The Dieppe Raid

The Dieppe Raid

Author: Robin Neillands

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253347815

Category: History

Page: 332

View: 547

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 whole regiments literally decimated. Why was the Raid ever mounted? Was the whole thing even, as has been darkly alleged, expected and even intended to fail, a cynical conspiracy to prove to the Americans, at the expense of so many Canadian lives, the impracticability of staging the Normandy landings for another two years? Robin Neillands goes behind the myths to tell what really happened, and why.

Dieppe, Dieppe

Dieppe, Dieppe

Author: Brereton Greenhous

Publisher: Art Global

ISBN: UCBK:C046213882

Category: DIPPE, RAID, 1942

Page: 170

View: 441

De nombreuses photographies accompagnent le texte rappelant cette importante opération militaire oú plusieurs compatriotes ont laissé leur vie.

Dieppe Revisited

Dieppe Revisited

Author: John P. Campbell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135197056

Category: History

Page: 262

View: 156

This book reappraises the ill-fated raid named operation Jubilee, focusing on aspects such as naval and air operations in the Channel, signals, radar intelligence, agents and deception. It draws from official archives, both German and Allied. From these voluminous but fragmented records, many of which have been destroyed, classified or lost, the book aims to thread the evidence together.

Dieppe

Dieppe

Author: Tim Saunders

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781783409549

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 572

In 1942, with the outcome of the war very much in the balance, there was a pressing need for military success on mainland Europe. Churchill ordered Admiral Lord Mountbatten's Combined Operations HQ to take the war to the Germans. The Canadians were selected for the Dieppe raid, which, while a morale raiser, was a disaster. Over 3,000 men were lost. This authoritative account looks at the planning, execution and analyses the reasons for failure.

Dieppe

Dieppe

Author: Henry Buckton

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781398103870

Category: History

Page: 211

View: 155

On the eightieth anniversary of the disastrous raid on Dieppe, this is the compelling story of the failures in its planning and execution and the bitter lessons learned in advance of D-Day.

Tragedy at Dieppe

Tragedy at Dieppe

Author: Mark Zuehlke

Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre

ISBN: 9781553658351

Category: History

Page: 458

View: 172

Now in paper! The gripping story of the Canadian Army's disastrous raid on Dieppe -- the tenth instalment of the bestselling Canadian Battle Series. Nicknamed "the Poor Man's Monte Carlo," Dieppe had no strategic importance in World War II -- but the decision to assault it in August 1942 with the largest raid mounted to that date was political. With the Soviet Union thrown on the ropes by German invasion and America having just entered the war, Britain was under intense pressure to launch a major cross-Channel attack. In Canada, too, the public was calling for action, impatient to see Canadian soldiers wrap up their training in Britain and get into the war. Almost 5,000 Canadians formed the core of a 6,000-strong force. By the raid's end, 913 would be dead or mortally wounded, 1,946 would be prisoners of war and the Dieppe raid would become Canada's most costly day of World War II. Drawing on rare archival documents and personal interviews, Mark Zuehlke examines how the raid came to be and why it went so tragically wrong. From the clashes of personality and ambition among those masterminding the raid to the experiences of the common soldier left to carry it out, this tenth instalment of the Canadian Battle Series tells a compelling, unflinching story.

Captain Dieppe

Captain Dieppe

Author: Anthony Hope

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 9783849648121

Category: Fiction

Page: 237

View: 172

This new story is in the author's most finished and delicate style. The gallant Captain is a French soldier of fortune, and the surprising adventures into which he is projected, by his choice of a night's lodging in the Castle of Fieramondi, form the basis of a characteristically ingenious and interesting tale.

Allies at Dieppe

Allies at Dieppe

Author: Will Fowler

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781782000891

Category: History

Page: 216

View: 950

In August 1942, the Allies launched a raid against the German-held port of Dieppe on the French channel coast. It was largely a disaster, with the Canadian forces bearing the brunt of the catastrophe. However, it wasn't all a failure, and history has tended to overlook the role of 4 Commando, who, along with their US Ranger counter-parts, landed and successfully disabled the German guns threatening the rest of the landings. Their actions proved an excellent demonstration of the military adage "train hard, fight easy†? and showed the advantage of proper operational planning and brilliant leadership. This controversial raid also included members of the Free French and it was the first time US land forces engaged the Germans on mainland Europe. Set in the context of the Dieppe raid as a whole, Will Fowler studies the contribution of No. 4 Commando and Operation Cauldron, and evaluates how and why they achieved their objectives in this daring Commando raid of World War II.

Eyewitness at Dieppe

Eyewitness at Dieppe

Author: Ross Reyburn

Publisher: Pen and Sword History

ISBN: 9781399060011

Category: History

Page: 200

View: 399

In August 1942, Allied forces mounted an attack on the German-held port of Dieppe; titled Operation Jubilee, it represented a rehearsal for invasion. The amphibious attack saw over 6,000 infantrymen, predominantly Canadian, put ashore, tasked with destroying German structures and gathering intelligence. The doomed raid was an abject failure, and became Canada’s worst military disaster. Eyewitness at Dieppe is a long-overdue reissue of New Zealand-born writer Wallace Reyburn’s dramatic account of the raid. He was with the first soldiers clambering ashore, and aboard the last ship returning to England after six hours of carnage. Awarded an OBE as the only war correspondent to witness the street fighting first-hand, Reyburn was fortunate not be numbered among Dieppe’s dead, suffering just a minor wound inflicted by mortar shell fragments. His book, Rehearsal for Invasion was a wartime bestseller. Accompanied by freelance journalist Ross Reyburn’s new foreword on his father’s account, this new edition tells us more about Wallace’s intriguing life and details the shortcomings of his father’s book, dictated by wartime censorship corrected in the post-war years through a withering condemnation of raid’s mastermind Lord Mountbatten.