A Brilliant Little Operation: The Cockleshell Heroes and the Most Courageous Raid of World War 2

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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 paddle 'Cockleshell' canoes right into Bordeaux harbour and sink the ships at anchor. It was a desperately ...

A Brilliant Little Operation: The Cockleshell Heroes and the Most Courageous Raid of World War 2 2012, Aurum Press, London

ISBN-13: 9781845137014

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