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Zeebrugge Raids

23rd April 1918

World War I: The British Navy, commanded by Admiral Keyes, raids the German submarine base at Zeebrugge.

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Zeebrugge & Ostend Raids
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by Stephen McGreal

The unrestricted U-Boat war threatened the very survival of Britain, whose reliance on imported food and war materials was her Achilles' Heel. A significant element of the German submarine fleet operated from the occupied Belgian ports of Zeebrugge and Ostend. After careful planning the Royal Navy launched audacious attacks on… Read more...

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