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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    Robertos Sanders37 mínútum síðan

    The marvelous beast randomly tip because disgust reversely coil against a dangerous printer. garrulous, quaint switch

  • Mike Churchill
    Mike Churchill6 klukkustundum síðan

    I could watch anything narrated by Jeremy Clarkson

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    Roderick Sumaway16 klukkustundum síðan

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  • Captain Jack
    Captain Jack16 klukkustundum síðan

    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.

  • avarmauk
    avarmauk23 klukkustundum síðan

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

  • avarmauk
    avarmauk23 klukkustundum síðan

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

  • TheOse
    TheOseDegi Síðan síðan

    the embodiment of "who dares, wins!"

  • Marven Likness
    Marven LiknessDegi Síðan síðan

    One of the best ones I have watched on Timeline.

  • Lawrence
    LawrenceDegi Síðan síðan

    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

  • Manthikor
    Manthikor2 dögum síðan

    And never forget, the winner writes the story!

  • David Skeet
    David Skeet2 dögum síðan

    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.

  • Open Source Movies and Scripts Central Casting
    Open Source Movies and Scripts Central Casting2 dögum síðan

    That was GREAT!

  • Luís Filipe de Souza Gomes
    Luís Filipe de Souza Gomes2 dögum síðan

    Why would you dislike such a magnificent video?

  • John Buck
    John Buck3 dögum síðan

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

  • Benjay1975
    Benjay19753 dögum síðan

    cannot stand clarkson

  • Champloker52
    Champloker523 dögum síðan

    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.

  • christian janssen
    christian janssen3 dögum síðan

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

  • clifford jackson
    clifford jackson3 dögum síðan

    never forget

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  • Wayne Steakley
    Wayne Steakley4 dögum síðan

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

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  • Fred Torres
    Fred Torres4 dögum síðan

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

  • John Conlon
    John Conlon5 dögum síðan

    Clarkson spoils this story with his presentation. Nauseating man.

  • purerare18
    purerare185 dögum síðan

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

  • Peter Butler
    Peter Butler5 dögum síðan

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

    SANJEEV YADAV5 dögum síðan

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

  • Jeff Bourke
    Jeff Bourke5 dögum síðan

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

  • David Roberts
    David Roberts5 dögum síðan

    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.

  • Ukrit Danaivan
    Ukrit Danaivan5 dögum síðan

    Are there movie ever made by this story?

  • D Ashcroft
    D Ashcroft5 dögum síðan

    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.

  • Sean Fyffe
    Sean Fyffe6 dögum síðan

    32:46 When they raised the naval jack, chills

  • playasurf1000
    playasurf10006 dögum síðan

    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

  • dick johnson
    dick johnson6 dögum síðan

    The dusty reduction inevitably fax because request obviously tow forenenst a envious death. cooing, discreet bookcase

  • Tino Ramos
    Tino Ramos7 dögum síðan

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

    MICHAEL FREEMAN7 dögum síðan

    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

  • Vincent Gordon
    Vincent Gordon7 dögum síðan

    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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    Michael Alexander7 dögum síðan

    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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  • Voor Naam
    Voor Naam7 dögum síðan

    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...

  • Steven C
    Steven C8 dögum síðan

    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!!!

  • Victor de Paula
    Victor de Paula8 dögum síðan

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

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  • Itschad1954
    Itschad19549 dögum síðan

    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.

  • HPL* Arkham
    HPL* Arkham9 dögum síðan

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

  • Siddharth C.
    Siddharth C.10 dögum síðan

    Unbelievably Exciting and Thrilling operation!

  • david martlew
    david martlew10 dögum síðan

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

  • Brydon Walker
    Brydon Walker10 dögum síðan

    This smooth talking narrator should review cars.

  • David Reynolds
    David Reynolds10 dögum síðan

    Very very brave men a rare breed indeed,RESPECT

  • Craig W
    Craig W10 dögum síðan

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

  • joaquin valeri
    joaquin valeri10 dögum síðan

    And your ruin 2021! Like wtf?

