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The Cockleshell Raid

Author : Ken Ford
ISBN : 1846036933
Genre : History
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By the end of 1941 Germany was desperately in need of essential raw materials. Vital supplies from Japan were shipped to Germany by 'blockade runners' using the port of Bordeaux as their main base. Allied forces needed an undertaking to interfere with the work of these lone merchant ships at the port, leading to the formation of plans that ultimately became known as the Cockleshell Heroes Raid, in which a unit of Royal Marine Commandos mounted a raid via canoes launched from a submarine. In this new addition to Osprey's RAID series, author Ken Ford explores the history of what is perhaps the bravest and imaginative raids of the entire war. The book details the original plans of the raid, along with the various complications and challenges faced by the Commandos, and explores the outcome of the raid.

Operation Suicide

Author : Robert Lyman
ISBN : 0857382411
Genre : History
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At nightfall on December 7 1942, twelve British canoeists arrived by submarine off the coast of France, tasked with infiltrating the dockyards of Bordeaux, and wreaking havoc with the German shipping they found there. Manning fragile 'cockles' through the turbulent waters of the Bay of Biscay, and making an assault on a port bristling with German soldiers ordered to execute any Allied Commando they captured, their prospects looked bleak. It was fully expected that all would die in the attempt. Featuring a cast of characters ranging from Blondie Hasler, the ingenious and courageous leader of the raid, to the Comtesse de Milleville, who risked outrageous danger as she ran a secret resistance network, Operation Suicide is an enthralling account of one of WWII's most iconic missions.

Cockleshell Heroes

Author : Cecil Ernest Lucas Phillips
ISBN : 0330480693
Genre : Bordeaux Raid, 1942
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In December 1942, 10 Royal Marines lauched a daring canoe attack on German ships lying in Bordeaux harbour - a harzardous and successful offensive, in which only two survived. This book tells the story of those cockleshell heroes.

Operation Archery

Author : Ken Ford
ISBN : 184908372X
Genre : History
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Operation Archery, the raid on Vaagso and Maaloy in Norway on December 27, 1942, was the first true combined operation carried out by British forces involving the Army, Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force. The Islands of Vaagso and Maaloy on the Norwegian coast between Bergen and Trondheim were selected because they offered a perfect opportunity to damage German installations and morale. Mountbatten, the new head of Combined Operations, hoped to eliminate the local garrison, destroy the fish oil factories and sink enemy shipping. The raiding force consisted of No. 3 Commando, two troops of No. 2 Commando, a medical detachment from No. 4 Commando and a Royal Norwegian Army detachment totalling 51 officers and 525 men. To support the amphibious raid was a flotilla of warships and low-level bomb attacks by the RAF. The raid was launched on Christmas Day 1942, taking the German defenders entirely by surprise. German resistance was stiff, however, and a fierce firefight ensued. Relive the nail-biting action of one of the great raids of World War II in this exciting book, packed with maps and photographs.

Operation Frankton

Author : Lambert M. Surhone
ISBN : 6130381468
Genre : History
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Operation Frankton was a World War II British Combined Operations military commando raid on Nazi German shipping in Bordeaux harbour, France, in December, 1942, by 12 men of the Royal Marines Boom Patrol Detachment using small two-man Cockle MK II folding kayaks. A fictionalised version of the story was later told in the film The Cockleshell Heroes made by Warwick Films. The headquarters of Operation Frankton was MV Celtic (1903), based at Portsmouth at the time. Led by Major Herbert Blondie Hasler, the men launched their six specialised Mk 2 canoes from the British Royal Navy submarine HMS Tuna (N94) on 7 December, some 10 miles (16 km) from the mouth of the Gironde estuary, near Montalivet. One canoe was damaged while being passed out of the submarine, leaving ten men in five canoes to attempt a 70-mile (110 km) paddle up river (against the winter current) to their targets.

The Last Of The Cockleshell Heroes

Author : William Sparks
ISBN : IND:30000029859802
Genre : History
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Daring Raids Of World War Two

Author : Peter Jacobs
ISBN : 9781783463336
Genre : History
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The Second World War saw a host of heroic raids enacted across the various theatres, all delivered valiantly in a variety of ways by British combatants; on land, by sea and from the air. Daring exploits such as the raid on Rommel, the endeavours of the Cockleshell Heroes and the Dam Busters have become legendary in the annals of warfare. All feature here, alongside details of fascinating lesser-known operations.??It goes without saying that not all the raids were a success; in fact, some went disastrously wrong but the men who carried them out did so with extreme courage and in the knowledge that they might not return. Here, Peter Jacobs tells the gripping stories of some of the most heroic raids of the entire conflict. These include the disastrous landings at Dieppe; the amphibious assault on the dry dock at St Nazaire (more Victoria Crosses were won during this raid than in any other operation of the war); the airborne assaults on the German radar installation at Bruneval and later on Pegasus Bridge as a prelude to D-Day; and the low-level raid by RAF Mosquitos on the prison at Amiens to release members of the French Resistance.??This is an intriguing and insightful historical record of thirty of the most daring and strategic raids of military history and is sure to appeal to all enthusiasts of the genre.

The Cockleshell Canoes

Author : Quentin Rees
ISBN : OCLC:422648489
Genre : Bordeaux Raid, 1942
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Game Of Spies The Secret Agent The Traitor And The Nazi Bordeaux 1942 1944

Author : Paddy Ashdown
ISBN : 9780008140830
Genre : History
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A riveting three-way spy story set in occupied France.

History Of The Second World War

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ISBN : IND:30000108535372
Genre : World War, 1939-1945
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