Stealthily by Night: The COPPists: Clandestine Beach Reconnaissance and Operations in World War II :: Ian Trenowden soon to be presented for sale on the wonderful BookLovers of Bath web site!
Bristol: Crecy Books , 1996, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Appendices ;
From the cover: COPP (Combined Operations Pilotage Parties) were formed in December 1942, when the need for invasion beach reconnaissances and assault guidance for invasion fleets was officially recognised.
COPPs were a revolutionary concept: independent teams, led by Lieutenants, Royal Navy, qualified Navigators or Hydrographers capable of navigating cruisers or aircraft carriers teamed with Captains, Royal Engineers, preferably Commando and SBS trained: to make small-boat reconnaissances of heavily defended enemy beaches with full knowledge of proposed major offences Where their capture could well comp…
Introduction by: Major General L. Scott-Bowden
Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper, with a snag to the top corner of the lower panel. Edges of the text block lightly spotted.
Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XIV] 250 pages. Index. Bibliography. 9½” x 6¼”.
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