|Cockleshell Heroes by C. E. Lucas Phillips|
In october 1942, chief of combined operations Vice-Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten unveiled the outline plan for operation Frankton - destined to become one of the bravest, most courageous and imaginative raids of the entire war.
In December 1942 the plan was put into action. Ten royal marines launched a daring attack by canoe on enemy shipping lying in the docks of Bordeaux - a hazardous and successful offensive which only two survived ..
'a legendary wartime exploit the outstanding commando raid of the war. You can't stop reading' Observer
'as a story of human courage, the story of the cockleshell heroes will live for generations'
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