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    swanee
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    I heartily concur with Shipyard Baz, although it was many years ago that I read 'The Golden Army' it still sticks in my mind as a really good read, as is anything by Leslie Thomas.πŸ‘
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    Shipyard Baz
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    Incidentally, if you have read Ken Smalls magnificent book then this book "The Magic Army" by Leslie Thomas is well worth a read. The Magic Army is vintage Leslie Thomas. Charming, funny and imbued with warmth, he writes about the events leading up to that fateful day with his trademark compassion. A must for all fans of Leslie Thomas.
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    Newby7
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    Thank you for the links.History does have a way of putting new light on what if something else had happened that night and more LST had been hit.
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    camyaj
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    Well at last the recording has Docked there are two other lectures that might be of interest.
    They are all on the same page on You Tube
    This link goes to Slapton first. Right click and go to

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMotiK_GgJE&list=PLvxCkx9MnY...
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMotiK_GgJE&list=PLvxCkx9MnYUIzQtjlh6Xcw6nfwLe9sv82&index=9
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    Nerys
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    The carnage this raid caused must make it one of the most successful Schnell boat raids for the Germans, and one of the most disastrous exercises for the British.

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    When the winds before the rain, soon you may make sail again, but when the rain's before the wind, tops'l sheets and halyards mind
    camyaj
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    Aye and only 5 out their 36 torpedoes hit anything.
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    Shipyard Baz
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    I met Ken Small by his Sherman Memorial and after signing my book we had a good natter. I could tell instantly what a lovely natured man he was, and we talked for quite a while. It beggars belief the cock-ups in his book. The Schnell boat commander was eventually traced (not sure when now) and shocked at the carnage and loss of life.
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    camyaj
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    Will do Pete I've read a fair bit about it but never new there was another convoy of Lst's passing lucky for them Jerry was out of Torpedoes as they passed or that the 2 destroyers chasing Jerry fired on the convoy.
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    Yes, please post as I was there for two weeks last year, may I suggest a book to read by Ken Small called 'The Forgotten Dead', excellent read, and gives much information on the raid 'Exercise Tiger'.πŸ‘

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    camyaj
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    To those interested in this S-Boot raid I have just watched a documentary By Plymouth university via a Zoom lecture. Apart from a couple of shots of them at sea and the narrator is on theS-130 there seems to be new evidence of the event.Very interesting.Within the next week it will be available on their website.
    If anyone is interested I will post details as and when
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