The Zeebrugge raid centenary
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Dover marks the centenary of the Zeebrugge Raid

As World War One dragged into its fourth year the British desperately wanted to halt attacks on shipping by German submarines.

A daring plan was hatched to attack a Belgian Port being used by the U-boats.

On St George's Day 100 years ago, a small force of volunteers from the Royal Marines and Royal Navy set out on the near-suicide mission which was to become known as the Zeebrugge Raid.

  • 22 Apr 2018