Dieppe 1942

Prelude to D-Day

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Dieppe 1942

Prelude to D-Day

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The Dieppe raid of August 1942 is one of the most controversial actions of World War II. Operation 'Jubilee' was a frontal assault on a fortified port landing the latest equipment and armour directly on to the beach. The main force would destroy the port facilities while other smaller landings dealt with anti-aircraft and coastal batteries. The raid itself turned into a fiasco. The assault force was pinned down on the beach and three quarters of the 5,000 troops landed were lost. This book analyses the disastrous raid and examines contrasting conclusions drawn by the Allies and the Germans.

Table of Contents

Origins of the Battle/Chronology/Opposing Commanders/Opposing Forces/Orders of Battle/Opposing Plans/The Flank Attacks/The Main Assault/The RAF's Battle/Disaster, Withdrawal and Surrender/Aftermath and Lessons/The Battlefield Today/Bibliography/Index

Product details

Published 20 Jun 2003
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781841766249
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 72 b/w; 22 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 127
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors


Ken Ford

Ken Ford was born in Hampshire in 1943. He trained…


Howard Gerrard

Howard Gerrard studied at the Wallasey School of A…


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