The Cockleshell Raid: Bordeaux 1942 [NOOK Book]

Overview

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 ...
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The Cockleshell Raid: Bordeaux 1942

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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780962696
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 12/20/2011
  • Series: Raid
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 1,187,835
  • File size: 19 MB
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Meet the Author

Ken Ford was born in Hampshire in 1943. He trained as an engineer and spent almost 30 years in the telecommunications industry before a change in career led him to become a full-time military historian. He is the author of over 20 books on various aspects of World War II. Ken now lives in Southampton.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2014

    To shadow

    Oh i thought you were a cat since this is a clan i think if it isnt then why are you stealing kits?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2014

    Moss

    Gtgtb. Idk when ill be on again [ap testing Sun]

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2014

    Sunstar

    Picks up flurrykit and runs back to camp.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2014

    Flurrykit to shadow

    U never killed me

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2014

    Hollystone

    She growls

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2014

    Shadow to snow and storm POST

    We are The Raiders and we raid clans. And it just so happens you made camp in our doungen! Im a kitnapper and i kitnap kits. This may sound silly but.... may i join? I could protect the clan.......

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    Posted May 1, 2014

    Shyleaf

    Runs back to camp.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2014

    DarkWing

    Pads in cautiously, his black pelt unseen. He grabbed PebbleKit quietly and sneaked back to camp.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2014

    Fallen

    Stalks in punishment time he snarls will punish you tonarrow gtgtb bbt after school

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2014

    DUNGEONS

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