Target Tirpitz: X-Craft, Agents and Dambusters - The Epic Quest to Destroy Hitler's Mightiest Warship

Patrick Bishop


Target Tirpitz: X-Craft, Agents and Dambusters - The Epic Quest to Destroy Hitler's Mightiest Warship

Target Tirpitz: X-Craft, Agents and Dambusters - The Epic Quest to Destroy Hitler's Mightiest Warship

  • Title: Target Tirpitz: X-Craft, Agents and Dambusters - The Epic Quest to Destroy Hitler's Mightiest Warship
  • Author: Patrick Bishop
  • ISBN: 9780007319237
  • Page: 203
  • Format: Hardcover



A gripping account of the epic hunt for Hitler s most terrifying battleship the legendary Tirpitz and the brave men who risked their lives to attack and destroy this most potent symbol of the Nazi s fearsome war machine.Tirpitz was the pride of Hitler s navy To Churchill, she was the Beast , a menace to Britain s supply lines and a threat to the convoys sustaining StA gripping account of the epic hunt for Hitler s most terrifying battleship the legendary Tirpitz and the brave men who risked their lives to attack and destroy this most potent symbol of the Nazi s fearsome war machine.Tirpitz was the pride of Hitler s navy To Churchill, she was the Beast , a menace to Britain s supply lines and a threat to the convoys sustaining Stalin s armies Tirpitz was said to be unsinkable, impregnable no other target attracted so much attention.In total 36 major Allied operations were launched against her, including desperately risky missions by human torpedoes and midget submarines and near suicidal bombing raids Yet Tirpitz stayed afloat It was not until November 1944 that she was finally destroyed by RAF Lancaster Bombers flown by 617 Squadron the Dambusters in a gruelling mission that tested the very limits of human endurance.The man who led the raid Willie Tait was one of the most remarkable figures of the war, flying missions almost continuously right from the start Until now his deeds have been virtually unknown With exclusive co operation from Tait s family, Patrick Bishop reveals the extraordinary achievement of a man who shunned the spotlight but whose name will be renowned for generations to come.


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Target Tirpitz is about multiple British attempts to sink the German battleship Tirpitz, sister ship of the Bismarck which the Royal Navy sent to the bottom in May 1941.Tirpitz spent most of the war hiding in a Norwegian fjord and fired few shots in anger. She was very well protected and extremely difficult to get at. Many attempts to sink Tirpitz were mounted, some of them quite bizarre, and the book tells of all of them in thrilling fashion.The author clearly spent a fantastic amount of time o [...]

The Hunt for Hitler’s War­ship by Patrick Bishop is a non-fiction book about the attempts of the allies to sink the Ger­man bat­tle­ship Tir­pitz dur­ing World War II. This is a great book for World War II buffs, naval his­to­ri­ans or those inter­ested in naval tech­ni­cal developments.Patrick Bishop wrote an inter­est­ing book about the allies’ obses­sion with sink­ing the Tir­pitz even though she was mostly inac­tive dur­ing the war. It seemed to me the Tirpitz’s grea [...]

Bishop's book is about the various attempts made against the Tirpitz, Hitler's surviving battleship, by the British Navy, the Fleet Air Arm, and the RAF. The book also serves as a history of the naval war between the British and the Germans (save for most of the war in the western approaches between u-boats and convoys, with the Tirpitz always present as a threat to the convoy runs to Russia. The various British efforts—bombing missions, naval encounters at sea, midget submarine and "chariot" [...]

This book focuses on the various Allied efforts to sink the battleship and is an enjoyable read, though it breaks no new ground. In his narrative Bishop effortlessly changes perspective between German, British and Norwegian protagonists, just as easily as his scope waries from close-up to widescreen. The book is more about action than analysis, and Bishop tend to portray his subjects as if they're all from the same mould; nearly all of them comes across as likeable, well-adjusted and well-balanc [...]

Amazingly detailed account of the varied attempts to destroy the German battleship Tirpitz that took over four years to finally succeed. Patrick Bishop also includes other WWII theatres such as the sinking of Bismark and the St. Nazaire dock raid, the arctic convoys, the sinking of Scharnhorst, all related to the threat posed by Tirpitz.'Target Tirpitz' provides intimate particulars of most of the twenty four operations between late 1940 and November 1944 that were sent against the pride of the [...]

