Operation Chariot

The St Nazaire Raid, 1942

Jean-Charles Stasi

A highly illustrated overview of Operation Chariot, the famous St Nazaire raid, in 1942.
Publication date:
September 2019
Publisher :
Casemate Publishers
Series :
Casemate Illustrated
Illustration :
Integrated 4/4 images
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ISBN : 9781612007298

Dimensions : 254 X 178 mm
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• This title in the Casemate Illustrated series will appeal to general historical and military readers, historians and modellers
• Includes colour profiles of the ships and motor boats in the raiding task force
• Features over one hundred images, including many of the harbor 'before' and 'after' and the ships and personnel involved

At the beginning of 1942, the Tirpitz, the heaviest battleship ever built by a European navy was on the cusp of breaking out into the north Atlantic. The prospect of a huge German battleship patrolling the Atlantic posed a grave threat to the convoys that served as the lifeline for an embattled Britain. After attempted bombing raids failed, a new and far more daring plan was created; to ram a battleship loaded with explosives into St. Nazaire, the only dry dock capable of supporting this unstoppable juggernaut.

This volume in the Casemate Illustrated series gives a clear overview of the planning and execution of the raid and its aftermath, accompanied by 125 photographs and images, including colour profiles and maps.


"Handy for naval modellers… plenty of colour profiles and 4 by 4 images … the main feature of the illustrated series [are the] unpublished and completely new images.”

I do not hesitate to recommend this excellent reference work to all with an interest in military history.

Scale Military Modelling International Magazine

"Details all the plans as well as a good selection of archive images from the time [and] there are also some excellent colour profile artworks... An excellent and interesting book."
Military Model Scene

The photographs used, on which the Casemate Illustrated series is focused, is a bonus that can't be underestimated. An excellent book…
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