Zeebrugge Raid

Zeebrugge Raid

by Philip Warner


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781844156771
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Limited
Publication date: 07/15/2008
Pages: 238
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Philip Warner (1914-2000) enlisted in the Royal Corps of Signals after graduating from St Catherine's, Cambridge in 1939. He fought in Malaya and spent 1,100 days as 'a guest of the Emperor' in Changi and on the Railway of Death, an experience he never discussed. He was a legendary figure to generations of cadets during his thirty years as a Senior Lecturer at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. Yet he will arguably be best remembered for his contribution of more than 2,000 obituaries of prominent army figures to The Daily Telegraph.

Table of Contents

Foreword     9
Acknowledgements     11
Introduction     13
Part 1
Why the Raid was Planned     19
Preparations and the Attack     29
The Blockships     37
Part 2
HMS Vindictive and her Crew     43
HMS Iris II and Daffodil     101
The Royal Marines     116
Submarine C3     145
The Blockships     147
Destroyers and Monitors     155
Motor Launches and Coastal Motor Boats     160
The Raid from various Standpoints including the Air     180
The Second Ostend Operation     195
Glossary     201
Vessels taking part     203
The Citations for the VC     205
Awards and Decorations     211
Casualties     225
Index     233

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