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St Nazaire Raid: Operation CHARIOT - 1942 French Coast: Operation Chariot, Channel Ports

James Dorrian September 27, 2018

In early 1942, shipping losses in the Atlantic threatened Britain s very survival In addition to the U Boat menace, there was real concern that the mighty German battleship Tirpitz be unleashed against the vital Allied convoys 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 beIn early 1942, shipping losses in the Atlantic threatened Britain s very survival In addition to the U Boat menace, there was real concern that the mighty German battleship Tirpitz be unleashed against the vital Allied convoys 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 neutralized.Thus was born Operation CHARIOT, the daring Commando raid that, while ultimately successful, proved hugely costly Using personal accounts, James Dorrian describes the background and thrilling action that resulted in the award of five Victoria Crosses.In a dramatic final twist of events, once the battle was over, the converted former US warship Campelton blew up wrecking the dock gates and killing many Germans who thought the battle was won.


  • Title: St Nazaire Raid: Operation CHARIOT - 1942 French Coast: Operation Chariot, Channel Ports
  • Author: James Dorrian
  • ISBN: 9781783406081
  • Page: 129
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • St Nazaire Raid 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 was undertaken by the Royal Navy and British Commandos under the auspices of Combined Operations Headquarters on March St Nazaire was targeted because the loss of its dry dock would force Raid on St Nazaire Operation Chariot During World War II 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. Saint Nazaire Antiquity Archaeologists believe that Saint Nazaire is built upon the remnants of Corbilo, an Armorican Gaulish city populated by the Namnetes tribe, which according to the Greek navigator Pytheas was the second largest Gaulish city, after Massilia now Marseille citation needed Archeology suggests that the area has been inhabited since at least the Neolithic period, as evidenced by the Italeri S Vosper MTB St Nazaire Raid Buy Italeri S Vosper MTB St Nazaire Raid Remote App Controlled Vehicle Parts FREE DELIVERY possible on eligible purchases Raid on St Nazaire st Edition Toys Games Buy Raid on St Nazaire st Edition Single Cards FREE DELIVERY possible on eligible purchases Saint Nazaire , operation Chariot Out of Print Le Operation Chariot the StNazaire Raid is our go at putting this famous action into ASL Designed by Andrew Hershey and friends, brought to you by the drunkards who already commit le Franc Tireur once a year well or less. The Most Amazing Military Raids of All Time Cracked Just a handful of men can change the world Particularly if those men are highly trained and heavily armed and possess next to no instincts for self preservation These are the soldiers whose job is to fling themselves into impossible situations, against ridiculous odds, where failure means a lot of other people will die. Saint Nazaire Wikipdia Saint Nazaire est une commune de l Ouest de la France, chef lieu d arrondissement du dpartement de la Loire Atlantique, en rgion Pays de la Loire. Avant la cration des Dpartements, Saint Nazaire relevait du Duch de Bretagne, puis du Parlement de Bretagne partir de Union de la Bretagne la France Sur le plan religieux, Saint Nazaire relve de l vch de Nantes BBC History World Wars Dieppe Raid Feb , This operation, originally codenamed Operation Rutter but later called Jubilee, was undertaken to test German defences of the port in Dieppe Britain had enjoyed success against the Germans with Solo Games List Alsandor Games with one or solo scenarios Aces High Wargamer Air Eaters Strike Back Metagaming Air Force Avalon Hill R.A.A.F Random Appearance Air Force, General Air Superiority GDW CB VSL Air Superiority Air Strike GDW

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