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Target Tirpitz: X-Craft, Agents and Dambusters

Target Tirpitz: X-Craft, Agents and Dambusters
Item# 9780007319244

Product Description

Publisher: Harper Collins UK

Author: Patrick Bishop

A gripping account of the epic hunt for Hitler's most terrifying battleship and the brave men who risked their lives to attack and destroy this potent symbol of the Nazi's fearsome war machine. Tirpitz was the pride of Hitler's navy, the largest and most powerful battleship in Europe. Tirpitz was said to be unsinkable and she haunted the men directing Britain's forces, casting a black shadow over the war effort. 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.(pb)