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Paddy Ashdown

A Brilliant Little Operation

Last updated: 21 September 2012

Paddy Ashdown

20 September 2012, 7.00pm

Ex-Royal Marine and distinguished politician Paddy Ashdown candidly describes ‘Operation Frankton’, the true story of a group of British men who led a daring and secretive mission to paddle ‘Cockleshell’ canoes into Bordeaux harbour to sink enemy ships.

Join Paddy as he captures the controversy, mystery and heroism surrounding this historic World War Two event.

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