Bruneval

Paul Oldfield

This book covers the development of radar, the search for German radar in World War II, the discovery of W├╝rzburg radar at Bruneval, the preparations for the raid, its successful execution and the aftermath. Many colorful characters are involved; most importantly, the ordinary people involved doing extraordinary things to win the war against Hitler
Date Published :
February 2013
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
Illustrated Throughout
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781781590676
Pages : 198
Dimensions : 8.5 X 5.25 inches
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$19.95

Overview
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The Bruneval Raid, launched against a German radar installation on the French coast in February 1942, was unique: it was one of the first fully combined operations put together by HQ Combined Operations under Mountbatten; for the first time a unit of the newly formed British Parachute Regiment went into action; it was the only raid carried out purely to satisfy the needs of scientific intelligence. It was highly successful and the results achieved were out of all proportion to the resources committed.

This book covers the development of radar, the search for German radar in the Second World War, the discovery of Würzburg radar at Bruneval, the planning and preparations for the audacious raid, its highly successful execution and the aftermath. There is a wealth of colorful characters involved, from world-class scientists, outstanding reconnaissance pilots, Resistance agents, famous sailors, soldiers and airmen, an escaped German Jew and, most importantly, a vast number of ordinary people involved doing extraordinary things to win the war against Hitler's Germany.

About The Author
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Paul Oldfield was born in Sheffield and was educated at Victoria College in Jersey. After serving in the Army for thirty-six years, he became a freelance battlefield guide (he is a badged member of the Guild of Battlefield Guides) and a historian. In 1988, he co-authored Sheffield City Battalion in the Pals series. Cockleshell Raid and Bruneval in Pen & Swords Battleground Europe series were published in 2013, and the first of nine books in the Victoria Crosses on the Western Front series in 2014.

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