The Commandos at Dieppe: Rehearsal for D-Day

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Written with the assistance of first hand accounts this tells the tale of the members of No 4 Commando’s successful raid on the Hess Battery, 1942.

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. Landings against nearby gun batteries by 4 Commando proved an excellent demonstration of the military adage ‘train hard, fight easy’ and the advantage of proper planning.

Written with the assistance of veterans who survived the raid and subsequent commando operations, this is a compelling read.

Interestingly, this successful raid also included members of the Free French and US Commandos, later named the US Rangers, and it included the first US land forces to engage the Germans on mainland Europe.

Foreword
Introduction
Chapter 1 1942
Chapter 2 Planning
Chapter 3 Training
Chapter 4 Departure
Chapter 5 Hostile Shores
Chapter 6 Landing
Chapter 7 Attack
Chapter 8 Withdrawal
Chapter 9 Homecoming
Chapter 10 Aftermath
Appendices 1 No 4 Commando after Cauldron
Appendices 2 No 4 Commando order of battle at Cauldron
Appendices 3 Regiments and Corps represented in Operation Cauldron
Bibliography
Index

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In 1942 the Allies launched a raid against the German-held port of Dieppe on the French channel coast. This book, published to coincide with the 60th Anniversary of the D-Day landings, tells the compelling story of that operation and was written with the assistance of veterans who survived the raid.

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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. Landings against nearby gun batteries by 4 Commando proved an excellent demonstration of the military adage ‘train hard, fight easy’ and the advantage of proper planning.

Written with the assistance of veterans who survived the raid and subsequent commando operations, this is a compelling read.

Interestingly, this successful raid also included members of the Free French and US Commandos, later named the US Rangers, and it included the first US land forces to engage the Germans on mainland Europe.

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