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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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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.
To contact the team please email: info@amazingwarstories.com

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    The Cliff Rangers of Calvados

    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
    info@amazingwarstories.com
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    • 33 min
    The Assassins of Alexandria

    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.
    Let us know what you think of this week's episode- use #AmazingWarStories to join the conversation
    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-
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    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
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    • 34 min
    The Striker of The Somme - A Remembrance Day Special

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


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    • 42 min
    The Heroes of HQ Company

    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.
    Let us know what you think of this week's episode- use #AmazingWarStories to join the conversation
    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-
    Facebook.com/Amazingwarstories
    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
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    • 35 min
    The Night Raiders of Normandy

    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-
    Let us know what you think of this week's episode- use #AmazingWarStories to join the conversation
    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-
    Facebook.com/Amazingwarstories
    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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    • 36 min
    The Legend of Lancaster A for Apple

    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. 
    Let us know what you think of this week's episode- use #AmazingWarStories to join the conversation
    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-
    Facebook.com/Amazingwarstories
    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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    • 31 min

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