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Target Tirpitz: X-Craft, Agents and Dambusters - the Epic Quest to Destroy Hitlers Mightiest Warship

Target Tirpitz: X-Craft, Agents and Dambusters - the Epic Quest to Destroy Hitlers Mightiest Warship

Patrick Bishop

  • $ 1308


A gripping account of the epic hunt for Hitlers most terrifying battleship - the legendary Tirpitz - and the brave men who risked their lives to attack and destroy this most potent symbol of the Nazis fearsome war machine. Tirpitz was the pride of Hitlers navy. To Churchill, she was the Beast, a menace to Britains supply lines and a threat to the convoys sustaining Stalins armies. Tirpitz was said to be unsinkable, impregnable -no other target attracted so much attention. In total 36 major Allied operations were launched against her, including desperately risky missions by human torpedoes and midget submarines and near-suicidal bombing raids. Yet Tirpitz stayed afloat. It was not until November 1944 that she was finally destroyed by RAF Lancaster Bombers flown by 617 Squadron - the Dambusters - in a gruelling mission that tested the very limits of human endurance. The man who l...