Read e-book online The Battle of the Narrow Seas: The History of Light Coastal PDF

By Peter Scott

This is the tale of the fight for the keep an eye on of the slender seas of the Channel and the southern North Sea throughout the moment international warfare, instructed by way of Peter Scott who, as a MTB commander, observed motion opposed to the enemy in the course of the process the War.

The booklet is way greater than a memoir and tells the full tale of the wide-ranging clash opposed to the Germans, fought within the congested waters of the Channel. activities opposed to convoys and E-boats, usually less than the shadows of French cliffs, an very unlikely sortie opposed to Scharnhorst and Gneisenau as they ran the gauntlet in the course of the Straits in February 1942, the assault on St Nazaire, and the protective and offensive roles taken on by way of MTBs in the course of the D-Day landings are only a number of the occasions lined within the book.

The bravery of the crews of those small ships grew to become mythical and the casualties that have been suffered in the course of short and fierce encounters have been bad. because the battle dragged on Motor Torpedo Boats turned loved ones phrases, and their actions, frequently defined, maybe a bit luridly within the press, helped to elevate the morale of the kingdom in a lot an analogous means that the fighter plane had performed within the conflict of england in September 1940. A much-needed new edition.

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