By Ken Ford
The raid at the port of St Nazaire in March 1942 through a sea-borne job strength from British mixed Operations is still the most bold activities of global conflict II (1939-1945). The port lies on the mouth of the River Loire and in 1942, in addition to a U-Boat base, contained the large 'Normandie' dock, the one facility at the Atlantic coast sufficiently big to house the German pocket battleship Tirpitz. This e-book tells the tale of the raid on St Nazaire that denied using the dock to the Tirpitz, the sister send of the Bismarck, and constituted an important victory within the conflict of the Atlantic.
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30 - Soviet-Finnish War, the Spanish Civil Wear, or in combat against the Japanese at Khalkhin-Gol. 66 The Red Army accelerated its professional training in late 1940 and early 1941, doubling the number of military schools and increasing the number of graduates in existing schools and training courses. _The demand for officers was so great that, in summer 1940, S. K. Timoshenko, the People's Commissar of Defense, petitioned for the re-examination of over 300 senior officers who had been caught up in the terror.
Zhukov, however, eluded Abakumov' s grasp, although his former chief of staff Golubovich fell victim to the inquisitor. Nor did Abakumov cease his grisly work after war's end. In late 1945 and 1946, Abakumov and his accomplices investigated, arrested, tried, and convicted a host of former Soviet generals released from German POW camps and another group of serving generals thought to be a threat to Stalin's leadership. The latter included Chief Marshal of Aviation A. A. Novikov, through which Abakumov wished to get at Zhukov.
St Nazaire 1942: The Great Commando Raid (Campaign, Volume 92) by Ken Ford