OSHR 3116 - The Saint Nazaire Raid (Perk Series Lecture)

  • Noncredit

This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.

On March of 1942, an amphibious attack on the heavily defended dry dock at St. Nazaire in German occupied France was initiated by the British. Royal Navy and British commandos were committed to deprive major German warships of a safe haven repair port on the Atlantic coast. Overcoming German resistance, a destroyer loaded with explosives was rammed into the dry dock. Port installations and the dry dock proper were destroyed. The dock remained inoperable for the rest of the war. German casualties were devastating. The commandoes incurred heavy loses as they fought to return to England or attempted an overland escape. Many were forced to surrender when their ammunition was expended. This perk will explore the operation that became known as "The Greatest Raid of All."

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.

Instructors

Dr. Isaac Eliachar

Dr. Isaac Eliachar is a retired physician who headed the laryngotracheal reconstruction section at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Since his retirement, he has actively pursued his interests in World War II and post-war history, teaching history courses at the Palm Springs Air Museum and for the Osher Institute at Cal State San Bernardino, Palm Desert Campus.

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