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Operation Cerebus 'The Channel Dash'

Article about: by Scout OT I know, but speaking of docks; I always thought Op Chariot exceptionally devious. St Nazaire is another absolutely fascinating and couragous raid !! Nick

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    OT I know, but speaking of docks; I always thought Op Chariot exceptionally devious.
    St Nazaire is another absolutely fascinating and couragous raid !!

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    This was a great story.
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    JEDEM DAS SEINE

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    Issue 59 of 'Britain At War' magazine has some good then and now pics of St Nazaire. As does issue 59 of 'After the Battle' magazine

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    as antiquated as the swordfish was,one of them still took down the Bismark !!you had to have a rather large set to fly one of these into battle !

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    as antiquated as the swordfish was,one of them still took down the Bismark !!you had to have a rather large set to fly one of these into battle !
    There is an airworthy Swordfish I have seen a few times at airshows. Majestic in flight but not fast enough to outwit a FW190 !
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    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Quote by Woolgar View Post
    Indeed. The Prinz Eugen didnt have a warriors death sadly
    But she does have a lovely tropical retirement spot.

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    True Glenn, better than lying off the coast of Skegness

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Found an interesting site re the Prinz Eugen:


    PRINZ EUGEN index page

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Some more dramatic art work

    Nick
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    Excellent.
    Nice top pic with the bf-109

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