Above us the waves - The story of Midget submarines and Human torpedoes

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It was the Italians who pioneered the use of two-man human torpedoes or chariots, and their attacks on ships of the Royal Navy in Alexandria Harbour in 1941 caused Winston Churchill to write to the Chief of Staffs committee to enquire what was being done to emulate these daring attacks. The result was the development of British chariots which were regarded as stop-gaps until the X-craft or midget submarines could be deployed.
It was the Italians who pioneered the use of two-man human torpedoes or chariots, and their attacks on ships of the Royal Navy in Alexandria Harbour in 1941 caused Winston Churchill to write to the Chief of Staffs committee to enquire what was being done to emulate these daring attacks. The result was the development of British chariots which were regarded as stop-gaps until the X-craft or midget submarines could be deployed.
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Author Warren & James Benson
Published 1971
Book Condition Ex Library Naval Collection , library plate and stamp, generally excellent condition
Dimensions (cm) 14x22
Pages 256
Weight (g) 470.0000
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