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Cockleshell Heroes: The Final Witness Hardcover – 15 Dec 2010
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There is no-one better to write a major new work on the famous Cockleshell Heroes raid Professor Eric Grove Extensive research and thoughtful analysis reveals many new insights about the most outstanding commando raid of the War Admiral Sir Mark Stanhope GCB OBE ADC, First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff --Professor Eric Grove --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
About the Author
Quentin Rees, owner of two cockleshell canoes, has researched the history of the vessels for over twenty years. His cockle canoe has been on display in the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth for the past two years. He lives in Torbay.
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Needless to say, when reviewing Mr REES book I measure the substance and content by comparing my collective knowledge with what he wrote, and for that I award 5 stars - because of the unquestionable detail Mr REES has accumulated and shared with his readers in this fine and notable historic volume. Let me just say there are 'things' in Mr REES book that Bill did not, or could not remember, or was not aware of (no long visits to the PRO) that I have updated my knowledge of the "Cockleshell Heroes". If you care about historical FACTS and not fiction you will enjoy this book beyond your expectations.
A neutral examination of this book would concur that is long, in proportion to the operation, and that it is detailed; two characteristics that I have not heard are unusual for a history book. It is also thorough and well sourced, so much so that the accusation of plagiarism of a 54 word passage from Barry Wynnes 'No Drums, No Trumpets' is more likely to be an ommission of quote marks; easily done in a book of this detail. The Wynne book is credited in the Bibliography.
There will be a reason why 'Themilitaryhistorian' does not like this book, but it can not fairly be attributed to the quality of the work or research.
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