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The Greatest Raid of All By C.E.Lucas Phillips

The Greatest Raid of All
by C.E.Lucas Phillips

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Another superb book in the series of military history, this exciting account explores one of the most thilling and vivid Royal Navy operations of the Second World War.
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The Greatest Raid of All Summary

The Greatest Raid of All by C.E.Lucas Phillips

'A deed of glory intimately involved in high strategy' - Winston Churchill

St Nazaire, 1.34am March 28th, 1942 - the destroyer HMS Campbeltown , with her Oerlikons blazing at the enemy guns only a few yards away, crashed with terrific force into one of the enormous lock gates of the Normandie Dock. Operation Chariot had reached its climax. Its object was to destroy the essential gear of the largest dock in the world, so that it could not be used by German battleships, and it was brilliantly successful in its main purpose. The story of the assault, under a storm of enemy fire at point-blank range which set the sea itself on fire, and of the heroism of the men in the 'little ships' raid, carried out by Royal Navy forces - no fewer than five VC's were awarded - is one of the most thrilling and vivid to come out of any war.

'Exciting and moving account of a great epic' Observer

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The Greatest Raid of All by C.E.Lucas Phillips
C.E.Lucas Phillips
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Pan Macmillan
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