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Cockleshell Heroes (Pan Grand Strategy)

Cockleshell Heroes Pan Grand Strategy In December Royal Marines lauched a daring canoe attack on German ships lying in Bordeaux harbour a harzardous and successful offensive in which only two survived This book tells the story o

  • Title: Cockleshell Heroes (Pan Grand Strategy)
  • Author: C.E. Lucas Phillips
  • ISBN: 9780330480697
  • Page: 228
  • Format: Paperback
  • In December 1942, 10 Royal Marines lauched a daring canoe attack on German ships lying in Bordeaux harbour a harzardous and successful offensive, in which only two survived This book tells the story of those cockleshell heroes.

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    1. Bought this as a tree book as one of the heroes, captured by enemy and handed to Gestapo for interrogation and later shot, was born in my home town.No medals or decorations - not even a plaque in Stockport - just a name on the Royal Marines memorial in the Stockport Art Gallery.Well written factual account which included all the men's names, ranks etc.Should be read as part of school study on WW2 - Ordinary men doing extraordinary things in line of service.

    2. It's a brilliant true story, however it is very 'fact heavy' and I found it quite dry in comparison to other WW2 recounts. The first third is by far the slowest part of the book however in the final 2 3rds it moves from text book like to a more novel style. Basically because the author goes from talking abut the general operation and preparation to the actual 'adventure'. To my understanding the book is highly accurate account of the real event and I would recommend it to anyone who is intereste [...]

    3. An astounding story of endurance and bravery. 8 men spent many months preparing for a daring raid using canoes on German ships in the "safe" harbour of Bordeaux. 7 ships were successfully sunk or seriously damaged but only 2 of the 8 were to make it home. This book has sat on my shelves for many years and the film passed me by. I am very glad to have finally caught up with the story of these courageous men.

    4. The 1956 version written soon after the event tells a story of fine young men doing their duty to King and country during the second world war. The courage that these men showed is an outstanding tribute. I was riveted with tension through some of the passages.

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