Original review posted at Layers of Thought.John’s quick take: A fascinating book for anyone interested in World War II or military history; but also a terrific read for anyone who likes a good adventure story. This history book is full of both intriguing historical details and breathtakingly dangerous human exploits.John’s description: As Hitler’s Germany prepared for war, it was determined to match the might of the British Navy. One result of this was the building of a huge battleship th [...]

A somewhat dry read, which almost stopped me proceeding as I got thirty or forty pages in and then didn't pick it up for a week or so. But in fact the plain prose style is a good choice - the story itself is interesting enough to drive the reader's interest, once you get going.One of the most startling insights is how little the Tirpitz actually did in WWII. A mere handful of missions once based in Norway, its significance was more in its potential, and the fact the Navy had to commit its own sh [...]

This book is as much about the theater of war in the north Atlantic and Arctic as it is about the German warship, Tirpitz, especially considering how very little the vessel contributed to the war. But it was still a tremendous threat to the Allies, especially to the convoys of equipment travelling the northernmost waters of the Arctic to supply the Russians. The naval activity surrounding the northern nations is an aspect of WWII that is often overlooked, and here the significance of the area is [...]

A very readable account of the Tirpitz and the many attempts to destroy one of Germany's capital ships in the Second World War. Tirpitz represented a permanent threat, particularly to the Arctic convoys. Moored for most of its life in a Norwegian fjord the Titpitz rarely ventured far, but when it did allied warships and merchant shipping were at a considerable disadvantage. Having sunk the pocket battleship Bismark shortly after it sank HMS Hood and then broke out into the Atlantic, the allies n [...]

Solid historical war novel. I love ships and airplanes; in a way it was very educative reading this book. Well written, I nonetheless sometimes struggled a bit to follow the chronology. But then, war is not chronological, it is chaotic and it happens somewat randomly in multiple theatres. It was astounding the price of war - sunken ships, dead people, collateral damage, erosion of morals and principles. Behind the scenes are politicians pulling strings - some of them severely flawed in their per [...]

Excellent book for those interested in the history of WWII, especially with an interest in the lives and conditions of those that fought and experienced the war. The most significant take-away for me was the sheer quantity of resources and lives dedicated to the pursuit and destruction of a ship that in fact sailed out to battle so seldom and accomplished so little. The ship's potential to influence naval activity was immeasurably greater than its actual impact, a lesson hopefully missed by few [...]

An in-depth account covering a vast amount of action: the breakout of the Bismarck, the Arctic Convoys, the Shetland Busl tied up with the operations of the Third Reich's last battleship. An excellent starting point for any reading into all of these things, and a fine book in and of itself. Filled with quotes of people from each side where appropriate, and fortunately short on the speculation that sometimes fills such tomes.

Covers a lot of material - Tirpitz was of strategic importance (or at least considered so) so everything happening around her has to be covered as well. As often is the case, contains a few errors (the Royal Navy had 3 battlecruisers at the start of the war, not 4; Duke of York had 14 inch guns not 15 inch) - and probably a few more that I missed.

This is the story of the battleship Tirpitz, mightiest vessel in the German Navy during World War 2, and of the many and varied attempts by the Allies to sink her in the fjords of Norway. I found the book to be highly informative but fast paced and easy to read. The maps on the inside covers were particularly helpful. I liked this book!

Very good account of an important aspect of the war at sea.

Excellent- a lighter read, but I really enjoyed the narrative.

Spennende bok om Englands mange forsøk på å senke Hitlers slagskip Tirpitz mens det lå i Norge. Og som de omsider greide ved Håkøya i november 1944.

A very readable account of the amazing ingenuity and courage (over the top, in some cases) of the British airmen and sailors who were determined to destroy the Tirpitz.

Learnt some stuff I didn't know with this one :-) In depth study with some great personal stories :-)

Excellent gripping truth

Spennende bok. Godt skrevet. Gode beretninger fra begge sider av konflikten. Gode skildringer.

Great insight into the British during WW2. I have always just read American based history of the era. This was a fascinating eye-opener.


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