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Zeebrugge Raid April 1918


Terry Carter
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I am after a book that explains the heroic actions during the Zebrugge Raid. Can any forum members let me know which they think is best. I have checked Amazon and there are several to choose from.

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Terry

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I am after a book that explains the heroic actions during the Zebrugge Raid. Can any forum members let me know which they think is best. I have checked Amazon and there are several to choose from.

Thanks

Terry

Paul Kendall's recent volume by a mile.

I ploughed through most of the published accounts of Zeebrugge a few months ago researching a 10,000-word feature and only wish that had been published in time!

The best of the rest is probably Deborah Lake's book.

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Paul Kendall's book is extremely impressive - quite the best book on the topic to have been published in my opinion.

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Paul Kendall's book is the best, but it's worth reading Captain Carpenter VC's account for a version of events from a key participant (albeit one with a one-sided and self-congratulatory tone).

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Paul Kendall's recent volume by a mile.

I ploughed through most of the published accounts of Zeebrugge a few months ago researching a 10,000-word feature and only wish that had been published in time!

The best of the rest is probably Deborah Lake's book.

I used this recently on a visit to Zeebrugge, not a 'good read' in fact rather an annoying book..............Bob Grundy

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I used this recently on a visit to Zeebrugge, not a 'good read' in fact rather an annoying book..............Bob Grundy

Which one, Bob, and why ...?

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Mr Siege Gunner,

It was Deborah Lake's book, and my visit to Zeebrugge was in 2004. I seem to recall that it had a lot of, errr.. difficult to express.... sort of

'thrilling prose'? A lot of drama of the action on a level with a red top newspaper report. It is I suppose the best I can describe it, it was four years ago

but the book did not impress me.

Cheers

Bob

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I forgot to mention that there's a 10,000 word article 'wot I wrote', beginning here:

http://publishing.yudu.com/A70f1/navynewsm...esources/49.htm

I must admit I found it a fascinating subject to research and fairly typical of many British operations in WW1: sloppy planning, outstanding bravery.

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