The Resource The battle of the narrow seas : a history of the light coastal forces in the Channel and North Sea, 1939-1945, (electronic resource)

The battle of the narrow seas : a history of the light coastal forces in the Channel and North Sea, 1939-1945, (electronic resource)

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The battle of the narrow seas : a history of the light coastal forces in the Channel and North Sea, 1939-1945
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The battle of the narrow seas
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a history of the light coastal forces in the Channel and North Sea, 1939-1945
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eng
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This is the story of the struggle for the control of the narrow seas of the Channel and the southern North Sea during the Second World War, told by Peter Scott who, as a MTB commander, saw action against the enemy throughout the course of the War. The book is much more than a memoir and tells the whole story of the wide-ranging conflict against the Germans, fought in the congested waters of the Channel. Actions against convoys and E-boats, often under the shadows of French cliffs, an impossible sortie against Scharnhorst and Gneisenau as they ran the gauntlet through the Straits in February 1942, the attack on St Nazaire, and the defensive and offensive roles taken on by MTBs during the D-Day landings are just some of the events covered in the book. The bravery of the crews of these small ships became legendary and the casualties that were suffered during brief and fierce encounters were horrific. As the War dragged on Motor Torpedo Boats became household words, and their activities, often described, perhaps a little luridly in the press, helped to raise the morale of the nation in much the same way that the fighter aircraft had done in the Battle of Britain in September 1940. A much-needed new edition
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Midwest
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1909-1989
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Scott, Peter
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940.5/45/941
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no index present
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non fiction
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  • Great Britain
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Electronic books
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adult
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The battle of the narrow seas : a history of the light coastal forces in the Channel and North Sea, 1939-1945, (electronic resource)
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1 online resource
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9781473812215
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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13015460
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MWT13015460
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The battle of the narrow seas : a history of the light coastal forces in the Channel and North Sea, 1939-1945, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781473812215
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
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13015460
Publisher number
MWT13015460
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remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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