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Documenting one of World War II’s most controversial campaigns, this decisive guide provides an in-depth view of how, a full two years before D-Day, thousands of men mostly Canadian troops eager for their first taste of battle were deployed across the Channel in a poorly organized raid on the French port town of Dieppe. Revealing that air supremacy had not been secured, and that the topography of the town and its near-impenetrable surroundings were impossible to overcome, this startling account presents allegations of a dark conspiracy that resulted in the utter carnage of the attempted invasion with entire regiments literally decimated before the troops had reached the shores. Striving to reveal the facts behind the myths, and debating whether the invasion was an attempt to prove to the Americans at the expense of many Canadian lives the impracticality of staging the Normandy landings for another two years, this intriguing volume is an invaluable resource for those captivated by the path of military history.
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Robin Neillands is the author of The Battle of Normandy, The Bomber War, Eighth Army, and The Old Contemptibles.Review:
"A valuable and gripping account by an experienced military historian, The Dieppe Raid: The Story of the Disastrous 1942 Expedition illuminates leadership failure and miscalculation, and it depicts soldiers' courage in the face of certain death. It will interest a wide range of historians, as well as general readers, and students of warfare." —Sea Classics(Sea Classics)
"... British military historian Robin Neillands tells this story of the Dieppe Raid with considerable skill, presenting a view of the operation within the context of the overall war mixed with judiciously chosen individual experiences and anecdotes.... Neillands's discussion of this engagement is first rate." —German
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