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Amazing War Stories

The Night Raiders of Normandy


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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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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