By Stephen Prince
Osprey Raid sequence #7
On the evening of 22-23 April 1918 the Royal military conducted a raid at the German held ports of Zeebrugge and Ostend - Operation Z-O. less than the canopy of clouds and smoke, over 70 ships and an attack strength of 1,800 Royal Marines launched into a bold project which concerned a vicious conflict of awesome depth. even though, regardless of the gallant and brave efforts of the attackers, eleven of whom have been later presented the Victoria go, the raid used to be simply partially winning. realize the successes and screw ups of this dramatic raid during this in-depth account, whole with specifically commissioned battlescene art. the writer unearths how regardless of failure, the raid proven to Germany that Britain was once nonetheless in a position to offensive motion, whilst its armies have been being pressured back.
"Like different books within the sequence, it's a gripping description of occasions and because of a bevy of photographs and a few wonderful paintings that incorporates maps and charts, we get a true suggestion of what went on in this assault... it's a ebook I loved and one who i will be able to simply suggest to you." - Scott Van Aken, *Modeling Madness
"Whether you're a historian or modeler, The blockading Of Zeebrugge - Operation Z-O 1918 bargains a component of curiosity for someone. The diorama proposal from this ebook is enormous." - version Shipwrights
"The blocking off of Zeebrugge records the April 1918 raid through the Royal army at the German-held ports of Zeebrugge and Ostend, and gives an outstanding, in-depth historical past that army collections will relish." -The Midwest publication Review*
About the Author
Stephen Prince is a Historian within the Naval ancient department of the Royal Navy's Naval employees. he's liable for RN reporting from present operations and the ancient enter into present coverage. he's a graduate of Warwick college and King's collage London, the place he got the Russell Prize. He has been Sir Robert Menzies student on the Australian battle Memorial, lecturer at Britannia Royal Naval collage and senior lecturer on the Joint companies Command & employees university. In 2006 he served in Afghanistan as struggle Diarist for the foreign safeguard advice strength (ISAF). His guides comprise articles within the magazine of Strategic reviews, the RUSI magazine & Defence research. Stephen has led a couple of excursions to Zeebrugge for the Royal Marines. the writer lives in Portsmouth, England.