New PDF release: The Zeebrugge Raid 1918: A Story of Courage and Sacrifice

By Paul Kendall

Approximately a 3rd of all Allied service provider vessels sunk in the course of the First international battle have been by way of German boats and submarines dependent at Bruge-Zeebrugge at the coast of Belgium. through 1918 it was once feared that Britain will be starved into give up until the enemy raiders should be stopped.

A bold plan was once for that reason devised to sail at once into the seriously defended port of Zeebrugge after which to
sink 3 out of date cruisers within the harbour within the desire they might block German vessels from achieving the English Channel. The cruisers have been additionally to be observed by way of outdated submarines, which have been choked with explosives to explode the viaduct connecting the mole to the shore, when 2 hundred Marines have been to be landed to smash German gun positions on the front to the Bruges Canal.

On 23 April the main bold amphibious raid of the 1st international conflict used to be conducted, informed right here via a big choice of own bills and professional experiences at the sour battling which observed greater than 500 British casualties from the 1,700 males who took half, and observed the awarding of 8 Victoria Crosses.

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