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The Zeebrugge Raid

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On St George's Day 1918 the Royal Navy launched a daring raid on Zeebrugge on the Belgian coast with the intention of sinking block ships in the canal entrance and so denying use of the port of Brugge to German U-boats and destroyers. The degree of success achieved by Vice-Admiral Keyes operation has been much debated in the century that followed, …