Operation Flipper

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Lambert M Surhone, Mariam T Tennoe, Susan F Henssonow
Betascript Publishing, Apr 21, 2011 - 120 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Operation Flipper was a British commando raid, during the Second World War, that included among its objectives an attack on the headquarters of Erwin Rommel, the commander of the Axis forces in North Africa. It was timed to strike on the night of 17/18 November 1941, just before the start of Operation Crusader, a major British offensive. The mission was a total failure. Rommel had left the targeted house two weeks earlier, and all but two of the commandos who managed to get ashore were killed or captured. On 10 November, two submarines left Alexandria. HMS Torbay carried Keyes, Captain Campbell, Lieutenant Cook, and 25 men, while HMS Talisman transported Laycock, Captain Glennie, Lieutenant Sutherland, and 25 men. On the night of 14/15 November, 1941, Keyes' detachment landed on the beach of Hamama (in some sources Hamma), some 250 miles behind enemy lines.

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