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Tragedy at Dieppe: Operation Jubilee, August
Tragedy at Dieppe: Operation Jubilee, August
Tragedy at Dieppe: Operation Jubilee, August

Tragedy at Dieppe: Operation Jubilee, August 19, 1942

Product ID : 18941973

Galleon Product ID 18941973
UPC / ISBN 1771620161
Shipping Weight 1.35 lbs
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Binding: Paperback
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Manufacturer Douglas & McIntyre
Shipping Dimension 8.98 x 5.98 x 1.34 inches
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About Tragedy At Dieppe: Operation Jubilee, August

Product Description With trademark vibrant style, the tenth volume in Mark Zuehlke's Canadian Battle series tells the story of the 1942 Dieppe raid. Nicknamed “The Poor Man's Monte Carlo,” Dieppe had no strategic importance. The decision to assault it with the largest raid mounted to that date was political. Britain was under intense pressure to launch a major cross-Channel attack against France and, since 1939, Canadian troops had amassed and trained there for the invasion of Europe that would finally occur in 1944. But the Canadian public and many politicians were impatient to see Canadian soldiers fight sooner. Drawing on rare archival documents, personal interviews, and other sources, Mark Zuehlke examines how the raid came to be and why it went so tragically wrong. From the clash of personality and ambition between those masterminding the raid to the experiences of the common soldier left to carry it out, Zuehlke tells the story vividly and uncompromisingly. Ultimately, Tragedy at Dieppe honors the bravery and sacrifice of those who fought and died that fateful day and is a fitting tribute timed to commemorate the raid's 70th anniversary. Review "a truly moving presentation, with quotations and facts that make this piece of history something to read through your tears" ( Winnipeg Free Press) "Zuehlke’s books provide a rich tapestry on the soldier’s experience in war and the role played by the Canadian army and his book on Dieppe is no different. This book has a great deal to offer general readers with little to no knowledge of the Dieppe Raid. It provides a solid overview of the genesis and planning of the raid, it explores the intensive training Canadian troops were put through prior to the raid and it documents the carnage and heroism on the five beaches where Canadian and British troops fought and died on 19 August 1942." ( Canadian Military History) About the Author Mark Zuehlke is hailed as Canada’s leading popular military historian. He was shortlisted for the 2007 Pierre Berton Award for popularizing Canadian history and is the author of more than 20 books, including nine devoted to military history. Also the coauthor of The Canadian Military Atlas, he lives in Victoria, British Columbia.