The St. Nazaire raid has not been covered in the detail warranted by its role in the evolution of special warfare tactics. James Dorrian has drawn on interviews with over 100 survivors, both British and German, to present this remarkable account. All aspects of the engagement are covered, including the final ironic incident that resulted in more German casualties than the main battle itself.
About the Author
James Dorrian is an author and historian.
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Storming St. Nazaire is an excellent book about one of the most hazardous commando missions of World War II, not to mention all time. It does an excellent job covering how the commandos were trained, organized, and picked for the mission. It also does a good job explaining the same for the boat crews, who were not volunteers and knew little of the mission. The book tells the story very well, with many first person accounts from British commandos, naval personnel, Germans, and French civilians. It also does an excellent job analyzing the raid, its successes and failures and its strategic consequences. The British military hierarchy may not come off looking too good, but the men who carried it out do.