өмнө
  • Going through that crazy sail to calmly turn around "there we are .... 4 minutes late" Guy had balls.

    HappyBeezerStudios - by Lord_MogulHappyBeezerStudios - by Lord_Mogul16 өдрийн өмнө
  • >Netflix of History >Doesn't cover Indian contribution to the War effort

    Tushar Pathania_2002Tushar Pathania_200216 өдрийн өмнө
  • Just what the doctor orderd

    Harry ProbertHarry Probert16 өдрийн өмнө
  • 3:59 "and that would be a death sentence." *laughs in operation Cerberus*

    LadikThrawnLadikThrawn16 өдрийн өмнө
  • What a glorious heroic endeavor, what a ridiculous inadequate embarrassing speaker.

    philippe chevereauphilippe chevereau16 өдрийн өмнө
  • 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''

    Sir MountedSir Mounted16 өдрийн өмнө
  • Absolutely amazing well done to the brave men who managed to achieve that incredible attack 🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧⭐️👏👏👏👏

    Adrian DunnAdrian Dunn16 өдрийн өмнө
  • Absolutely love jezza Clarkson doing history programs he should definitely do more

    Xavier BlacklerXavier Blackler17 өдрийн өмнө
  • 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.

    Henry VIII King of EnglandHenry VIII King of England17 өдрийн өмнө
  • Incredible heroism

    Rush EmRush Em17 өдрийн өмнө
  • I thought im watching TOP GEAR 🤣😂😅🤣😂😅🤣😂😅

    don rosasdon rosas17 өдрийн өмнө
  • If only Clarkson were always this good . . .

    Andrew TurekAndrew Turek17 өдрийн өмнө
  • I feel like the Germans on the western front were a lot kinder.

    Moe YagzzMoe Yagzz17 өдрийн өмнө
  • 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.

    Bruce SimsBruce Sims17 өдрийн өмнө
  • This feels like Top Gear lol

    NOLA RailfanNOLA Railfan17 өдрийн өмнө
  • The GROAT

    Tintin SingsitTintin Singsit17 өдрийн өмнө
  • Newsflash..there’s nothing great about any raid...stupidity stupidity and more stupidity

    Juan WillisJuan Willis17 өдрийн өмнө
  • 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.

    mrgreengenes04mrgreengenes0418 өдрийн өмнө
  • Why a Peugeot ?

    hamritehamrite18 өдрийн өмнө
  • Heros, one and all.

    Constant SorrowConstant Sorrow18 өдрийн өмнө
  • I was waiting for Clarkson to hear a Maserati Quatroporte and compliment it on its engine noise

    Jordan MotzJordan Motz18 өдрийн өмнө
  • 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

    John MaselliJohn Maselli18 өдрийн өмнө
  • 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.

    Androo O'BrienAndroo O'Brien18 өдрийн өмнө
  • Living legends

    Kerrod UebelKerrod Uebel18 өдрийн өмнө
  • jezza at his best!

    Jemimah snowdonJemimah snowdon19 өдрийн өмнө
  • Train people to die for Churchill stupidity and his hunger for the power no bloody way.

    steven horgsteven horg19 өдрийн өмнө
  • 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"

    LezahLezah19 өдрийн өмнө
  • I live there omg

    LumaLuma19 өдрийн өмнө
  • Knock him out and spoil his prospects 😂 a kick in the love spuds 👍👍 or the german helmet aptly 🤣

    Phil SmithPhil Smith19 өдрийн өмнө
  • not a snowflake in sight. how would todays generation react to something like this?.

    Dutch HOLLANDSDutch HOLLANDS19 өдрийн өмнө
  • These are the men who MUST be remembered, lest we fall into deaths via tyranny.

    trelardtrelard19 өдрийн өмнө
  • Absolutely AMAZING! The definitions of honor, bravery and sacrifice. Thank you for posting this documentary.

    Matthew ArianMatthew Arian20 өдрийн өмнө
  • #leaked wuhan human rights lawyer tells his story

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

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