Operation Chariot: The St Nazaire Raid, 1942
- Air, Ground, & Naval Warfare, World War II
An explosive mission for the Allies
At the beginning of 1942, the Tirpitz, the heaviest battleship ever built by a European navy was on the cusp of breaking out into the north Atlantic. The prospect of the giant German battleship patrolling the Atlantic posed a huge threat to the convoys that were the lifeline for an embattled Britain. Determined efforts were made to damage the ship through bombing raids: these failed. An altogether more radical plan was conceived: destroy the dry-dock facility at St. Nazaire on the French Atlantic coast and the threat would be neutralized.
This expertly illustrated volume gives a clear overview of the planning and execution of the raid and its aftermath, accompanied by 125 photographs and images, including color profiles and maps.
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|Release Date:||November 1, 2019|