The Dieppe Raid: The Story of the Disastrous 1942 Mission

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The Dieppe Raid is one of World War II's most controversial hours. In 1942, a full two years before D-Day, thousands of men, mostly Canadian troops eager for their first taste of battle, were sent across the Channel in a raid on the French port town of Dieppe. Air supremacy was not secured; the topography of the town and its surroundings - hemmed in by tall cliffs and steep beaches - meant any invasion was improbably difficult; the result was carnage, the beaches turned into killing grounds even as the men came ashore, and ...

The Dieppe Raid: The Story of the Disastrous 1942 Mission 2006, Aurum Press, London

ISBN-13: 9781845131661

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