Into the Jaws of Death

The True Story of the Legendary Raid on Saint-Nazaire
Large Print
(512 Pages)
Product Number: LP3007
Released: 01 Aug, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781471239809
Publisher: W F Howes
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Description

Into the Jaws of Death is a gripping story of high daring that demonstrates how the decisive courage of a small group of men changed the course of WWII On the night of 28 March 1942 the Royal Navy and British commandos assaulted the German-held French port of Saint-Nazaire in one of the most audacious raids of the Second World War. Their plan was simple: to drive an old destroyer packed with three tons of explosive at full speed into the outer gate of the Normandie dock, destroying German battleships that were interrupting convoys from the United States. 'Operation Chariot' was dramatically successful, but at a great cost. Fewer than half the men who went on the mission returned. In recognition of their extraordinary bravery, eighty-nine decorations were awarded, including five Victoria Crosses.

Author(s): Robert Lyman
Original Publish Date: 01 Aug, 2013

Professional reviews

"Robert Lyman is a respected military historian whose previous books include The Longest Siege: Tobruk and the Battle for Africa, and Operation Suicide 'Robert Lyman has uncovered a wealth of new material. His book paints a vivid picture of this extraordinary episode' MAIL ON SUNDAY on Operation Suicide"

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