Tragedy At Dieppe

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...

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