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Legend

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I enclose a link to an article written by Robert Dunlop on Operation Hush.


http://www.1914-1918.net/BATTLES/hush/hush.htm


This landing (never carried out) seems to have significant planning put into it and there are some features that have a 1944 ring to them (like submarine recces of the proposed beach heads). Certainly they seem to have put more thought into dealing with the sea wall than was applied to Dieppe. But could it have succeeded?



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very interesting article!
the attack seems to be well planed out so I think it had a good chance for success~


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The photo in the article and one showing one of the winch-equipped tanks being used as a tank-recovery vehicle are in Fletcher's book on the British tanks 1915-1919 (correct title?).  Does anyone know how the ramp was supported?  ...by a frame on top of the tank hull and maybe the hull-side winches to lower it?  I don't see the wheels on the ramp in the picture.  Any ideas how they were attached?



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wayne wrote:


one showing one of the winch-equipped tanks being used as a tank-recovery vehicle are in Fletcher's book on the British tanks 1915-1919 (correct title?). 

I doubt that this is one of the Hush tanks as it is a supply tank and not a Female and does not appear to be using a winch but pulling using its tracks.

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Hello Everyone


  Very interesting, I did a little digging around and found this about Operation Hush.


http://www.ijnhonline.org/volume1_number1_Apr02/pdf_april02/pdf_page.pdf


All the best


Tim R



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Tim very interesting


A lot of thought seems to have gone into this and there are certainly some pre echoes (can you have a pre echo?) of D Day with things like the smoke screens and the landings to take out batteries.


I know that Admiral Fisher (1st Sea Lord) once had a plan for a landing in the Baltic with the intention of doing  to Berlin what happened in Washington in 1814. I know very little detail save that HMS Glorious and HMS Furious (later to be converted into flat tops) were originally built as light shallow draft battle cruisers to support such an operation. This sounds distinctively iffy and a good way to loose a significant part of the fleet.



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Centurion


  I have also contacted Mr. Fletcher concerning Operation Hush and the Tanks used, He is putting together some stuff for me, pictures, diagrams articles etc., I will get back to you when I receive the information.


All the Best


Tim R


   


 



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