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'Zeebrugge Raid' by Alan Wakefield.

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The Zeebrugge raid on 23 April, 1918, was remarkable in so many ways and the fact that it achieved so much was down to all concerned, from Vice-Admiral Keyes to the lowliest Seaman or Marine. As a result of the raid no less than eight Victoria Crosses were awarded, several of them by ballot under the little-used rule in the regulations where the co…


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

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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

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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

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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

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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, …