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A Brilliant Little Operation: The Cockleshell Heroes and the Most Courageous Raid of World War 2 Hardcover – 17 Sep 2012

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  • Hardcover: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Aurum Press Ltd; First edition (17 Sept. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845137019
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845137014
  • Product Dimensions: 15.3 x 4.2 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 86 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 225,298 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Winner of the Royal Marines Historical Society Literary Award for 2013.



‘A meticulously researched and truly shocking account of an operation that should never have been authorised. In his account of this hair-raising, if not hare-brained enterprise, Ashdown sustains an incisive narrative of great suspense, laced with a moral outrage that is all the more powerful for being both understated and underpinned by telling detail.'

(Jonathan Dimbleby Mail on Sunday)

‘Ashdown’s insights and his extensive research in an impressive range of archives will ensure that yet another work on the subject will not be required in the foreseeable future.’

(Times Literary Supplement)

'No doubt many more books will be written about the war, but I hope this becomes a model for them since, though the heroism of our boys is stirring stuff, history only makes real sense if you can see it from all sides.'

(Daily Telegraph)

‘Paddy Ashdown has sifted the facts from the myths to write a fascinating and very personal account.’

(Independent)

‘Lord Ashdown gives an extensive and definitive account of the mission’

(Saga Magazine)

'It moves at the pace of a thriller and it's real'

(Nick Ferrari Sunday Express)

'The story of Operation Frankton is an extreme example of a plan brilliantly conceived and badly botched. The ten commandos who made a secret canoe raid in 1942 on German merchant ships have become icons of British wartime derring-do.'

(The Times)

'Lord Ashdown truly makes history live, with meticulous research presented in a very readable way. For a new view on history, or just for an exciting adventure story, A Brilliant Little Operation is well worth reading.'

 
(We Love This Book)

‘Told from French, German and British perspectives, this is a well-balanced and gripping read.’

(Good Book Guide)

About the Author

PADDY ASHDOWN spent the first seventeen years of his adult life serving his country as an officer in the Royal Marine Commandos, a member of the Special Boat Service and as an employee of the ‘shadowy side’ of the Foreign Office. He then went on to become Liberal Democrat MP for Yeovil and leader of his party, and the international community’s High Representative in war-torn Bosnia. He currently sits in the House of Lords. His other title for Aurum is his autobiography, A Fortunate Life.



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