What do you think of the following argument? In 1942 the Germans had no intention of using the Tirpitz in the Atlantic. They preferred to keep her on the Norwegian coast. This strategy may seem timid but there was a lot to be said for it. Therefore the Germans had no use for the great dock at St Nazaire. When the British raid wrecked the dock, the Germans could just shrug their shoulders. The dock had no place in their plans anyway. Therefore the heroism and sacrifice of that raid was pointless. It's a very uncomfortable conclusion, but might it just be correct?