The Dieppe Raid : The Story of the Disastrous 1942 Expedition (Twentieth-century Battles)

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The Dieppe Raid : The Story of the Disastrous 1942 Expedition (Twentieth-century Battles)

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 292 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780253347817
  • DDC分類 940.54214

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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.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements                                   vii
About This Book ix
1 THE ROAD TO JUBILEE 1939-42 1 (14)
2 AFTER DUNKIRK 1940-41 15 (18)
3 THE COMMANDER, THE COMMANDOS AND THE 33 (32)
CANADIANS 1940-42
4 POLITICAL PRESSURES 1942 65 (20)
5 PLANNING RUTTER April-July 1942 85 (22)
6 REMOUNTING JUBILEE 22 July-18 August 1942 107(22)
7 YELLOW BEACH 1 AND 2 Berneval 129(20)
8 ORANGE BEACH 1 AND 2 Varengeville 149(16)
9 BLUE BEACH Puys 165(22)
10 GREEN BEACH Pourville 187(20)
11 RED AND WHITE BEACHES Dieppe 207(20)
12 THE FLOATING RESERVE GOES IN 227(18)
13 THE WITHDRAWAL 1100-1300hrs 245(18)
14 A VERDICT ON DIEPPE 263(17)
Notes 280(4)
Bibliography 284(2)
Index 286