The Cockleshell Raid

The Cockleshell Raid

Author: Ken Ford

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781849082600

Category: History

Page: 65

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On the night of December 7, 1942, five canoes were launched off the mouth of the Gironde river, each containing a pair of British commandoes tasked with slipping into the port of Bordeaux and destroying as many of the merchant ships as possible. Only two of the canoes made it to the target, but it was enough. Five enemy ships were badly damaged in the attack. It then became a game of cat and mouse for the surviving commandoes in their attempt to get back to Britain. Some of the men made it to Gibraltar; others were caught and executed. Author Ken Ford gives a blow-by-blow account of one of the most daring raids of World War II, which badly upset the flow of material into Germany, and which gave the British public a much needed victory.
The Cockleshell Raid
Language: en
Pages: 65
Authors: Ken Ford
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-12-20 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

On the night of December 7, 1942, five canoes were launched off the mouth of the Gironde river, each containing a pair of British commandoes tasked with slipping into the port of Bordeaux and destroying as many of the merchant ships as possible. Only two of the canoes made it
Cockleshell Raid
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Paul Oldfield
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-01-19 - Publisher: Pen and Sword

Operation Frankton is a story of how a handful of determined and resourceful men, using flimsy canoes, achieved what thousands could not by conventional means. The volunteers had enlisted for Hostilities Only and, except for their leader, none had been in a canoe before. However, with a few months training
The Cabanatuan Prison Raid
Language: en
Pages: 66
Authors: Gordon L. Rottman
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-10-20 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

On 27 January 1945 the 6th Ranger Battalion and the 6th Army Special Reconnaissance Unit (the Alamo Scouts) began the most dangerous and important mission of their careers to rescue 500 American, British and Dutch prisoners-of-war held at a camp near Cabanatuan. This daring plan was fraught with difficulties –
The Cockleshell Canoes
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Quentin Rees
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-12-15 - Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

The gripping story of the development of the Cockleshell Canoes.
The Bruneval Raid
Language: en
Pages: 153
Authors: Ken Ford
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-03-20 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

In the darkest days of World War II, the British planned a daring airborne operation to capture the secret of the new German radar. Lead by Major John Frost, a company of paratroopers dropped into Bruneval on the French coast, and quickly neutralized a small German garrison. Then began a