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The wrecking crew : Operation Colossus, 10 February 1941

Author: Bernd Horn
Publisher: Toronto, DUNDURN Group LTD, 2019.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Audacious to the extreme, Operation Colossus was a raid in the early, dark days of the Second World War, when Britain stood seemingly alone. After the country's defeats in Western Europe in 1940, Prime Minister Winston Churchill insisted on an aggressive raiding campaign. Staged on February 10, 1941, Colossus was one such raid, meant to steal back the initiative and create as much chaos for Axis powers as possible.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(OCoLC)1030592239
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bernd Horn
ISBN: 9781459743403 1459743407 9781459743397 1459743393
OCLC Number: 1079922213
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Intro; CONTENTS; PREFACE; INTRODUCTION; 1 --
DOWN BUT NOT OUT: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK; 2 --
UNWELCOME DIRECTION: THE CREATION OF BRITISH AIRBORNE FORCES; 3 --
A MOST EXCELLENT PLAN; 4 --
PREPARING FOR BATTLE; 5 --
THE BEST LAID PLANS; 6 --
DESPERATE JOURNEY; 7 --
WHAT DOES SUCCESS LOOK LIKE? ASSESSING THE MISSION; EPILOGUE; GLOSSARY OF ABBREVIATIONS; NOTES; IMAGE CREDITS; INDEX; ABOUT THE AUTHOR; BY THE SAME AUTHOR; BOOK CREDITS
Responsibility: Colonel (Retired) Bernd Horn.
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The Wrecking Crew reveals the dramatic details of Operation Colossus, the first Allied airborne commando raid of the Second World War.  Read more...

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