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Dieppe 1942

The Jubilee Disaster

by Atkin, Ronald

In the summer of 1942 the war was almost at the end of its third year and the position of the Allies was desperate, both in Europe and on the Middle and Far Eastern fronts. The hard-pressed Russians were urging Winston Churchill to open a Second Front, about which he was understandably cool. Eventually it was decided to mount a “reconnaissance in force” against the French coast and at dawn on 19 August five thousand soldiers, mainly Canadians, were landed at and around Dieppe. The venture was doomed from the outset as en route the raiding force blundered into a German convoy heading for the same destination, alerting the port’s defenders. What followed was nine hours of carnage. Ronald Atkin has pieced together the full story of that day from all sides and the result is a masterly account of one of the most extraordinary – and tragic – episodes of the Second World War.

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Comments

“A Fleet Street journalist, Mr Atkin has scrupulously avoided the temptations of his craft. He is neither vulgarly dramatic nor breezily speculative but simply offers, within a sensible framework of fact, a litany of the lost and the lucky who lived... a plain tale, blood-drenched by survivors’ memories.”

Reviews: The Times

“Vivid with eye-witness accounts, probing sensibly and impartially into the claims, confusions and recriminations, this book is a model of its kind.”

Reviews: The Observer

“Well researched and very readable...Mr Atkin is of the Cornelius Ryan school of historian, bringing his canvas to life by innumerable interviews with participators.”

Reviews: Daily Telegraph

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