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POTTER, JOHN DEANE, - FIASCO - The Break-out of the German Battleships.

Title: FIASCO - The Break-out of the German Battleships.
Description: Pan Books, London, 1974, paperback, [xiv] 239pp, 8pp half tone photo ills., map in text, wrap-around pictorial cover-art (unattrib.), in February, 1942 the German ships Scharnhorst, Gneisenau and Prinz Eugen had been blockaded in Brest for nearly a year but they were required to cover an anticipated invasion of Norway and so a decision was made to move them through the English Channel, an almost impossible task within sight of the English coastline. With meticulous planning and good luck, despite the belated and heroic efforts of some branches of the Royal Navy, the impossible was achieved. Ills. include Gneisenau, Prinz Eugen, HMS Worcester, lightly rubbed at extrems., spine sunned, lightly creased at upper hinge, edges tanned, very good,

Keywords: war ww2 navy raf bomber coastal command fleet air arm scharnhorst gneisenau prinz eugen worcester campbell channel english brest pizey esmonde swordfish

Price: GBP 6.00 = appr. US$ 8.57 Seller: A Book for all Reasons
- Book number: 41851

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