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Amazing War Stories

Bruce Crompton

In this 3D audio series, ex-British Paratrooper and history fanatic Bruce Crompton narrates incredible tales of bravery from conflicts throughout the ages to support military institutions. All around the world military museums are in danger of closing and smaller, veterans charities desperately need more support. If we allow them to perish, the history contained within them will be lost, as will vital life-lines for our cherished veterans. Remember, Military museums aren't just places of learning, they're places of remembrance too. To contact the team or for advertising enquiries please email: [email protected] or visit amazingwarstories.com

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12/26/20 • 45 min

Former Special Forces Operative (and star of Channel 4's SAS Who Dares Wins) Jason Fox joins Bruce along with Royal Marines Colonel Nik Cavill to tell the story of this remarkable Commando Raid that started on Boxing Day 1941...

Summary

On the 27th December, 1941, in a small island town in the north Norwegian fjords, a German soldier crunched through the snow back to his barracks. All was calm apart from the sounds of Christmas songs still emanating from some of the bars and houses.

Suddenly, in the distance, the thump of explosions and the bright lights of fireworks clearly showed people were still enjoying the yuletide celebrations.

However, on the edge of the town, a massive assault was actually underway. The fireworks were flares and the explosions were the sound of HMS Kenya’s huge guns firing from the middle of the fjord. Within a few moments hundreds of British Commandos would be assaulting the peaceful hamlet...

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Contributors-

  • Dr Chris Mann, Director of War Studies Department, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and author of 'British Policy & Strategy towards Norway, 1941-45'. To purchase please visit palgrave.com/DrChrisMann Website for Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
  • Jason Fox; Explorer, former Special Forces Operative, TV personality and author of Life Under Fire
  • Colonel Nik Cavill Royal Marines Commando

We have also joined forces with the fantastic Royal Marines Charity to help raise awareness of their Lift the Lid campaign to raise awareness for of support available to veterans, serving personnel and their families of the armed forces suffering from mental health issues.

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Episode Credits-

Written & Researched by Charlie Phillips

Director & Executive Producer Ed Sayer

Associate Producer Lois Crompton

Editor Tony Simmons

Sound design & 3D mastering by Vaudeville Sound Group

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12/26/20 • 45 min

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11/20/20 • 36 min

On June 6th 1944 a band of US Army Rangers undertook one of the second world war’s most daring missions. Ahead of the main D Day landings, under ferocious fire, they had to land on an exposed beach, scale a 100ft cliff before attacking a well armed and heavily defended German force.

Against overwhelming numbers their mission was to silence the huge artillery guns that would target the invading Allied Armies that were about to land on D Day. But we can now reveal a secret about this famous operation that was classified for over 60 years

This is the true story of 7 of the Rangers who took part in the mission to protect the hundreds of thousands of other troops landing on the Normandy beaches - sadly not all of them would make it through.

They were the Cliff Rangers of Calvados

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Contributors-

-Gary Sterne curator of the Maisy Battery, Normandy

-Davis Smith former US Marine weaponry & tactics specialist advisor

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Episode Credits-

Written & Produced by Paul Wooding

Executive producer Ed Sayer

Associate Producer Lois Crompton

Sound design & 3D mastering by Vaudeville Sound Group

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11/20/20 • 36 min

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The Assassins of Alexandria

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11/13/20 • 37 min

On the night of the 10th November 1941 two submarines stealthily left the harbour at Alexandria and headed for Northern Libya. On board were 53 Commandos and 6 Special Boat Service operatives.

Underway was one of the most audacious missions of the entire Second World War - a secret attempt to assassinate Hitler’s top General - Erwin Rommel. If they succeeded, it could alter the course of the entire conflict.

