Into the Jaws of Death: The True Story of the Legendary Raid on Saint-Nazaire by Robert Lyman

Into the Jaws of Death: The True Story of the Legendary Raid on Saint-Nazaire by Robert Lyman

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On the night of 28 March 1942 the Royal Navy and British commandos assaulted the German-held French Atlantic port of Saint-Nazaire. This is the true story behind 'The Greatest Raid of All'.

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It is the night of 28 March 1942. Royal Navy and British commandos are poised to assault the German-held port of Saint-Nazaire in what will be one of the most audacious and daring raids of the Second World War. The plan is simple: to drive an old destroyer, packed with three tons of explosive, at full speed into the outer gate of the Normandie dock. The aim is to destroy the base from which the formidable battleship Tirpitz would be able to devastate the convoys supplying Britain from the United States. 'Operation Chariot' was to be dramatically successful, but at a great cost. Fewer than half the men who went on the mission returned. In recognition of their valour, eighty-nine decorations were awarded, including five Victoria Crosses. Into the Jaws of Death is the true story of how the decisive courage of a small group of men changed the course of the war.

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SKU GOR005701799
Title Into the Jaws of Death: The True Story of the Legendary Raid on Saint-Nazaire
Author By (author) Robert Lyman
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Quercus Publishing
Year Published 2014
Number of Pages 368
ISBN 10 1782064478
ISBN 13 9781782064473
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Description

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It is the night of 28 March 1942. Royal Navy and British commandos are poised to assault the German-held port of Saint-Nazaire in what will be one of the most audacious and daring raids of the Second World War. The plan is simple: to drive an old destroyer, packed with three tons of explosive, at full speed into the outer gate of the Normandie dock. The aim is to destroy the base from which the formidable battleship Tirpitz would be able to devastate the convoys supplying Britain from the United States. 'Operation Chariot' was to be dramatically successful, but at a great cost. Fewer than half the men who went on the mission returned. In recognition of their valour, eighty-nine decorations were awarded, including five Victoria Crosses. Into the Jaws of Death is the true story of how the decisive courage of a small group of men changed the course of the war.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR005701799
Title Into the Jaws of Death: The True Story of the Legendary Raid on Saint-Nazaire
Author By (author) Robert Lyman
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Quercus Publishing
Year Published 2014
Number of Pages 368
ISBN 10 1782064478
ISBN 13 9781782064473
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.