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5.0 out of 5 stars Bruneval Raid, 18 Feb. 2007
This review is from: The Bruneval Raid: Stealing Hitler's Radar (Cassell Military Paperbacks) (Paperback)
This book gives the reader another great insight into one of many daring raids carried out by British service personnel in WW2. It gives an account of the first parachute drop into France by British parachutists to recover elements of the German 'Wurzburg' radar system at Bruneval. The unit was led by the legendary Major Frost and the raid was an excellent success.

The book is an easy read and gives a great account of an audacious raid successfully executed albeit with more than its fair share of luck. What I found particularly interesting was the in depth analysis of the UK & German radar systems and the development of the photo reconnaissance unit of the UK.

Another great read that highlights the great work carried out by members of combined operations, SOE and the French resistance in WW2. A boys own adventure story that happens to be true!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A cracking Boy's Own tale of derring-do, 20 Mar. 2010
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This review is from: The Bruneval Raid: Stealing Hitler's Radar (Cassell Military Paperbacks) (Paperback)
Sometimes, just sometimes, fact is better than fiction!

The raid on the Bruneval Radar station was one of those operations which is so typically British that it's a marvel it actually worked at all, let alone achieved the success it did.

The book follows the story from start to finish, and covers all the threads which went into making it happen. Great fun to read, uniquely British, and moreover does justice to an operation forgotten by all except the Parachute Regiment (it was the first operational outing for the Paras).

The whole story is worthy of a Commando Comic, and it would make a brilliant feature film or HBO mini-series. Shame it won't happen.

Thoroughly recommended, and worth noting that I found this book after reading RV Jones' Most Secret War which has a section devoted to the raid.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gives a real flavour of a fascinating part of military history., 22 Jun. 2013
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I visited the area of the raid on a school trip back in the day, which got me interested in the area and when RV Jones book mentioned the raid, I was hooked and hoped there would be a more detailed account.

Well this is it. It also is interesting from a general radar point of view - high recommended
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