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 was Operation Collar (1940)?

Introduction Operation Collar was the codeword for the first commando raid, conducted by the British forces, during the Second World War. The location selected for the raid was the Pas-de-Calais department on the French coast. The British Commandos had not long been formed and were not yet trained, so the operation was given to No.… Read More