This is the story of the midget submarines, or 'X-craft', used in British naval service during WWII. Their aim was to attach an explosive charge underneath an enemy ship to destroy the vessel. The Real X-Men tells the story of the sacrifice and heroism of the men, many of them little more than teenagers, who volunteered for this dangerous duty without knowing the very small chance they had of coming back alive.
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by Ian Holding
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"The thrilling and true story of the development and operational deployment of human torpedoes during WWII
Praise for the author: 'Unbearably tense... will make you feel proud to be British' DAILY EXPRESS
'This comprehensive retelling of the story has not lost any of its firepower' DAILY MAIL
Robert Lyman is a respected military historian, whose previous books include Jail Busters, Operation Suicide and Into the Jaws of Death."
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