Combat Dealers

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Upcoming episodes

May 30th
1000p

THE SHERMAN

Bruce is over the moon with his latest purchase; a super-rare, running Sherman tank! But before he flogs it on he wants to increase its authenticity and therefore its value. Through some Sherlock Holmes detective work Freddy discovers what could be a Sherman graveyard in the depths of Normandy and so he and Bruce hot foot it to the continent. In Blighty the Twins are tasked with finding out exactly how a British Sherman tank would have looked on a battlefield 70 years ago. Helped out by a 91 year old WW2 tank Veteran called Tom, they gain a helpful and somewhat harrowing insight into life in a tank.
May 31st
1000p

FRENCH RESISTANCE

Bruce turns all ‘Allo Allo’ when a client asks for items relating to the brave men and women of the French Resistance. To source such rare treasures, Bruce heads to Southern France to meet a Resistance veteran who recounts details of daring missions carried out against the German occupiers. Bruce then discovers a barn full of Resistance artefacts including armbands worn in battle. Meanwhile the twins fix up a World War two drop basket and parachute that the RAF used to deliver the very guns Bruce finds in France and fires in the battle of the submachine guns.
Jun 2nd
300p

FRENCH RESISTANCE

Bruce turns all ‘Allo Allo’ when a client asks for items relating to the brave men and women of the French Resistance. To source such rare treasures, Bruce heads to Southern France to meet a Resistance veteran who recounts details of daring missions carried out against the German occupiers. Bruce then discovers a barn full of Resistance artefacts including armbands worn in battle. Meanwhile the twins fix up a World War two drop basket and parachute that the RAF used to deliver the very guns Bruce finds in France and fires in the battle of the submachine guns.
Jun 2nd
400p

WW1

Bruce has a new client with a twenty grand budget to blow on WW1 weaponry; wasting no time he and Freddy head straight to the battlefields of Belgium. In Ypres they meet a local dealer who scours his farmland for items left behind by the battle, digging up all manner of items including original parts that inspired the reconstruction of a WW1 British tank. But 100 years on from the brutal conflict, authentic artefacts are hard to find and even harder to buy so Bruce’s journey takes him to France where he bags a super rare German WW1 mortar for a whopping price. It’s down to the mechanical genius of twins, Nick and Phil, to get it firing again and secure Bruce a big money deal with his WW1 collector. Bruce believes explosions speak louder than words so he puts on a WW1 mortar competition that goes off with a bang!
Jun 3rd
1000p

WW1

Bruce has a new client with a twenty grand budget to blow on WW1 weaponry; wasting no time he and Freddy head straight to the battlefields of Belgium. In Ypres they meet a local dealer who scours his farmland for items left behind by the battle, digging up all manner of items including original parts that inspired the reconstruction of a WW1 British tank. But 100 years on from the brutal conflict, authentic artefacts are hard to find and even harder to buy so Bruce’s journey takes him to France where he bags a super rare German WW1 mortar for a whopping price. It’s down to the mechanical genius of twins, Nick and Phil, to get it firing again and secure Bruce a big money deal with his WW1 collector. Bruce believes explosions speak louder than words so he puts on a WW1 mortar competition that goes off with a bang!
Jun 4th
1000p

DUNKIRK

Inspired by his memories of an old soldier friend, Bruce grabs ex-para Freddy and heads to the iconic beaches of Dunkirk. With the anniversary of the infamous battle looming, authentic relics from the evacuation are becoming highly collectable and Old Brucey want in! On their travels they unearth rare artefacts that tell the real story of Britain’s infamous retreat and when the picking’s done, wife Sue organises a ride for Bruce in one of the last surviving British motor torpedo boats from Dunkirk. Back in the UK, the twins have their own Dunkirk miracle to perform, bringing back to life two 1940 German field telephones that haven’t had a dial tone for over 70 years!
Jun 5th
1000p

BATTLE OF THE BULGE

A rich Russian buyer called Slava agreed to buy Bruce’s £300,000 German WW2 half-track in a week’s time. But unfortunately, Slava’s now changed his mind and wants it converted into a German Combat Engineers’ half-track in Battle of the Bulge camo colours. Not wanting the deal to fall through, Bruce immediately gets the twins working on the vehicle whilst he and Freddy race to Belgium on the hunt for spare parts. The Battle of the Bulge sealed Hitler’s fate and loads of German tanks and half-tracks ended their days in the icy forests of the Ardennes; making it the perfect picking spot for Bruce’s last minute shopping spree.
Jun 6th
1000p

WAR FACTORIES

Bruce takes on mission impossible as Europe’s largest tank museum asks him to fill a hole in its collection. But whole Panzer 1 tanks are super rare. Only 13 survived the war intact. To build another will require thousands of parts and there’s only one place to start sourcing those. Not Germany but the Czech Republic where the occupying Nazis forced factories and slave labourers to build its tanks and more. Despite the inherent dangers the brave slaves working German production lines sabotaged as much stuff as possible – even the engine for Bruce’s five million pound Panther tank which is being fixed up near Prague. Can it be ready in time? – an Australian museum needs it ASAP or the deal of a lifetime could be off.
Jun 7th
1000p

BATTLE OF NORMANDY

A Texan millionaire is flying over to England to buy Bruce’s super rare WW2 German Kettenkrad. A cross between a motorbike and a mini-tank, this little beauty could net Bruce a whopping £130,000! But only if it’s running so that’s where twins Nick and Phil come in, with just a week before the visit they have to get the 70 year old vehicle battle ready and looking brand new. But the ‘Krad isn’t the only kit the rich Texan’s after, so Bruce and Freddy hot foot it to northern France, hunting down German and American relics from the battle of Normandy. If it all goes to plan this could be the deal of Bruce’s year.
Jun 9th
300p

DUNKIRK

Inspired by his memories of an old soldier friend, Bruce grabs ex-para Freddy and heads to the iconic beaches of Dunkirk. With the anniversary of the infamous battle looming, authentic relics from the evacuation are becoming highly collectable and Old Brucey want in! On their travels they unearth rare artefacts that tell the real story of Britain’s infamous retreat and when the picking’s done, wife Sue organises a ride for Bruce in one of the last surviving British motor torpedo boats from Dunkirk. Back in the UK, the twins have their own Dunkirk miracle to perform, bringing back to life two 1940 German field telephones that haven’t had a dial tone for over 70 years!