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The Greatest Raid: St. Nazaire, 1942


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The Greatest Raid: St. Nazaire, 1942 - Whittell, Giles
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The definitive account of one of the most desperately heroic missions launched during World War Two. In March 1942, at perhaps the darkest moment of World War Two for the Allies, Britain launched a nearly suicidal raid on the Nazi-occupied French port of St. Nazaire, which the German Navy was using as a dry dock for ship repairs (the Tirpitz , the sister ship of the Bismarck , was scheduled for repairs there). Destroying it would hinder the U-boat campaign and force German ships to return hundreds of miles to home ...

The Greatest Raid: St. Nazaire, 1942 2022, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780197627907