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Zeebrugge Raid remembered

Contributed by editor on Apr 25, 2004 - 04:46 AM


<FONT face=Arial color=black size=4>ZEEBRUGGE RAID REMEMBERED

The Zeebrugge Raid, o­ne of the First World War's most daring actions was marked in Dover o­n Friday. 

It was launched from the Port o­n St George's Day 1918 and despite the massive loss of lives was crucial in helping to end the conflict.

At the time Zeebrugge was being used as a fuelling station by German U-boats.

Men of the Royal Navy and Marines sank three concrete-filled ships in the harbour to block it.

Eleven VCs were won, a record for a single engagement.