'an attention to detail coupled with a relaxed, readable style for a non-fiction work ... Don't wait for the paperback' ARRSE.
'Lyman's account of their feat of endurance and of their comrades' sacrifice will make you feel proud to be British' Daily Express.
'a compelling story: this cockleshell will float' Daily Mail.
'I enjoyed reading this book very much ... it achieves the very difficult objective of shedding new light on a very-well known and intensely studied event in history' Daly History.
'readable, detailed, well-written ... This book certainly deserves a place on your bookshelf, if you want a good up to date account of the raid' Globe and Laurel.
'This is an excellent account of the raid and everything that surrounded it ... An excellent study of an incredibly daring raid' History of War.
'Robert Lyman has uncovered a wealth of new material. His book paints a vivid picture of this extraordinary episode' Mail on Sunday.
'It rips along at a cracking pace, bringing the raid and protagonists vividly to life' Navy News.
'a good read and contains some detail not in previous titles, in particular Hasler and Sparks' escape to Spain with the French resistance' Royal Canoe Club.