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SWORDFISH THE STORY OF THE TARANTO RAID

Wragg, David

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ISBN 10: 0297846671 / ISBN 13: 9780297846673
Published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 2003
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 2003. 1st printing, Fine/Fine/hardcover/book clean/complete dust jacket, Hardcover, 224pgs. The daring story of the first carrier strike against an enemy fleet, which dealt the Italian battlefleet a mortal blow. Packed with care and shipped promptly. Bookseller Inventory # BOOKS032922I

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Title: SWORDFISH THE STORY OF THE TARANTO RAID

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

Book Type: Book

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The year 1940 was bad for Britain; German victories in Poland and France left the British fighting alone. On the night of November 11, the Royal Navy’s HMS Illustrious struck back with a daring raid in which 20 Swordfish torpedo bombers inflicted severe losses on the Italian fleet at Taranto. Here is the true story of the raid, an attack which permanently tipped the balance of power in the Mediterranean toward the Allies.

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A former contributor to THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH and THE SPECTATOR, David Wragg is the author of some twenty books on aviation and naval history, of which eight have been published abroad. His books include JANE'S AIR FORCES OF THE WORLD (2003), THE FLEET AIR ARM HANDBOOK 1939-45 (Sutton, 2001 and 2003), described by one magazine 'As good a single volume on the subject as your reviewer has located'; CARRIER COMBAT (Sutton, 1997 and The Naval Institute Press, USA); and WINGS OVER THE SEA (David & Charles, 1979 and ARCO, USA).

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