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Midget Submarine Commander: The Life of Rear Admiral Godfrey Place VC, CB, CVO, DSC Paul Watkins

Midget Submarine Commander: The Life of Rear Admiral Godfrey Place VC, CB, CVO, DSC

Paul Watkins

Published January 19th 2013
ISBN : 9781848848009
Hardcover
244 pages
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 About the Book 

Lieutenant Godfrey Place was in command of submarine X7 in September 1943 which placed four tons of high explosive under the hull of the German battleship Tirpitz. He was awarded the Victoria Cross in 1944, at the age of 22. Taken prisoner he wasMoreLieutenant Godfrey Place was in command of submarine X7 in September 1943 which placed four tons of high explosive under the hull of the German battleship Tirpitz. He was awarded the Victoria Cross in 1944, at the age of 22. Taken prisoner he was repatriated to England at the end of the war, and continued to serve in the Royal Navy for 25 years. This is his story.