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Into the Jaws of Death: The True Story of the Legendary Raid on Saint-Nazaire

 
 
Author
Robert Lyman.
Publisher Quercus  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 7.7 x 5 x 0.95 inches
ISBN 9781782064473
Pages/Publication Date 344/2013
Daedalus Item Code 61312
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On the night of March 28, 1942, in one of the most audacious raids of World War II, 600 British commandos and seamen set out across the English Channel in a flotilla bound for occupied France. They were to destroy the dry dock built for the ocean liner Normandie—the only Atlantic dock big enough to service Germany's much-feared battleship Tirpitz—by rigging the destroyer Campbeltown as a floating bomb and ramming the dock's sea gate, while commandos went ashore to blow up other key targets. The raid was a success, but at a terrible cost: more than half the men were killed or captured, and only a handful of boats returned. Robert Lyman's gripping account is filled with quotes and first-person descriptions. As seaman Ralph Batteson recalled: "I saw men burn alive in the petrol that covered the surface, while others sank in bloody foam as they succumbed to their wounds. With the screams of the dying ringing above the noise of gunfire, and the fierce glare of the flames lighting up the harbour, it was a scene from the worst of nightmares. What made it different was that we ourselves were inside the nightmare."
 
 
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