Saint-Nazaire


Operation Chariot - 1942

By: James Dorrian
Supplied by: Pen and Sword

Format: Paperback
Series: Battleground Books: WWII
ISBN: 9781844153343
Published: 16th March 2006
RRP / Print Price: £12.99

We're unable to collect the current price for this book.
To view the current price, click below.

Saint-Nazaire

In early 1942, shipping losses in the Atlantic threatened Britain's very survival. In addition to the U-Boat menace, there was real concern that the mighty German battleship Tirpitz be unleashed against the vital Allied convoys. Yet only the 'Normandie' Dock at St Nazaire could take her vast size in the event of repairs being required. Destroy that and the Tirpitz would be neutralised. Thus was born Operation CHARIOT, the daring Commando raid that, while ultimately successful, proved hugely costly. Using personal accounts, James Dorrian describes the background and thrilling action that resulted in the award of five Victoria Crosses. In a dramatic final twist of events, once the battle was over, the converted former US warship Campelton blew up wrecking the dock gates and killing many Germans who thought the battle was won.

 




Some books that may interest you

The Armed Forces of the United Kingdom 2007/2008
The Armed Forces of the United Kingdom 2007/2008
By: Charles Heyman

Against All Odds
Against All Odds
By: Stephen Wynn

The Drums Of Memory
The Drums Of Memory
By: Sir Stephen Hastings MC

Blood, Bilge and Iron Balls
Blood, Bilge and Iron Balls
By: Alan Abbey

The German Air Force I Knew 1914-1918
The German Air Force I Knew 1914-1918
By: Major Georg Paul Neumann

The Revolution's Last Men
The Revolution's Last Men
By: Donald N. Hagist

Mad Mike
Mad Mike
By: David Rooney

The History of the Waterloo Campaign
The History of the Waterloo Campaign
By: W. Siborne

Somalia
Somalia
By: Al J. Venter



Quick Find
 
Use keywords to find the book you are looking for.
Advanced Search

Information
Contact Us

Disclosure: Military History books are affiliates of the suppliers on this website and will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.


123 Reg - Jargon-free products that make it easy for anyone to get their business online.