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 four Commandos proved an excellent demonstration of the military adage "train hard, fight easy" and the advantage of proper planning. 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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Will Fowler has been writing on on current and historical military subjects for many years and has authored a number of books and partworks on a range of military subjects.Review:
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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Book Description HarperCollins UK, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. illustrated edition. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0007111258
Book Description HarperCollins UK. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0007111258 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.1010636