A Brilliant little Operation (The Cockleshell Heroes)

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The 1942 "Cockleshell" Raid was one of the most hazardous commando missions ever attempted, with a dozen men setting out to paddle their "Cockleshell" canous a hundred miles up the Gironde estuary to Bordeaux and blow up the German merchant fleet. Only two made it to freedom across the Pyrenees - but an immense blow was struck at the Germans' sense of impregnability,


Now Paddy Ashdown has tracked down surviving witnesses and consulted previously unseen archives to write the definitive history of Operation Frankton - a narative that grips like a thriller and reveals the deplorable rivalry and communication breakdown in whitehall that probably led to men losing their lives unnecessarily. 

Title: A Brilliant Little Operation: The Cockleshell Heroes and the Most Courageous Raid of WW2
Author: Paddy Ashdown
No. of Pages: 420
Details: Paperback, Historical Narrative 

Code: 1146

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