Bruneval Raid: Operation Biting

Bruneval Raid: Operation Biting

We are not sure of the release date for Bruneval Raid: Operation Biting. It was released at the box office on 2012-06-30 so we estimate it was released to DVD in September 2012.

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Cast: Paul Oldfield, Tim Saunders, Bob Hilton, Andy Johnson, and Tim Stoneman

In 1941 Dr RV Jones realised that the Germans had developed their own radar system that would account for increasing RAF bomber casualties. An enemy W├╝rzburg system was located on the cliffs of Northern France at Bruneval. An operation was planned to seize it involving all three Services, including the newly raised C Coy, 2 Para, commanded by Major John Frost. The planning went well but the rehearsals were all disastrous. As the narrow window of moon and tide approached it was decided 'to bash on'. Nine of the twelve sticks of Paratroopers were dropped by 51 Squadron and the Germans were caught napping. However, they quickly responded and the Paras had a serious fight on their hands to keep the enemy at bay while the experts, who the Paras had orders to kill rather than let fall into enemy hands, dismantled the radar. With the enemy closing in the job was done and the force withdrew. It seemed that they may be caught but they made it to their badly delayed landing craft.