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'Zeebrugge raid" by Alan Wakefield.


Alan Wakefield makes a return visit to the branch. This time his presentation will be in the Zeebrugge raid in 1918, an ambitious combined arms operation designed to deprive Germany of the use of an important U-boat base. Alan will detail the events of the raid and the consequences of it.   

'Twisting the Dragon's Tail - The Zeebrugge Raid 22-23 April 1918' by Alan Wakefield


Alan Wakefield will be giving a presentation on the Zeebrugge Raid of 22-23 April 1918.    IMAGES:  Channel obstructed after the raid; (Left to right) HMS Intrepid, HMS Iphigenia and HMS Thetis. (C) IWM Q 20648B. Graphic depiction of the raid from Popular Science magazine, July 1918. Bird's-eye view of the successful British raid upon the Germa…

‘Twisting the Dragon’s Tail – the Zeebrugge Raid’ by Alan Wakefield


Alan Wakefield will be giving a talk on the Zeebrugge Raid.    IMAGES: Graphic description of the Zeebrugge Raid in World War 1 from Popular Science Magazine, July 1918 and Charles John De Lacy - HMS 'Vindictive' at Zeebrugge, 23 April 1918. 

FREE EVENT - The Zeebrugge Raid: Creating A Legend: 11 May


A free event at the University of Kent   Gateways to the First World War is launching a new project to investigate the ways in which the famous Zeebrugge raid of 1918 was presented to the British people, using local and national newspapers and magazines as a source. We would like to recruit a team of volunteers to work with Professor Mark Connel…

'Twisting the Dragon’s Tail: The Zeebrugge Raid 23 April 1918' with Alan Wakefield


Alan Wakefield Twisting the Dragon’s Tail: The Zeebrugge Raid 23 April 1918 Alan Wakefield was a curator at the National Maritime Museum and is now Head of First World War & Early 20th Century Conflict at the IWM. In 2004 he co-authored Under the Devil’s Eye: Britain’s Forgotten Army at Salonika 1915-1918 for Sutton Publishing and, in 2006, …

'The Zeebrugge Raid 23rd April 1918' by Clive Harris


Image sources: Wikimedia Commons The Zeebrugge Raid was an ambitious British combined arms attempt to block the Belgium port of Bruges/Zeebrugge, by scuttling blockships in the canal leading to the port. The port was a prime British target because it was used by the Imperial German Navy as a U-boat base, threatening Allied control of the Channel a…