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Contributors-

-Colonel Nik Cavill Royal Marines Commando

-Julie Miller, curator of the Combined MIlitary Services Museum

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Episode Credits-

Written & Researched by Charlie Phillips

Director & Executive Producer Ed Sayer

Associate Producer Lois Crompton

Editor Tony Simmons

Sound design & 3D mastering by Vaudeville Sound Group

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11/13/20 • 37 min

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11/06/20 • 44 min

When legendary footballer Walter Tull joins the army in the First World War he becomes the first black British officer to lead white men into battle and is mentioned in dispatches for a dangerous raid in Italy. He suffers shell shock, trench fever, is gassed, faces flame throwers and finally German stormtroopers in the battle of the Somme. In this special episode to mark Remembrance Sunday Historian Andy Robertshaw reveals an astonishing discovery - the potential resting place of Walter Tull, The Striker of The Somme.

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With very special thanks to our contributors-

-Andy Robertshaw historian & military adviser andyrobertshaw.com

-Walter's family who run the Finlayson Family Archive - waltertullarchive.com

Museums-

-War Years Remembered Museum

-The Kent Museum of Moving Image

-The Museum of the Great War, France

Further information on Walter Tull-

claptonfc.com/WalterTTTbooklet.pdf

tottenhamhotspur.com/walter-tull.pdf

tottenhamhotspur.com/walter-tull-remembered

ntfc.co.uk/tull

firstworldwarglasgow.co.uk/

Not-Forgotten-part-2.pdf

northamptonchron.co.uk/walter-tull

Episode Credits-

Written & Produced by Paul Wooding

Executive producer Ed Sayer

Associate Producer Lois Crompton

Researcher Ross Barnwell

Sound design & 3D mastering by Vaudeville Sound Group

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11/06/20 • 44 min

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The Heroes of HQ Company

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10/30/20 • 38 min

On the freezing night of December 20th 1944 men of the US 82nd Airborne, 504 Parachute Infantry Regiment fought head-on with a deadly SS Panzer Group that vastly outgunned them. This little known battle, which raged for nearly 2 days, would prove to be a pivotal turning point in the Second World War. This is the story of just 5 soldiers from a company of over 100 men, all of them heroes, all of them prepared to pay the ultimate sacrifice.

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Contributors-

-Davis Smith former US Marine weaponry & tactics specialist advisor

-December 44 Historical Museum La Gleize

With special thanks to author Frank van Lunteren -Website http://www.frankvanlunteren.com

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Episode Credits-

Written & Produced by Ed Sayer

Executive producer Paul Wooding

Associate Producer Lois Crompton

Sound design & 3D mastering by Vaudeville Sound Group

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10/30/20 • 38 min

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10/22/20 • 39 min

In almost complete darkness, on the 27th February 1942, 120 men from the newly formed Parachute Regiment, went on a bold mission - to steal technology from a new German Radar installation that was causing heavy losses on Allied aircraft. This is the true story of 7 of the men who took part in that sensational operation. Sadly, not all of them would make it out unharmed-

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Contributors-

-Jon Baker- curator of Airborne Assault Museum & Paradata

-Lieutenant Colonel Richard Lewin

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Episode Credits-

Written & Produced by Ed Sayer

Executive producer Paul Wooding

Associate Producer Lois Crompton

Sound design & 3D mastering by Vaudeville Sound Group

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10/22/20 • 39 min

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10/15/20 • 34 min

On the cold evening of the 20th of December 1943 over 650 Allied planes took off from their bases in England and headed for Frankfurt on what they hoped would be a decisive blow against Nazi Germany. But for one crew in particular this sortie would become a desperate fight for survival from which not all of them would return. This is the remarkable true story of the 7 men assigned to Lancaster bomber MG-A JB652.

