|Wings Over The Waves: Fleet Air Arm Strike Leader Against Tirpitz|
|Tuesday, 17 July 2012 21:39|
Author: Graham Roy Drucker
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books
From Baird Maritime
The Biography of Lt Cdr Roy Baker-Falkner DSO DSC RN
The April 1944 attack on the German battleship ‘Tirpitz’ was one of a number by air and sea but it resulted in one of the most famous incidents of World War II.
The ever threatening but otherwise largely ineffective ship was, at 54,000 tons, the world’s largest battleship at the time, and was a prime and a very prominent target.
In a carefully planned attack a British fleet highlighted by the aircraft carriers ‘Victorious’ and ‘Furious’ proved yet again that the battleship era was over. Led operationally by Baker-Falkner, the aircraft, all sixty-one of them, did their job with calm efficiency. ‘Tirpitz’ was out of the war and its attackers were heroes.
Using diary entries, personal letters and official reports combined with newspaper clippings, the author has produced a dramatic and very readable account of this vital incident.
Ordering information:Pen & Sword Books Barnsley, UK Web: www.pen-and-sword.co.uk
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