ST. Nazaire By Peter Lush

World War 2

The Second World War St Nazaire Raid (or Operation Chariot) was a successful British amphibious attack on the heavily defended Normandie dry dock at St Nazaire in German-occupied France during the Second World War.

The operation was undertaken by the Royal Navy and British Army Commandos under the auspices of Combined Operations Headquarters on 28 March 1942. St Nazaire was targeted because the loss of its dry dock would force any large German warship in need of repairs, such as the Tirpitz, to return to home waters rather than having a safe haven available on the Atlantic coast.

This footage is a comprehensive and historically accurate account of the Raid by the official historian of the St Nazaire Society, Mr Peter Lush.