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Above Us the Waves: The Story of Midget Submarines and Human Torpedoes

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It was the Italians who pioneered the use of two-man human torpedoes or 'chariots', and their attacks on ships of the Royal Navy in Alexandria Harbour in 1941 caused Winston Churchill to write to the Chief of Staffs committee to enquire what was being done to emulate these daring attacks. The result was the development of British 'chariots' which were regarded as stop-gaps until the X-craft or midget submarines could be deployed. The book is divided into five parts. The first covers the development, training, growing pains and the attempt on the Tirpitz, the second and third to Mediterranean and Norwegian operations, while the fourth deals with the coast of Fortress Europe and the Normandy Beaches. Part Five considers the special preparations for the Far East and the exploits achieved in the fight against the Japanese. There are several appendices and an index to complete an absorbing record of a novel and important innovation in warfare.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781844154401
Author:
Benson, James
Publisher:
Pen & Sword Books
Foreword by:
Creasy, George
Foreword:
Creasy, George
Author:
Warren, C. E. T.
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
Military - Naval
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
History
Subject:
Military-World War II General
Series:
Pen & Sword Military Classics
Series Volume:
77
Publication Date:
20060631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.83x5.08x.80 in. .87 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Europe » Great Britain » General History
History and Social Science » Military » General History
History and Social Science » Military » Naval History
History and Social Science » Military » Submarines
History and Social Science » Military » World War II » Europe » Nautical
History and Social Science » Military » World War II » General
History and Social Science » World History » England » General
Reference » Science Reference » Technology

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