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BOOK OF THE MONTH
THE PLAGUE UPON US
Shabir Ahmad Mir
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Zeebrugge
Barrie Pitt

Classification : Military History
Pub Date : Jan 01, 2007
Imprint : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Page Extent : 256
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780304363407
Price : 450

About the book
On 23 April 1918 British warships raided the Belgian port of Zeebrugge. Their objective: to sink blockships in the mouth of the canal, stopping German U-boats from using it as a base. The men were all volunteers and knew they were unlikely to survive the storm of fire from the German batteries. They weren't wrong. The scenes in Zeebrugge harbour that morning made SAVING PRIVATE RYAN look like a playground squabble: not for nothing were eleven VCs awarded, not to mention 21 DSOs and 29 DSCs. It is the ultimate example of an heroic failure: the gallantry was unsurpassed, but the odds were too fearful. The obstructions were removed and the U-boats continued to operate that summer. This incredible story was written by Barrie Pitt at the height of his powers - a graphic page-turner that does full justice to a night of exceptional heroism.

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Barrie Pitt
Barrie Pitt is one of the best popular military historians ever published. He saw active service in both Europe and the Middle East. He edited the partwork HISTORY OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR and was edit...(+)