XD Operations: Secret British Missions Denying Oil to the Nazis (New edition)

XD Operations: Secret British Missions Denying Oil to the Nazis (New edition)

By: C.C.H. Brazier (author)Paperback

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XD Operations is the first account of the thrilling operations by the Kent Fortress Royal Engineers, tasked with destroying all the oil reserves stored in refineries in the ports along the Continental coastline, thus denying the Nazis vital stocks. Mounted at very short notice and in extreme secrecy, such was the importance attached to them that no plans existed for the unit's evacuation. The book describes the trip over in destroyers, frequently under air attack, the chaotic conditions ahead of the advancing Germans, the difficulties faced in carrying out the tasks and the drama of getting back to England. With a foreword by Richard Holmes, XD Operations contains fascinating photographs, and has a charming and totally understated period style, about events that at times seem unbelievable. But there is no doubt about the authenticity of the book, its characters or the events themselves, which have remained secret all these years because of their extreme political sensitivity. - The Sunday Times

About Author

Brigadier Clifford Brazier OBE served in The Great War and pursued a successful business career, coupled with Territorial Service. In 1932 he formed the Kent Fortress Royal Engineers whose exploits in 1940-42 are the subject of this book. He died in 1959. His son Jock, who lives in Dorset has edited and further researched this book. His Grandson is an MP for a Kent Constituency.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781844153138
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 176
  • ID: 9781844153138
  • ISBN10: 1844153134
  • edition: New edition

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