Cockleshell Raid (Battleground Europe)
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ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Cockleshell Raid (Battleground Europe) . The volunteers had enlisted for Hostilities Only and, except for their leader, none had been in a canoe before. Operation Frankton is a story of how a handful of determined and resourceful men, using flimsy canoes, achieved what thousands could not by conventional means. They became known as the Cockleshell Heroes, having been immortalized in a film and a book of that name in the 1950s. However, with a few months training they carried out what one German officer described as, the outstanding commando raid of the war.