What was the Zeebrugge Raid (1918)?

Introduction The Zeebrugge Raid (Dutch: Aanval op de haven van Zeebrugge; French: Raid sur Zeebruges) on 23 April 1918, was an attempt by the Royal Navy to block the Belgian port of Bruges-Zeebrugge during World War I. The British intended to sink obsolete ships in the canal entrance, to prevent German vessels from leaving port.… Read More


What is a Raid (Military)?

Introduction Raiding, also known as depredation, is a military tactic or operational warfare mission which has a specific purpose. The raiders do not capture and hold a location, but quickly retreat to a previous defended position before enemy forces can respond in a coordinated manner or formulate a counter-attack. A raiding group may consist of… Read More