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The Resource Night raid : the true story of the first victorious British para raid of WWII, Taylor Downing

Night raid : the true story of the first victorious British para raid of WWII, Taylor Downing

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Night raid : the true story of the first victorious British para raid of WWII
Title
Night raid
Title remainder
the true story of the first victorious British para raid of WWII
Statement of responsibility
Taylor Downing
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
1941. British aerial reconnaissance discovered what seemed to be a rotating radar tower on a clifftop at Bruneval, near Le Havre. The decision was taken to launch a daring raid on the Bruneval site to try and capture the technology for further examination. The parachute regiment had only been formed a year before on Churchill's insistence. This text tells the tale of this mission from the planning stages, to the failed rehearsals when the odds seemed stacked against them, to the night of the raid itself, and the scientific secrets that were discovered thanks to the paras' precious cargo - the German radar
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StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Downing, Taylor
Dewey number
  • 940.5'42142
  • 940.542142
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bruneval Raid, Bruneval, France, 1942
  • Great Britain
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Warfare and Defence
Label
Night raid : the true story of the first victorious British para raid of WWII, Taylor Downing
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London: Little, Brown, 2013
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780349000251
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9780349000251
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white), map (black and white)
Label
Night raid : the true story of the first victorious British para raid of WWII, Taylor Downing
Publication
Note
Originally published: London: Little, Brown, 2013
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780349000251
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9780349000251
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white), map (black and white)

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