BBC to Repeat Commando Documentary

BBC Four TV will tonight rebroadcast the 2012 documentary about the Commando training base at Achnacarry, Scotland. This is entitled “Castle Commando” and will be broadcast at 2200p BST. Waugh’s 1943 assignment to that training base contributed to his decision to leave the Army (or at least the Commandos). Stannard II, pp. 85-86. Here’s the BBC.s description of the program:

In January 1942, the historic Achnacarry Estate was transformed into a wartime paramilitary academy. In four years of operation, 25,000 men came to the Scottish Highlands to endure the world’s toughest infantry training course.

Narrated by Rory Bremner, Castle Commando looks back on the larger-than-life characters that helped shape Winston Churchill’s legendary raiding troops. Veterans remember how the ferocious Highland landscape was the perfect environment for the most exacting, most gruelling military training of World War II.

For a more detailed review, see previous post. The program will be available for streaming on BBC iPlayer after broadcast. A UK internet connection will be required to stream from this source.

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