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This is an auction for THE SEA DEVILS: OPERATION STRUGGLE AND THE LAST GREAT RAID OF WORLD WAR TWO, by Mark Felton.

Amazon.com reviews:

"The midget submarines that were famously used to attack the battleship Tirpitz in 1943 were developed further and the improved 'XE-class' craft were used in a daring attack on Singapore harbour in 1945. This history recounts how 18 British, Australian and New Zealand submariners, two of whom were awarded the Victoria Cross and several others decorated, piloted two XE craft through the Japanese defences to successfully incapacitate the heavy cruiser Takao."

"FIVE STARS!!! Enthralling insight into a world where great courage was displayed. Amazing men doing the seemingly impossible."

"July 1945. Eighteen British, Australian and New Zealand special forces from an underwater warfare unit prepare to undertake three simultaneous missions against the Japanese. Using four XE-craft midget submarines, the raiders will creep behind Japanese lines to sink two huge warships and sever important undersea communications cables. If any of the men are captured they can expect a gruesome execution. Can the Sea Devils overcome Japanese defences, mechanical failures, oxygen poisoning and submarine disasters to fulfil their missions? Mark Felton tells the story of the last great raid of the Second World War."

"FIVE STARS!! What a great book, easy to read and an incredible real life story, this is a 'must read' for WWII history buffs."

"FIVE STARS!!!! A must read for anyone who wants to understand special forces operations. All these operators rank amongst the bravest."

Large format (trade) paperback 2011.

577 pages + 16 pages of photographs.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95, or $6.95 by tracked mail. If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • NZ Post$4.95
  • tracked mail$6.95
  • tracked mail for Rural Delivery (RD)$9.95
  • Seller allows pick-ups
  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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