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This book tells the detailed story of the French Destroyer Maille Breze that blew up off Greenock in 1940. It lay as a reminder of the tragedy of War till 1954 when it was removed to Port Glasgow for breaking up. What happened? Why did it happen? Detailed reports and first hand accounts are included in this book.

When De Gaulle called on French everywhere to fight back against the Nazis, Greenock would become one of the important bases of the Free French Navy, escorting convoys to and from North America and Murmansk. This book details their time in Greenock and shows how the Cross of Lorraine became one of the most stunning war memorials in the world.

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