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Dieppe 1942

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Manchester M, Reviewer

Last updated on 13 Jan 2018

I Recommend This Book


Solid readable account of the Dieppe Raid

Operation Jubilee or the Dieppe Raid was on 19 August 1942 (Operation Jubilee) and was intended to investigate how difficult it would be to capture a Channel port. The raid ended in high allied casualties, particularly for the Canadian troops involved.

Atkin wrote this book in the 1980s, however there were some significant eye witnesses still alive then and he makes good use of their first hand accounts.

The 1980s perspective does slightly date the book, it is readable and a worthy addition to the short list of books available on the Dieppe Raid. Atkin also argues some interesting points over blame.

I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher and was not obliged to write a positive review.

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