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MOST SECRET: The Cockleshell Canoes

Rees, Quentin

Editore: Amberley, 2009
ISBN 10: 1848680651 / ISBN 13: 9781848680654
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Titolo: MOST SECRET: The Cockleshell Canoes

Casa editrice: Amberley

Data di pubblicazione: 2009

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Riassunto: The gripping story of the development of the Cockleshell Canoes. Used most famously in December 1942, when a small group of twelve men in six canoes were dropped off by submarine 80 miles from the inland port of Bordeaux. Taking a couple of days to get to Bordeaux, the men laid limpet mines on a series of German ships, sinking one and seriously damaging others. These men became the Cockeshell heroes, named after the canoes they sailed in.

But the story of the Cockleshells is more than that of this dozen brave men, most of whom died in what was a suicide mission. Over 4000 canoes were made and the contribution they made to the war was immense, but has remained untold until now. In this new work, Quentin Rees, lucky owner of two of the Cockles, tells the story of the development and use of these 4,000 canoes, from Combined Operations to SOE.

L'autore: Quentin Rees, owner of two cockleshell canoes, has researched the history of the vessels for over twenty years. He lives near Falmouth.

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