Pen and Sword Books: Bruneval by Paul Oldfield

Bruneval (4 reviews)
by Paul Oldfield
Imprint: Battleground
Found in: World War Two Books
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Series: Battleground Books: WWII
198 pages
ISBN: 9781781590676
Published: 10 January 2013
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The Bruneval Raid, launched against a German radar installation on the French coast in February 1942, was unique: it was one of the first fully combined operations put together by HQ Combined Operations under Mountbatten; for the first time a unit of the newly formed British Parachute Regiment went into action; it was the only raid carried out purely to satisfy the needs of scientific intelligence. It was highly successful and the results achieved were out of all proportion to the resources committed.

This book covers the development of radar, the search for German radar in the Second World War, the discovery of Würzburg radar at Bruneval, the planning and preparations for the audacious raid, its highly successful execution and the aftermath. There is a wealth of colourful characters involved, from world-class scientists, outstanding reconnaissance pilots, Resistance agents, famous sailors, soldiers and airmen, an escaped German Jew and, most importantly, a vast number of ordinary people involved doing extraordinary things to win the war against Hitler's Germany.

As seen in the Wiltshire Times.
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Author Paul Oldfield has researched this book thoroughly. He starts with the history of radar and those who developed it and ends with the aftermath of the raid. This text is complimented by plenty of... [read full review]
Paul Oldfield describes the story from the scientific struggle for superior radar, intelligence gathering and planning of the raid to the attack itself, the withdrawal of the force and analysis of its aftermath. Like all... [read full review]
Mark Hickman, The Pegasus Archive
A very interesting story told in great detail and in a very readable state. It is highly recommended, not only for serving soldiers and military buffs, but it should be read by many others, who... [read full review]
Pegasus Journal - John Waddy
As an historical account of an exciting and important action, this book deserves to sell very well. The true story has many elements of the successful thriller and has provided the basis for a gripping... [read full review]
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