  • joaquin valeri
    joaquin valeri10 dögum síðan

    I hate top Gear becasue he hate Argentina and i'm an Argentina you f%$#!

  • Jabber 1974
    Jabber 197410 dögum síðan

    The Campbeltown name is back in The RN.👍👍

  • Alexander Blitz456
    Alexander Blitz45611 dögum síðan

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

  • Rejuvinatez
    Rejuvinatez11 dögum síðan

    Hope they make a movie about this.

  • Seutoon NaChiangkhong
    Seutoon NaChiangkhong11 dögum síðan

    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.

  • Sally Dorsey
    Sally Dorsey11 dögum síðan

    This man voice is WONDERFULL

  • Harry Probert
    Harry Probert11 dögum síðan

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

  • HappyBeezerStudios - by Lord_Mogul
    HappyBeezerStudios - by Lord_Mogul11 dögum síðan

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

  • Tushar Pathania_2002
    Tushar Pathania_200211 dögum síðan

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

  • Harry Probert
    Harry Probert11 dögum síðan

    Just what the doctor orderd

  • LadikThrawn
    LadikThrawn11 dögum síðan

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

  • philippe chevereau
    philippe chevereau11 dögum síðan

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

  • Sir Mounted
    Sir Mounted11 dögum síðan

    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''

  • Adrian Dunn
    Adrian Dunn11 dögum síðan

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

  • Xavier Blackler
    Xavier Blackler12 dögum síðan

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

  • Henry VIII King of England
    Henry VIII King of England12 dögum síðan

    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.

  • Rush Em
    Rush Em12 dögum síðan

    Incredible heroism

  • don rosas
    don rosas12 dögum síðan

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

  • Andrew Turek
    Andrew Turek12 dögum síðan

    If only Clarkson were always this good . . .

  • Moe Yagzz
    Moe Yagzz12 dögum síðan

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

  • Bruce Sims
    Bruce Sims12 dögum síðan

    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.

  • NOLA Railfan
    NOLA Railfan12 dögum síðan

    This feels like Top Gear lol

  • Tintin Singsit
    Tintin Singsit13 dögum síðan

    The GROAT

  • Juan Willis
    Juan Willis13 dögum síðan

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

    WORKREADY SUPPLIES13 dögum síðan

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

  • mrgreengenes04
    mrgreengenes0413 dögum síðan

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

  • hamrite
    hamrite13 dögum síðan

    Why a Peugeot ?

  • Constant Sorrow
    Constant Sorrow13 dögum síðan

    Heros, one and all.

  • Jordan Motz
    Jordan Motz13 dögum síðan

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

  • John Maselli
    John Maselli13 dögum síðan

    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

  • Androo O'Brien
    Androo O'Brien13 dögum síðan

    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.

  • Kerrod Uebel
    Kerrod Uebel13 dögum síðan

    Living legends

  • Jemimah snowdon
    Jemimah snowdon14 dögum síðan

    jezza at his best!

  • steven horg
    steven horg14 dögum síðan

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

  • Lezah
    Lezah14 dögum síðan

    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"

  • Luma
    Luma14 dögum síðan

    I live there omg

  • Phil Smith
    Phil Smith14 dögum síðan

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

  • Dutch HOLLANDS
    Dutch HOLLANDS14 dögum síðan

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

  • trelard
    trelard14 dögum síðan

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

  • Matthew Arian
    Matthew Arian15 dögum síðan

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

    STOP THE NEW NORMAL15 dögum síðan

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  • Internet Stranger, Stranger of the internet
    Internet Stranger, Stranger of the internet15 dögum síðan

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

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    IV Tones15 dögum síðan

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    Felipe Flores15 dögum síðan

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  • Gordon Dean
    Gordon Dean16 dögum síðan

    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.

  • David Taylor
    David Taylor16 dögum síðan

    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.

  • The History Fella
    The History Fella16 dögum síðan

    Excellent video and I even subscribed. @thehistoryfella

  • Ryan blackhurst
    Ryan blackhurst16 dögum síðan

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

  • Kered Nilon
    Kered Nilon16 dögum síðan

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