Underwater Raid on Tirpitz, by Peter Howard
Published by Ian Allan in 2006, 96 pages. Large softback - 30cm by 22cm (N5581PE)
Brand New Book
From the rear side cover: During World War 2 the German battleship Tirpitz, apparently safe in its Norwegian anchorages, threatened Allied shipping. If the Arctic convoys were not to be seriously disrupted, the Tirpitz had to be destroyed. In September 1943 the Royal Navy launched an audacious raid against the battleship using six midget submarines. Despite heavy casualties in the flotilla, two submarines managed to lay mines against the warship's hull, disabling it for six months. For the raid, two VCs were awarded as well as several other awards. The Tirpitz was finally finished off later in 1944 by air attacks.
The book is illustrated throughout with lots of black and white photographs.