In early February 1942, three of Germany's largest and most dangerous battle ships made an attempt to return home from a French port.

The journey was through the heavily defended English Channel, something that was considered nearly impossible.

Six fabric and wood Swordfish biplane torpedo bombers and five wooden built motor torpedo boats were sent out against the might of Germany's Navy and her formidable airforce,
the Luftwaffe.

This is the story of The Channel Dash...

Help & About

Thanks must go to those who gave support to this project and include;

Kent County Councillors
Eileen Rowbotham
Mike Eddy
Mr McKenna
Mr Neaves
Mr Birkby

and the Dover Harbour Board.

This site is owned by the Channel Dash association, registered charity number 1139128. www.channeldash.org

Copyrights are property of their respective owners . No part of this site may be copied or used with permission. E&OE.

Credits:

Jim Williams

Jim Williams - Coordinator of the Memorials and Project Leader of Schools IT Project.

Peter Nixon

Peter Nixon - Chairman of Channel Dash Memorial Trust.

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For teachers

This site covers the section "challenges for Britain, Europe and the wider world 1901 to the present day" as defined by the History programmes of study:key stage 3 National curriculum in England (Reference: DFE-00194-2013).

The key area covered is the Second World War and the key historical event is the Battle of The Atlantic.

Study notes are based on understanding the individual events in the context of the consequence of these events to the Battle of The Atlantic.