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Night Raid: The True Story of the First Victorious British Para Raid of WWII by Taylor Downing

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Night Raid: The True Story of the First Victorious British Para Raid of WWII by Taylor Downing

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The loss of British bombers over Occupied Europe began to reach alarming levels in 1941. Could it be that the Germans were using a sophisticated form of radar to direct their night fighters and anti-aircraft guns at the British bombers? British aerial reconnaissance discovered what seemed to be a rotating radar tower on a clifftop at Bruneval, near Le Havre. The truth must be revealed. The decision was taken to launch a daring raid on the Bruneval site to try and capture the technology for further examination. The planned airborne assault would be extremely risky. The parachute regiment had only been formed a year before on Churchill's insistence. This night raid would test the men to the extreme limits of their abilities. Night Raid tells the gripping tale of this mission from the planning stages, to the failed rehearsals when the odds seemed stacked against them, to the night of the raid itself, and the scientific secrets that were discovered thanks to the paras' precious cargo - the German radar. Its capture was of immense importance in the next stages of the war and the mission itself marked the birth of the legend of the 'Red Devils'.

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SKU GOR005221607
Title Night Raid: The True Story of the First Victorious British Para Raid of WWII
Author By (author) Taylor Downing
Contributor No
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
Year Published 2013
Page Number 416
ISBN 1408703734
ISBN13 9781408703731
Cover Note Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
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Note This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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