Winged Chariot

Winged Chariot

A Complete Account of the RAF's Support Role during the Audacious Commando Raid on St Nazaire, March 1942


9781910690246     Product Code: 504034


The British raid on St Nazaire in March 1942 deprived Germany of an important seaport for the duration of the war but the RAF's diversionary role in the attack has been criticized as ineffectual. This new assessment of the RAF's part in Operation Chastise explains the restrictive orders that hampered the bombers and outlines the other crucial functions that they performed: sweeping the Bay of Biscay and searching for survivors in the aftermath.

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