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5.0 out of 5 stars Two fascinating and informative military history documentaries, 30 Oct 2011
This review is from: Jeremy Clarkson - War Stories [DVD] (DVD)
Jeremy Clarkson side steps his usual motoring journalism with this superb little collection of tales of the bravery and courage by British and Commonwealth servicemen during the Second World War.

Laced with his own brand of dry humour, Clarkson creates a lively account of the grim realities of war, yet always respectful to those who laid down their lives or who miraculously survived against the odds. Stories of extreme danger and suicidal heroism make for a thoroughly absorbing and fascinating documentary.

The first of two one hour presentations examines the Victoria Cross medal "For Valour". How it came to be, how and where it is made, what it takes to earn one. Clarkson gives several accounts of individuals who have been awarded the VC but focuses on "Operation Market Garden". We find out why he has a personal interest at the end of the documentary.

The second presentation describes the formation of Churchills Commando elite. The forerunners to today's special forces. "Operation Chariot" provides the backdrop for what is described as the most daring raid of all.

A must see for military history enthusiasts and Jeremy Clarkson fans alike.
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