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A brilliant little operation : the Cockleshell heroes and the most courageous raid of WW2

Author: Paddy Ashdown
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The complete story of the remarkable canoe raid on German ships in Bordeaux Harbour - by the man who himself served in the Special Boat Squadron. In 1942, before El Alamein turned the tide of war, the German merchant fleet was re-supplying its war machine with impunity. So Operation Frankton, a daring and secret raid, was launched by Mountbatten's Combined Operations and led by the enigmatic 'Blondie' Hasler - to  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paddy Ashdown
ISBN: 9781781311257 1781311250
OCLC Number: 846476982
Notes: Originally published: 2012.
Description: xxvii, 420 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white) ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Paddy Ashdown.

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The complete story of the remarkable canoe raid on German ships in Bordeaux Harbour - by the man who himself served in the Special Boat Squadron.  Read more...

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Winner of the Royal Marines Historical Society Literary Award for 2013. 'A meticulously researched and truly shocking account of an operation that should never have been authorised. In his account of Read more...

 
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