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Amazing War Stories

Amazing War Stories

Ex-British Paratrooper and history fanatic Bruce Crompton is on a mission and he believes the amazing deeds of forgotten war heroes can help him. Due to the ongoing pandemic, museums all around the world are in danger of closing. If that happens the history contained within them will be lost from the public forever. In this series, inspired by unique museum items and personal artefacts, Bruce narrates incredible tales from the Second World War. He hopes that by telling these true stories, realised in immersive, 3D audio, people will be inspired to visit collections and help preserve their legends for generations to come.

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The Commandos that Grinched Christmas

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...


Contributors-

Dr Chris Mann, Deputy 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: army.mod.uk/rma-sandhurst/Jason Fox; Explorer, former Special Forces Operative, TV personality and author of Life Under Fire: Instagram jason_carl_fox/ Twitter jason_carl_foxColonel Nik Cavill Royal Marines Commando: Website royalnavy.mod.uk/royalmarines Facebook royalmarines/

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.

Please visit their website theroyalmarinescharity.org.uk/lifting-the-lid/ for further information of help available 24/7

Further information and support for veterans is also available at nhs.uk/veterans-nhs-mental-health-services/

Follow them on social media at Facebook: The Royal Marines Charity Twitter: @theRMcharity Instagram: @thermcharity


This episode has also partnered with the dedicated fundraising team for the Royal Marines Museum to raise money to have the new museum open to visitors by 2022. To donate, please visit JustGiving page: Royal Marines Museum Donate

Follow them on social media at Facebook: @RoyalMArinesMuseum Twitter: @RoyalMarinesMus


Track played at the end of the show kindly provided by-

Military Wives Choirs ? Brave

Written for the Military Wives Choirs by Sean Hargreaves, John Haywood and Laura Wright

Featuring Laura Wright and the Royal Marines Corps of Drums

?To support the Military Wives Choirs charity, please visit militarywiveschoirs.org


Did you know we now had a merchandise store? Visit Amazing-War-Stories-Store

For more about this episode and all of the incredible stories we have in store this series, follow us on your favourite social media platform on-

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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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2020-12-26
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The Cliff Rangers of Calvados

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


Let us know what you think of this week's episode- use #AmazingWarStories to join the conversation


Contributors-

-Gary Sterne author of 'Cover-Up at Pointe du Hoc' and curator of the Maisy Battery, Normandy Website- maisybattery.com/ Facebook- facebook/maisybattery

-Davis Smith former US Marine weaponry & tactics specialist advisor


For more about this episode and all of the incredible stories we have in store this series, follow us on your favourite social media platform on-

Facebook.com/Amazingwarstories

Instagram @amazingwarstories

Twitter @amazewarstories


Episode Credits-

Written & Produced by Paul Wooding

Executive producer Ed Sayer

Associate Producer Lois Crompton

Sound design & 3D mastering by Vaudeville Sound Group

[email protected]

www.amazingwarstories.com



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2020-11-20
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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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Contributors-

-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


For more about this episode and all of the incredible stories we have in store this series, follow us on your favourite social media platform on-

Facebook.com/Amazingwarstories

Instagram @amazingwarstories

Twitter @amazewarstories


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


www.amazingwarstories.com



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2020-11-13
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The Striker of The Somme - A Remembrance Day Special

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.


For more about this episode and all of the incredible stories we have in store this series, follow us on your favourite social media platform on-

Facebook.com/Amazingwarstories

Instagram @amazingwarstories

Twitter @amazewarstories


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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 -Website waryearsremembered.co.uk Facebook WarYearsRemembered Instagram /waryearsremembered

-The Kent Museum of Moving Image -Website kentmomi.org/ Facebook /KentMOMI Instagram Kent_MOMI/

-The Museum of the Great War, France -Website historial.fr/


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

[email protected]

www.amazingwarstories.com


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2020-11-06
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The Heroes of HQ Company

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 Website dec44.com and on Facebook /Dec44Museum


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

For more about this episode and all of the incredible stories we have in store this series, follow us on your favourite social media platform on-

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Twitter @amazewarstories


Episode Credits-

Written & Produced by Ed Sayer

Executive producer Paul Wooding

Associate Producer Lois Crompton

Sound design & 3D mastering by Vaudeville Sound Group


www.amazingwarstories.com



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2020-10-30
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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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Contributors-

-Jon Baker- curator of Airborne Assault Museum & Paradata  https://www.paradata.org.uk/

Facebook- @airborneassault Twitter- @AirAssultMuse Instagram- @airborne_assault_museum

-Lieutenant Colonel Richard Lewin https://www.army.mod.uk/

Facebook- facebook.com/PARARESERVE Twitter- 4parareg

Parachute Regiment facebook.com/PARA/


For more about this episode and all of the incredible stories we have in store this series, follow us on your favourite social media platform on-

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Twitter @amazewarstories


Episode Credits-

Written & Produced by Ed Sayer

Executive producer Paul Wooding

Associate Producer Lois Crompton

Sound design & 3D mastering by Vaudeville Sound Group


www.amazingwarstories.com


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2020-10-23
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The Legend of Lancaster A for Apple

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 www.halesworthairfieldmuseum.co.uk

-Flight Lieutenant Neil Farrell

-International Bomber Command Centre www.internationalbcc.co.uk/

Exclusive artwork donated by famous illustrator Piotr Forkasiewicz www.peterfor.com/

For more about this episode and all of the incredible stories we have in store this series, follow us on your favourite social media platform on-

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Instagram @amazingwarstories

Twitter @amazewarstories


Episode Credits-

Written & Produced by Ed Sayer

Executive producer Paul Wooding

Associate Producer Lois Crompton

Sound design & 3D mastering by Vaudeville Sound Group


www.amazingwarstories.com


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2020-10-16
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Amazing War Stories with Bruce Crompton Trailer

Produced in glorious 3D audio, Bruce Crompton tells amazing true war stories taken from museum collections in order to help safeguard the nation's historical treasures before they are lost from the public forever. For the ultimate, immersive experience please wear headphones. Series launching 16th October.

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2020-09-18
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