Operation Jericho: the Raid on Amiens Prison
21-23 February 2020, £599 plus £50 per night single room supplement, where applicable. Places available.
Operation Jericho was a low-level bombing raid by Allied aircraft on Amiens Prison in German-occupied France on 18 February 1944. The objective of the raid was to free French Resistance and political prisoners. The raid is remarkable for the precision and daring of the attack, which was filmed by a camera on one of the planes. Mosquito bombers succeeded in breaching the walls and buildings of the prison, as well as destroying guards’ barracks. We also explore Mosquito Raids on V Weapons sites in the nearby vacinity.