Tirpitz in Norway

X-craft midget submarines raid the fjords, Operation Source 1943

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Tirpitz in Norway

X-craft midget submarines raid the fjords, Operation Source 1943

Description

In September 1943, under the cover of darkness, six British midget submarines crept into the heart of enemy territory, penetrating a heavily guarded Norwegian fjord in an attempt to eliminate the threat of the powerful German battleship, the Tirpitz. Numerous previous attempts to attack the ship from both air and sea had failed, and this mission was carefully strategized, and undertaken by skilled operatives who had undergone extensive training in an isolated sea loch. Though five of the six X-Craft submarines were either lost or captured, two crews had just enough time to lay their explosive charges, which detonated after they were forced to the surface, putting the Tirpitz out of action for a crucial six-month period. Masterminded from a top-secret naval headquarters on the east coast of Scotland, Operation Source has been memorialised as one of the most daring naval raids of World War II.
This new study tells the complete story of this epic operation in unparalleled detail, supported by full-colour illustrations and contemporary photography.

Product details

Published Nov 28 2019
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 80
ISBN 9781472835840
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Series Raid
Short code RAID 51
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

Author

Angus Konstam

Angus Konstam hails from Orkney, off the north of…

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Edouard A. Groult

Edouard Groult grew up inspired by watching histor…

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Adam Tooby

Adam Tooby is an internationally renowned digital…

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Alan Gilliland

Alan Gilliland, a contributor to more than 70 Ospr…

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