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Contributors-

-Richard Pymar- curator of The Halesworth Airfield Memorial Museum Station 365

-Flight Lieutenant Neil Farrell

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Episode Credits-

Written & Produced by Ed Sayer

Executive producer Paul Wooding

Associate Producer Lois Crompton

Sound design & 3D mastering by Vaudeville Sound Group

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10/15/20 • 34 min

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The Demolition Men of D-Day

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06/21/23 • 48 min

On the night of 6th June 1944 at 4:50 am, an army medic jeep pulling a small two wheeled trailer, careened through the little French town of Troarn. It was under blistering attack from a garrison of Panzergrenadiers that had set up their headquarters there. But on board the jeep there were no medical supplies, or indeed, medics. All had been replaced by 7 parachute engineers with half a ton of explosives. They’re objective, to blow a bridge that was a crucial crossing for a german counter-attack. This is the remarkable true story of Major Tim Roseveare and a heroic band of 7 parachute engineers. By the end of the night, sadly, some would be captured and killed, but their legends still live on to this day. They were, The Demolition Men of D-Day...

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Contributors:

Phil Campion - Ex-SAS and radio host on Force Radio

Dr Chris Mann - Director of The War Studies Department, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst

Ben Hill - Deputy Curator, Airborne Assault Museum, Duxford

Episode Credits-

Written, Researched and Executive Produced by Ed Sayer

Associate Producer Lois Crompton

Editing, Sound design & 3D mastering by Vaudeville Sound Group

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06/21/23 • 48 min

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The Hitmen of Heraklion

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07/05/23 • 48 min

On the morning of June 10th, 1942 six armed men in three rubber dinghies filled with explosives, paddled ashore to a small beach near Malia, Crete. Their mission - to destroy as many planes as possible at the Luftwaffe Airbase at Heraklion.

But already, the operation wasn’t going to plan. They had landed in the wrong location and the occupied island was not only crawling with German soldiers but also Nazi spies the allies called Quislings.

This is the remarkable true story of the SAS’s first seaborne operation. By the end, the six heroes were forced to play a deadly game of cat and mouse as the nazis and traitors, tried to capture the fleeing SAS operatives. Sadly, not all of them would survive.

They were The Hitmen of Heraklion.

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Contributors:

Jason Fox - Ex-SBS and DS on SAS Who Dares Wins

Dr Chris Mann - Director of The War Studies Department, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst

Andrew Wallis - Curator, Guards Museum, Wellington Barracks, London

Episode Credits-

Written, Researched and Executive Produced by Ed Sayer

Associate Producer Lois Crompton

Editing, Sound design & 3D mastering by Vaudeville Sound Group

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07/05/23 • 48 min

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The Kings of Kokoda

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07/19/23 • 56 min

On the 29th August 1942 a soldier of the Australian Maroubra Force placed his hand on the bipod of his Bren gun, the barrel was still too hot to hold and loaded a fresh magazine. The enemy, only yards away, were crashing through the jungle towards them. The Australian Force were massively outnumbered, exhausted and disease ridden - they knew they were staring defeat in the face. No Allied army had yet beaten the fearsome Imperial soldiers of the Japanese Army in battle. But that would soon change. The soldier gritted his teeth, grabbed the charging handle and cocked his weapon. As the Japanese ran screaming towards him he charged back at them, firing from the hip...

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Contributors:

Lt. Col. Todd Vail, Australian Army

Kurtis Lowden - Deputy Curator, Australian Armour and Artillery Museum

Dr Chris Mann - Director of The War Studies Department, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst

Episode Credits-

Written, Researched and Executive Produced by Ed Sayer

Additional Research Charles Phillips

Associate Producer Lois Crompton

Editing, Sound design & 3D mastering by Vaudeville Sound Group

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07/19/23 • 56 min

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How many episodes does Amazing War Stories have?

Amazing War Stories currently has 13 episodes available.

What topics does Amazing War Stories cover?

The podcast is about Kids & Family, History and Podcasts.

What is the most popular episode on Amazing War Stories?

The episode title 'The Commandos that Grinched Christmas' is the most popular.

What is the average episode length on Amazing War Stories?

The average episode length on Amazing War Stories is 38 minutes.

How often are episodes of Amazing War Stories released?

Episodes of Amazing War Stories are typically released every 14 days.

When was the first episode of Amazing War Stories?

The first episode of Amazing War Stories was released on Sep 18, 2020.

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