Ship-Busters: British Torpedo-Bombers in World War II

Ship-Busters: British Torpedo-Bombers in World War II

by Ralph Barker


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Ship-Busters: British Torpedo-Bombers in World War II by Ralph Barker

• Epic story of low-level strikes on Axis navies in World War II • One of the most dangerous forms of air attack used during the war • Written by a participant This stirring book recounts how British torpedo-bombers took the war to enemy naval fleets and shipping vessels during World War II. Episodes covered include the attack by a single plane on a German battleship, the torpedoing of the Gneisenau in Brest harbor, and the vital blows against the supply lines of Rommel's Afrika Korps in the Mediterranean.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780811706445
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Publication date: 02/28/2010
Series: Stackpole Military History Series
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 1,034,586
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Ralph Barker joined the Royal Air Force in 1940. He lives in England.

Table of Contents

Preamble: The Beauforts 3

Prologue 9

1 The Curtain Raiser 13

2 The Rover 33

3 The Million-to-one Chance 57

4 Training and Psychology 68

5 The Unique Opportunity 78

6 The Beaufort Attacks on the Scharnhorst and Gneisenau 107

7 The Attack on the Prinz Eugen 142

8 Torpedoes in the Med 165

9 The June Malta Convoy 176

10 Taranto to Benghazi 193

11 Before the August Convoy 203

12 Ten Days to Alam el Halfa 210

13 Rommel's Last Tanker 233

14 The Strike Wings in the U.K. 249

Epilogue 266

Index 268

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