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St Nazaire Commando

Stuart Chant-Sempill

St Nazaire Commando

by Stuart Chant-Sempill

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Published by Random House Value Publishing .
Written in English

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  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7674738M
    ISBN 100517072009
    ISBN 109780517072004

      The only dock large enough to be able to repair this vessel should she be damaged was in St Nazaire. Operation Chariot was a joint Royal Navy and British Commando assault which took place on 28 March HMS Campbeltown, a de-commissioned destroyer, was packed with explosives and rammed into the dock gates TripAdvisor reviews. Suddenly, without warning at , a deafening explosion shook the Saint-Nazaire area as the Cambeltown’s charges detonated, destroying the forward part of the ship and the dry-dock caisson and killing up to Germans still on board and two captured Commando officers who knew that the ship was about to blow up but did not say so.

    - Explore Gene Parker's board "St. Nazaire Commando Raid" on Pinterest. See more ideas about Raid, Saint-nazaire, Commando pins.   Reviewed by Jeff Schultz. Jean-Charles Stasi’s Operation Chariot: the St Nazaire Raid, explores the audacious World War II British commando raid that disabled the only suitable drydock on the French coast, thereby preventing the German battleship Tirpitz from harassing Allied convoys. In particular, the book provides a concise, well-illustrated overview of the memorable raid that.

    The British raid on St. Nazaire, France, in was a display of cunning and skill overcoming limited resources--eliminating a vital German port facility and cementing the commandos' reputation as redoubtable fighters. Citation for the award of the Military Medal (from the book Commando Gallantry Awards of WW2 by George Brown) , Private Peter Honey, Cameron Highlanders, No.2 Commando On 28th March during the Commando raid on St Nazaire France, Pte Honey was in a small protection party whose duty it was to protect demolition parties at work on the.


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St Nazaire Commando by Stuart Chant-Sempill Download PDF EPUB FB2

St Nazaire is an excellent narrative summary of the famous British commando raid in March While this raid has been covered in detail in a variety of other books, this latest edition of the Osprey Campaign series adds detailed maps and diagrams that help to make sense of a very confusing night action/5(14).

Nazaire commando Hardcover – January 1, by Stuart Chant-Sempill (Author) › Visit Amazon's Stuart Chant-Sempill Page. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. See search results for this author. Are you an author. Learn about Author Central. Stuart 5/5(5). The St Nazaire Raid or Operation Chariot was a British amphibious attack on the heavily defended Normandie dry dock at St Nazaire in German-occupied France during the Second World War.

The operation St Nazaire Commando book undertaken by the Royal Navy and British Commandos under the auspices of Combined Operations Headquarters on 28 March St Nazaire was targeted because the loss of its dry dock Location: St Nazaire, France, 47°16′30″N 2°11′48″W /.

Saint-Nazaire and the other two German "pockets" remained under German control until after the last day of the war in Europe, 8 May After World War II. The town of St. Nazaire was rebuilt in the late s in a minimalist functional style. The submarine base Arrondissement: Saint-Nazaire.

Readers of this site interested in the raid on St Nazaire may wish to know of my book Commando to Colditz: Micky Burn’s Journey to the Far Side of Tears – The Raid on St Nazaire, published by Murdoch Books, Sydney, and still available. Commando prisoners under German escort.

Bundesarchiv – CC BY-SA de. The stranded commandos charged across a bridge from St Nazaire’s old town to its new town and tried to fight their wait out through the narrow streets.

But they were hugely outnumbered, running low on ammunition, and soon surrounded. St Nazaire is an excellent narrative summary of the famous British commando raid in March While this raid has been covered in detail in a variety of other books, this latest edition of the Osprey Campaign series adds detailed maps and diagrams that help.

Storming St Nazaire - The Dock Busting Raid by James G Dorrian. Published and more recently in paperback by Leo Cooper (an imprint of Pen & Sword Books). pages £ ISBN 0. St Nazaire Commando - by Stuart Chant-Sempill. Published by John Murray, ISBN The naval force with its Commando passengers sailed on, first in its daytime cruising formation, and then to the night alignment until just after p.m.

on March 27th, when the force maneuvered into attack order about seventy miles off St. Nazaire. In 'Storming St Nazaire', his first book on the raid, the webmaster has sought to make this distinction clear in a narrative based largely on his extensive series of interviews with most of the the then surviving veterans who really did achieve the impossible all those years ago.

Paperback: pages: also available in Hardcover. St Nazaire book. Read 4 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. The raid on the port of St Nazaire in March by a sea-borne task /5.

I will be visiting France and Loire Valley this Summer. Is there a German U Boat display (real U boat), inside the museum at the St. Nazaire U Boat pens. There was also quite a good British film (not a doco) on the Commando raid at St Nazaire. Remember seeing it way back say round (I would have been YO).

Directed by Richard Pearson. With Jeremy Clarkson, Corran Purdon, Bob Wright, James Dunning. Jeremy Clarkson tells the story of one of the most daring operations of World War II - the Commando raid on the German occupied dry dock at St. Nazaire in France on 28th March It was an operation so heroic that it resulted in the award of five Victoria Crosses and 80 other decorations.

You can download St Nazaire The Great Commando Raid in pdf format. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xvi, pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates: illustrations ; 23 cm: Responsibility. St Nazaire The Great Commando Raid by Ken Ford, Howard Gerrard.

NOOK Book The raid on the port of St Nazaire in March by a sea-borne task force from British Combined Operations remains one of the most daring actions of World War II. The port lies at the mouth of the River Loire and inas well as a U-Boat base, contained Brand: Bloomsbury USA.

Building on the success of various Commando Raids duringHeadquarters Combined Operations moved up the scale of size and complexity by electing to. Book Description Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom, Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. The raid on the port of St Nazaire in March by a sea-borne task force from British Combined Operations remains one of the most impressive actions of World War II.

The raid on the port of St Nazaire in March by a sea-borne task force from British Combined Operations remains one of the most daring actions of World War II.

The port lies at the mouth of the River Loire and inas well as a U-Boat base, contained the massive 'Normandie' dock, the only facility on the Atlantic coast large enough to accommodate the German pocket battleship Tirpitz.

Operation Chariot (also known as the St. Nazaire Raid) was a very successful if highly costly Commando raid on the port of St Nazaire in German-occupied France on Ma. ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Reprint. Originally published: London: J. Murray, Description: xvi, pages, 12 unnumbered.

The bow crumpled and came to rest on the unmovable obstruction. Commandos aboard the Campbeltown and the many motor launches accompanying it leaped onto the dock. After long months of planning and training, the St.

Nazaire raid had finally begun. The Atlantic port of St. Nazaire was a dream come true for the German Kriegsmarine.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 was born Operation CHARIOT, the daring Commando raid that, while ultimately successful, proved hugely costly.