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Catch That Tiger Churchill's Secret Order That Launched the Most Astounding and Dangerous Mission of World War II by Noel Botham, Bruce Montague
  

Catch That Tiger Churchill's Secret Order That Launched the Most Astounding and Dangerous Mission of World War II

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Catch That Tiger Churchill's Secret Order That Launched the Most Astounding and Dangerous Mission of World War II by Noel Botham, Bruce Montague

With exclusive access toprivate diariesand dozens of photographs, this is theincredible story of one of the most dangerous and thrilling secret missions of World War IIUnleashed by Hitler in 1942, the German Tiger tank was by far the most powerful tank ever built at the time the 60-ton monster could destroy any Allied tank from more than a mile away. Desperate to discover the secret technology used inits manufacture, Winston Churchill chose a brilliant young army engineer, Major Doug Lidderdale, as his special agent. In a late-night briefing in the subterranean war rooms under Whitehall he ordered him Go catch me a tiger. By February 1943, Dougwas facing Rommel's desert army. After several hair-raising efforts to bag a Tiger on the battlefields of Tunisia, Doug and his team put their lives on the line in a terrifying shoot-out with the five-man crew of a Tiger, capturing the tank intact. The morale boost to the Allies was such that both Churchill and King George VI flew to Tunis to examine the Tiger firsthand. But the Germans were not finished with Doug constant attacks by the Luftwaffe and U-boats pursuedhim and his men on the journey back to England. But by October 1943, the Tiger was gifted to Churchill, who had it placed on London's Horse Guards Parade. Lidderdale went on to use some of the Tiger technology to develop war machines for the D-day landings and was promoted to Colonel. Tiger 131 is now kept at Bovington Tank Museum and is the only working Tiger in the world. The full extent of Doug's adventures only came to light after his son, Dave Travis, revealed the existence of his father's diaries.

About the Author

Noel Botham is the chairmanof the Useless Information Society and the author of several books, including The Best Book of Useless Information Ever, The Book of Useless Information, and The Ultimate Book of Useless Information. Bruce Montague is an actor.

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Publication date

3rd July 2013

Author

Noel Botham, Bruce Montague

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Publisher

John Blake Publishing Ltd

Format

Paperback
288 pages

Categories

Second World War


Biography: historical, political & military

ISBN

9781782194323

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