Calendar Of State Papers 1562

Author: Great Britain. Public Record Office
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Calendar Of State Papers 1562 from the Author: Great Britain. Public Record Office.

The Dieppe Raid

Author: Robin Neillands
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253347817
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The Dieppe Raid from the Author: Robin Neillands. 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 English Channel in a raid on the French port town of Dieppe. Air supremacy was not secured; the topography—a town hemmed in by tall cliffs and reached by steep beaches—meant any invasion was improbably difficult. The result was carnage: the beaches were turned into killing grounds even as the men came ashore, and whole battalions were cut to pieces. In this book, Robin Neillands has traced numerous surviving veterans of the Raid, in the United Kingdom and Canada, to tell the harrowing story of what actually took place, hour by hour, as disaster unfolded. He has also exhaustively explored all the archival evidence to establish as far as possible the paper trail of command, of who knew—or should have known—what was happening, and whether the whole debacle could have been prevented. The result is the definitive account of one of the Allies' darkest hours.

Captain Dieppe

Author: Anthony Hope
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
ISBN: 3849694615
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Captain Dieppe from the Author: Anthony Hope. 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.

Dieppe Revisited

Author: John P. Campbell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135196982
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Dieppe Revisited from the Author: John P. Campbell. 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.

Allies At Dieppe

Author: Will Fowler
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1782000895
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Allies At Dieppe from the Author: Will Fowler. 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.