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Stringbag The Fairey Swordfish at War by David Wragg

Stringbag The Fairey Swordfish at War


Stringbag The Fairey Swordfish at War by David Wragg

This is a narrative account of the operations of the Fairey Swordfish throughout World War Two. The most famous of these was the attack on the Italian fleet at Taranto, crippling three battleships and damaging several other ships as well as the seaplane base and an oil storage depot. The Swordfish played a prominent part in the Battle of Matapan and in the sinking of the Bismarck. Less happily, Swordfish were used in the unsuccessful and ill-prepared raid on the Germans at Petsamo and in the abortive attack on the battle cruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau during the Channel Dash in 1942.

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Publication date

13th July 2004


David Wragg

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Leo Cooper Ltd an imprint of Pen & Sword Books Ltd


256 pages


European history
Second World War
Air forces & warfare



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