By C E Lucas Phillips
Published Pan Grand Strategy series, 2000
Soft cover, 130mm x 195mm, 236 pages
Used – solid reading copy
In October 1942, Chief of Combined Operations, Vice-Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten, unveiled the outline plan for 'Operation Frankton' - destined to become one of the bravest, most courageous and imaginative raids of the entire war.
By December 1942 the plan was put into action. Ten Royal Marines launched a daring attack by canoe on enemy shipping lying in the harbour of Bordeaux - a hazardous and successful offensive which only two survived
.'As a story of human courage, the story of the Cockleshell Heroes will live for generations' Manchester Evening News
'A legendary wartime exploit...the outstanding commando raid of the war. You can't stop reading' Observer