Operation Suicide

The Remarkable Story of the Cockleshell Raid
Large Print
(464 Pages)
Product Number: LP2724
Released: 01 Jun, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781471201868
Publisher: W F Howes
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Description

During the Second World War, ten canoeists were sent to paddle one hundred miles up the Gironde estuary, in an attempt to sink German blockade ships in Bordeaux harbour. It was fully anticipated that all ten men would die in the attempt, but two canoeists managed to escape - Major 'Blondie' Hasler and Marine Bill Sparks stumbled into the arms of the French resistance. Once in their care, Hasler and Sparks made their way across France and into Spain, crossing the Pyrenees, unbeknown to them in the company of a Gestapo agent intent on bringing down the resistance network. Robert Lyman brings to life one of the most courageous and dramatic events to take place in the darkest days of the Second World War.

Author(s): Robert Lyman
Original Publish Date: 01 Jun, 2012

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