Cockleshell Heroes by C. E. Lucas Phillips 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'
Manchester evening news