Tragedy at Dieppe: Operation Jubilee, August 19, 1942 On August 19, 1942, 5,000 Canadian troops stormed the beaches of Dieppe, France, in the largest Allied raid launched until then against German-occupied Europe. By raid’s end, 907 Canadians were dead or mortally wounded and 1,946 were prisoners of war. The Dieppe raid became Canada’s most disastrous military failure of the war. The reasons for the raid, its composition, and its defeat remain hotly debated issues today. With its trademark “you are there” style, Tragedy at Dieppe—Mark Zuehlke’s tenth book in the best-selling Canadian Battle Series—presents an unflinching account of those...Read More
About the Author
Mark Zuehlke is an award-winning author generally considered to be Canada’s foremost popular military historian. His Canadian Battle Series is the most exhaustive recounting of the battles and campaigns fought by any nation during World War II to have been written by a single author.
In recognition of his contribution to popularizing Canadian history, Mark was awarded the 2014 Governor General’s History Award for Popular Media: The Pierre Berton Award. In 2007, his For Honour’s Sake: The War of 1812 and the Brokering of an Uneasy Peace won the Canadian Author’s Association Lela Common Award for Canadian History. The Canadian Battle Series Holding Juno captured the City of Victoria Butler Book Prize in 2006. Mark is also an award winning mystery writer, whose popular Elias McCann series has garnered much critical praise in Canada and abroad. Set in storm-swept west Vancouver Island village of Tofino, the series follows the reluctant community coroner Elias McCann. Hands Like Clouds, the debut in this series, won the Crime Writer’s of Canada’s Arthur Ellis Award for the 2000 Best First Novel and the third instalment, Sweep Lotus, was nominated for the 2004 Arthur Ellis Best Novel. When not writing, this Victoria, British Columbia resident can often be found tinkering around the Fernwood heritage house he shares with partner and fellow writer Frances Backhouse. He enjoys hiking, backpacking, cycling, kayaking, travelling, and cooking.
by Mark Zuehlke
As part of Operation Husky 2013, a group of Canadians walked this route to honour the memory of the nationâs soldiers who fought in Sicily seventy years earlier and whose sacrifice has been largely forgotten. Under a searing sun, with Mount E... read more(as of March 26, 2017 7:27 am - More infoProduct prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on [relevant Amazon Site(s), as applicable] at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.)