Run The Gauntlet: The Channel Dash 1942 (Osprey Raid 28) Ken Ford
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Run The Gauntlet: The Channel Dash 1942 (Osprey Raid 28) Ken Ford ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ. Passing through the straights of Dover, the ships faced everything the Royal Air Force and the Royal Navy could throw at them. In a dramatic running fight, the ships managed to sail right under the nose of history’s greatest maritime nation to reach the safety of Germany. In February 1942, three of the major ships of the German surface fleet – the battle-cruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau, and the heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen – stormed out of the harbour at Brest on a dramatic voyage back to Germany. This book tells the complete story of this great race, from the planning through to the repercussions of this unique Germany victory . The brilliantly executed operation brought great humiliation to the British – Hitler, who had developed the plan, had judged perfectly the reaction of the British command to the Channel Dash.