The Dieppe Raid: The Story of the Disastrous 1942 Expedition :: Robin Neillands soon to be presented for sale on the terrific BookLovers of Bath web site!
London: Aurum Press, 2005, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Includes: Black & white photographs; Maps (5);
From the cover: The Dieppe Raid is one of World War IIs most controversial episodes. In 1942, a full two years before D-Day, thousands of men, mostly Canadian troops eager for their first taste of battle, were sent across the Channel in a raid on the French port town of Dieppe. Air supremacy was not secured; the topography a town hemmed in by tall cliffs and reached by steep beaches meant any invasion was improbably difficult. The result was carnage: the beaches were turned into killing grounds even as the men came ashore, and whole battalions were cut to pieces.
But why was the Raid ever mounted? What was…
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Top edge of the text block a little age-tanned.
Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. (xii) 292 pages. Index. Bibliography. 9½” x 6¼”.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I entice you with something lovely from my Military catalogue?