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Channel Dash

By: Terence Robertson (740/36026)
Publisher: Evans Brothers Ltd From the John Laffin Library

This is the drama of 24 hours of war, the revealing story of the sensational breakout-out of the German cruisers Scharnhost and Gneisenau from Brest, their passage through the Straits of Dover and eventual arrival in German waters. Terence Robertson, who served in the Navy during the war, tells the amazing story and examines the events which led up to a climax which shocked the British public who had hitherto regarded the Channel as British. He describes the superb courage of Esmonde, V.C., who led his squadron of obsolete Swordfish in a gallant but hopeless attack on the cruisers.

Channel Dash will arouse keen controversy in the Services and among the general public.

December 2008


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