The incredible details of the bold, near-disastrous first Allied
airborne commando raid.
Audacious to the extreme, Operation Colossus was a raid in the
early, dark days of the Second World War, when Britain stood
seemingly alone. After the country's defeats in western Europe in
1940, Prime Minister Winston Churchill insisted on an aggressive
raiding campaign. Conducted on February 10, 1941, Operation
Colossus was one such raid, meant to steal back the... more...