The Sea Devils : Operation Struggle and the Last Great Raid of World War Two
Publication Date: 29 August 2018
July 1945. Eighteen young British, Australian and New Zealand special forces from a top-secret underwater warfare unit prepare to undertake three audacious missions against the Japanese.
Using XE-craft midget submarines, the raiders will creep deep behind Japanese lines to sink two huge warships off Singapore and sever two vitally important undersea communications cables. Success will hasten ultimate victory over Japan; but if any of the men are captured they can expect a gruesome execution.
Can the Sea Devils overcome Japanese defences, mechanical failures, oxygen poisoning and submarine disasters to fulfil their missions? Mark Felton tells the true story of a band of young men living on raw courage, nerves and adrenalin as they attempt to pull off what could be the last great raid of World War Two.
About the Author
Mark Felton is a well-known British historian whose numerous books and articles on military history have received international attention. His last book Castle of the Eagles ('an extraordinary and largely forgotten wartime story, brought back to life in this Boys' Own account' - Daily Mail) has been optioned by Hollywood for movie development, as has his Zero Night ('a thundering good read' - History of War). After a decade working in Shanghai, Mark now lives in Norwich.