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Narrow Escapes tells the real stories of courageous and deadly fights against impossible odds during World War II.


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S01E01 Wingate and the Chindits 26/09/2011 The Chindits were the British and Indian troops who operated behind Japanese lines in Burma. The men were supplied from the air and few who were wounded made it home. The programme contains jaw-dropping testimony from the survivors who took part in The Chindits’ first highly dangerous mission behind Japanese lines.
S01E02 The Amiens Raid 03/10/2011 An account of one of the most daring raids of WWII - the squadron of low-flying bombers who freed Resistance fighters from Amiens Jail
S01E03 The Doolittle Raid 10/10/2011 America's astonishing first air raid on the Japanese archipelago, led by Colonel 'Jimmy' Doolittle. The offensive took place in retaliation for the devastating Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour
S01E04 The Black Battalion Holds the Line 17/10/2011 The 333rd Field Artillery Battalion, a depleted unit of black soldiers, risked everything to tenaciously fight off the Nazis at Bastogne.
S01E05 Lucky Laycock's Escape From Crete 24/10/2011 The story of Major General Robert Laycock who rallied his ill-equipped troops to see off a German attack on Crete, Greece.
S01E06 Manstein Holds The Line 30/10/2011 How Erich Von Manstein's miraculous escape from the Red Army later became the basis for NATO's defence plans.
S01E07 The Siege Of Kohima 07/11/2011 In 1944, 1,500 outnumbered British troops amazingly held Japanese forces at the key Burmese town of Kohima.
S01E08 Roy Urqhart's Escape From Arnhem 14/11/2011 Major-General 'Roy' Urquhart led the doomed British attack on Arnhem, but somehow made it back across the Rhine, dodging enemy gunfire and patrols.
S01E09 Tobruk: Outfoxing Rommel 21/11/2011 Australian Leslie Morshead and his troops held off Rommel's Afrika Korps at the crucial port of Tobruk for an astonishing eight weeks.
S01E10 Evacuation in the Baltics 28/11/2011 WWII's largest evacuation saw two million civilians and soldiers whisked away in an extraordinary German operation lasting four months.
S01E11 Moore's March 05/12/2011 A Scottish soldier who hiked 200 miles through the Libyan desert without water or supplies recalls his party's legendary leader: tough trooper Ronald Moore.
S01E12 Operation Pedestal 12/12/2011 How plucky tanker master Dudley Mason played a vital role in securing the island of Malta in the face of Nazi bombardment.
S01E13 Breakout Through Hell's Gate 19/12/2011 Leon Degrelle and a motley crew of Finns, Estonians and fellow Belgians held off the three million-strong Russian army, enabling 56,000 men to escape.

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