THE GREAT MULLARD MAGIC BLOG — OPERATION CHARIOT
Posted by STEVE MYCIUNKA on
This evening I watched the film ‘Attack on the Iron Coast '(1968) which like it’s sister film, The Gift Horse (1952) is based on the St Nazaire Raid or Operation Chariot, which was a successful British amphibious attack on the heavily defended Normandie dry dock at St Nazaire in German Occupied France during WW2. This operation was undertaken by the Royal Navy & British Army Commandos on the 28th March 1942. St Nazaire was targeted because the loss of its dry dock would force any large German warship such as the Tirpitz or Bismarck to return to home waters via...
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