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Amazing War Stories

The Assassins of Alexandria


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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-Colonel Nik Cavill Royal Marines Commando: Website royalnavy.mod.uk/royalmarines Facebook royalmarines/

-Julie Miller, curator of the Combined MIlitary Services Museum: Website cmsm.co.uk/ Facebook CombinedMilitaryServicesMuseum

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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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