The Secret War from the River Dart, by Lloyd Bott

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The Secret War from the River Dart, by Lloyd Bott

The Secret War from the River Dart, by Lloyd Bott

Published by the Dartmouth History Research Group in 1997, 58 pages. A5 size booklet. (N3578)

During the Second World War small boats of the Royal Navy frequently crossed the Channel to carry out clandestine missions on the German occupied coast of

France, and this booklet tells the fascinating history of the 15th Motor Gun Boat Flotilla which operated out of Dartmouth between 1942 and 1944.

The boats picked up English and French escapers, delivered secret agents and brought back huge amounts of intelligence information, much of which was critical to the planning of the D-Day invasion - Operation Overlord.

Dartmouth was very much the home base for the flotilla’s crews – ordinary men who responded to the extraordinary needs of a country at war. The author of this booklet was a First Lieutenant on one of the motor gun boats, and his record of the period offers a fascinating insight into one aspect of the naval war during World War Two...

The booklet includes several black and white photographs

Condition of the booklet is generally excellent. The cover is clean and tidy, the staple spine is intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound.

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